Expanded Panama Canal Marks 500 Ship Transits Since Opening
The 8,500 teu YM Unity during its northbound transit of the Panama Canal, Wednesday, December 14, 2016. Photo: Panama Canal Authority

Crunch Time Approaching Fast for Ports and Terminals as Shipping Alliances Look to Cut Costs
By Alex Lennane in Dubai (The Loadstar) – The next big losers in the shipping industry crisis are likely to be ports and terminals, leading to a decline in safety and services.

New Panama Canal – Will US Recoup Multi-Billion $ Port Upgrades?
By Brandon Ross (BNA) American East Coast port operators aren’t expecting an immediate windfall from the billions of dollars they invested to accommodate bigger container ships transiting the newly enlarged Panama Canal, but they are counting on slow, steady growth over the long haul.

Panama Canal: Assessing the Risk & Reward
The Panama Canal’s impact on shipping routes and vessel sizes since it opened in 1914 is undisputed. This will continue with the opening of a third channel for larger vessels in 2016. This briefing examines the risk management impact of this expansion on the maritime industry.

First LNG Carrier Transits the Expanded Panama Canal
The first cargo of LNG entered the expanded Panama Canal on Monday marking the latest in the ‘new era’ of shipping being ushered in with the opening of the canal’s larger locks last month.