Panama Canal Expansion Ongoing news

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From Marine Link:

Panama Canal and Port Freeport (TX) Sign MOU
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In what is touted to be another one of a series of new agreements with U.S. ports, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and Port Freeport in Texas established a strategic alliance today with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
More at http://www.marinelink.com/news/freeport-panama-canal340393.aspx
 
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From The World Maritime News:

Panama Canal Authority and Port Corpus Christi Sign MoU to Promote Trade Opportunities
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The Panama Canal Authority joined the Port in Corpus Christi yesterday at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center to celebrate the Port’s 85th anniversary and sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work with one other to promote trade opportunities.
More at http://worldmaritimenews.com/archives/30886
 
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From The Maritime Professional Blog:

The ILWU and Panama pilots tie-up might not have the pulling power
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The Panama Canal's Alberto Aleman Zubieta is doing the rounds of the maritime equivalent of the TV talk shows — annual conferences and conventions. Most recently he was at the South Carolina trade conference, where the audience pondered deeply over his declaration that Charleston must get a move on and deepen the main channel to 50 feet.
More at http://maritimeprofessional.com/Blogs/Martin-Rushmere/September-2011/The-ILWU-and-Panama-pilots-tie-up-might-not-have-t.aspx
 
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From CruiseIndustryNews:

Panama Canal Completes Major Step in Expansion Program
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In another important milestone of its Expansion Program, the Panama Canal Authority announced the completion of phase three of the dry excavation project in the construction of the Pacific Access Channel (PAC). The Pacific Access Channel will connect the third set of locks with the Culebra Cut and Gatun Lake.
More at http://www.cruiseindustrynews.com/cruise-news/6260-panama-canal-completes-major-step-in-expansion-program.html
 
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From The Journal Of Commerce:

Port Planner Says Panama Canal Effect Uncertain
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Port planner John Vickerman sees the expanded Panama Canal's effect on U.S. trade shaking out in either of two ways.

The expanded canal could significantly alter cargo flows between the Asia and the U.S. if East Coast ports are prepared for the larger ships and the canal authority keeps toll competitive, Vickerman said at an American Association of Port Authorities-sponsored program Monday.
More at http://www.joc.com/port-planner-says-panama-canal-effect-uncertain
 
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Today's Feature Story from The Fresno Bee:

Panama Canal expansion worries LA-Long Beach ports
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LOS ANGELES -- Business, labor and public officials fear expansion of the Panama Canal could cut cargo business by a quarter at the twin Los Angeles-Long Beach ports, which currently handle 40 percent of the nation's imported Asian cargo.
More HERE
 
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From The Hellenic Shipping News:

Panama Canal Expansion Stalls After Labor Walkout
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Construction of the third set of locks at the Panama Canal ground to a halt when thousands of workers stopped work to demand payment of back wages and better working conditions, according to a published report.
More HERE