North America’s most efficient port wants to serve the Midwest faster and cheaper than Los Angeles/Long Beach Georgia Ports will invest $2 billion in capital expenditures upgrading and expanding the Garden City Terminal—Savannah’s container port—over the next decade and will nearly double its annual traffic to eight million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) by 2028. A Georgia Ports official said that new inland intermodal facilities and ship turn times under 30 hours allowe
The cover image for the book taken from my first helicopter flight over the Canal Expansion Project. We had a nice fleet of container ships awaiting the transit for the Gatun Locks and clean morning skies. Here we’re looking down the construction site for the Cocoli Locks on the Pacific side from el Tapòn (the earth plug temporarily holding out the Pacific Ocean from filling the locks in). This is a portrait of one of the many workers from Atlantic side of the Expansion Proje
The Panama Canal Authority has added an additional daily reservation slot to its Neopanamax locks in order to further increase the capacity of the waterway at the demand of shippers. The one additional booking slot, which is effective immediately, brings the total available booking slots to eight daily. “The decision to offer additional capacity to shippers was made as a part of the Canal’s routine careful planning and analysis to meet the increased demand at the interoceanic
Three liquefied natural gas tankers sailed through the Panama Canal on the same day this week, marking a first for the newly expanded waterway and highlighting the booming global gas trade. All three ships -- Gaslog Hong Kong, Gaslog Gibraltar and Clean Ocean -- entered the canal on a staggered basis from the Pacific side Tuesday and had completed their crossings by early Wednesday, according to vessel tracking data compiled by Bloomberg. A representative for the canal author
In the same week that the Panama Canal handled three LNG carrier transits in the same day for the first time, the waterway’s administration announced it is aiming for a fivefold increase in the volume of LNG it handles, to the 30 million tonnes per annum (mta) mark, by 2020. Approximately 6M tonnes moved through the Canal in 2017. The three LNGCs that made Panama Canal history last week - Gaslog Hong Kong, Gaslog Gibraltar and Clean Ocean - entered the waterway in the ballast
The Marshall Islands-flagged LNG carrier Adam LNG. File Photo: Maik Ebel/MarineTraffic.com (Bloomberg) – The first export of natural gas from the U.S. East Coast has set sail. Dominion Energy Inc.’s Cove Point terminal in Maryland shipped its first commercial cargo of liquefied natural gas Monday, officially bringing the total number of U.S. exporters of the super-chilled fuel to two. The company last week said the facility was finally poised to send gas under long-term contr
MSC’s record-breaking MSC Oscar, which has a TEU capacity of 19,224. Photo: ptnphoto / Shutterstock.com Germany-based MAN Diesel & Turbo says it has won the order to provide both main and auxiliary engines for Mediterranean Shipping Company’s eleven record-breaking 22,000 containerships. Construction of the ships will be split by Samsung Heavy Industries, who will build six of the vessels, and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME), who will build the other five. E
During the day at least nine vessels will make their way through the canal. Link to Panama Canal Tour Video With Thursday being the final day of the international Latin America Ports Forum in Panama, executives with the Port of Corpus Christi and other dignitaries got a close-up tour of the latest improvements to the Panama Canal lock system. The improvements will translate to more opportunities at Corpus Christi port and more jobs as well. "We"ve never looked back, and that'