Flashback in maritime history – Carter agrees to transfer Panama Canal to Panama

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On this day in 1977, President Jimmy Carter signs a treaty that will give Panama control over the Panama Canal beginning in the year 2000. The treaty ended an agreement signed in 1904 between then-President Theodore Roosevelt and Panama, which gave the U.S. the right to build the canal and a renewable lease to control five miles of land along either…

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Panama Canal – Safe Boarding Week 2-6 July 2018

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) issued an advisory stating that Safe Boarding Week is scheduled for 2-6 July. Vessels at both Cristobal and Balboa anchorages will be boarded to inspect their boarding facility arrangements utilising the attached inspection checklist and masters should be provided with the results immediately after inspection. Any vessel with boarding arrangements…

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Panama Canal to Launch State-of-the-Art Vessel Scheduling and Maritime Resources Management System

In response to growing traffic through the waterway, the Panama Canal announced today that it will launch a state-of-the-art vessel scheduling and maritime resource management system to further optimize costs, improve safety and increase the overall efficiency and reliability of the service it provides. “For more than a century, the Panama Canal has enjoyed a…

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Is your vessel in compliance with the new regulations of the Panama Canal?

The Panama Canal can now accommodate vessels up to 366m LOA and 49m beam and to 13000 TEU. For this new Neo Panamax class to transit through the third set of locks, they require upgrades to their deck equipment to comply with the new regulations. Upgraded Deck Equipment now required. Requirements state: All chocks for the Panamax Plus and Neo…

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