Expanded Panama Canal still faces challenges
In this Jan. 18 photo, a tugboat guides the Ever Living, a Neo-Panamax cargo ship, through the Cocoli locks that are part of the new Panama Canal expansion project in Cocoli, Panama. When they travel through the canal, shipping companies have multimillion-dollar vessels at stake, and any delay due to an accident can cost them money.

Alphaliner: 100+ Panamax Containerships Must be Scrapped to Reach Break-Even Levels
At least 100 panamax-class containerships need to be scrapped if owners are to see charter rates return to break-even levels, shipping analyst Alphaliner said today.

First Tug and Barge Through Panama Canal’s Larger Locks
The new locks of the Panama Canal saw another milestone on this month with the successful transit of TradeWinds Towing tug Hollywood and barge JMC 3336. This was the first transit by a tug and barge through the new locks.

Is 2017 The Apex Of Shipping?
By Captain George Livingstone Well 2016 was quite a year for international shipping; the new ultra large locks of Panama Canal opened, the expanded Suez Canal went into high gear, one of the biggest container shipping lines in the world went bankrupt and national elections around the world delivered a distinct message (B...

Containership owners may be next to be buffeted by ripples from the Hanjin collapse
By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The next industry casualty of the Hanjin collapse may not be a carrier, but a major non-operating containership owner.