Panama Canal Raises Rates Due to Drought Situation 

  The Panama Canal has added new fees and changed its reservation system to counter historic drought levels. “Due to changing rainfall patterns and historic low water levels at Gatun Lake, the main source of water for the waterway, the Panama Canal today that it will implement a series of new measures beginning February 15Continue reading “Panama Canal Raises Rates Due to Drought Situation “

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Norwegian Bliss Becomes Largest Cruise Ship to Transit the Expanded Panama Canal

Photo: Norwegian Bliss transits the Expanded Panama Canal, May 14, 2018. Photo: Panama Canal Authority Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Norwegian Bliss on Monday became the biggest cruise ship to transit the Expanded Panama Canal. The 168,000 gross ton cruise ship has a total length of 325.9 m (1,069.2 ft), beam 41.4 m (135.8 ft) and draftContinue reading “Norwegian Bliss Becomes Largest Cruise Ship to Transit the Expanded Panama Canal”

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Panama Canal Gives Nod to New Pacific Port

The Panama Canal Board of Directors this week formally approved the development and construction of a transshipment port in Panama’s Corozal region. Upon completion, the port will have the capacity to handle more than five million TEUs within a 120-hectare area at the Canal’s entrance to the Pacific. The project is now awaiting the finalContinue reading “Panama Canal Gives Nod to New Pacific Port”

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