The Panama Canal set yet another daily tonnage record in February 2017 with a total of 1,180 vessel transits totaling 1.18 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS). The previous record was established the month prior in January 2017 when the Canal recorded a daily tonnage average of 1.16 PC/UMS. The daily tonnage average accounts for vessels transiting through both the original and expanded locks. February is the third-consecutive record-breaking month for the Panama Canal. In Dece
Salish Eagle, BC Ferries’ second LNG-fueled vessel transited Panama Canal overnight on March 5 on its way to British Columbia. The vessel departed Remontowa Shipbuilding’s yard in Gdansk Poland on February 11 and is currently on its way up the West Coast of North America. BC Ferries noted in its statement that the ship is expected to arrive by late March. BC Ferries will take final acceptance and ownership of Salish Eagle upon final inspection once the vessel arrives in B.C.
Thenamaris LNG carrier, the 160,000-cbm Cool Voyager traversed the expanded Panama Canal in earlier this month. The 2013-built Cool Voyager is one of three LNG carriers managed by the Greek company. Like the Cool Voyager, Thenamaris’ two other vessels, the Cool Explorer and the Cool Runner have all been built by the South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries. Thenamaris LNG undertakes the commercial management of the LNG carriers and has subcontracted the crewing of th
The 161,870-cbm Maran Gas Apollonia, chartered by the Hague-based LNG giant Shell, is the first LNG tanker to transit the newly expanded Panama Canal connecting the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. As previously reported by LNG World News, the Greek-flagged LNG tanker was scheduled to transit through the canal on July 25, loaded with a cargo from Cheniere’s Sabine pass liquefaction plant, the first of its kind to export U.S. shale gas to overseas markets. The LNG carrier is curre
Overview Between 2013 and 2015, the Eno Center for Transportation brought together key stakeholders to understand how best to hasten modernization of the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system. The Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) Working Group (now the Aviation Working Group) quickly concluded that only governance and funding reform of the existing federal structures could accelerate the implementation timeline. Since the 1980s, there have been several
SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) — Despite traffic signs and warnings, too often, drivers still enter the freeway the wrong way. According to Caltrans, the number of wrong way incidents in San Diego and Imperial Counties are on average 380 to 460 per year. Just a couple of weeks ago, in Chula Vista, an 86-year-old woman accidentally drove onto the I-5 going the wrong way and smashed into four vehicles. Miraculously - no one was seriously hurt. To help reduce the number wrong was incidents C