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Panama Canal planning major transshipment port on the Pacific entrance

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Saturday, January3rd2015 - 06:07 UTC


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 final step for approval from Panama’s National Assembly.




The new facility will increase inter-oceanic cargo traffic consolidating Panama’s position as an international logistics and maritime hub, said Quijano.




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 geared to further Panama’s position as the logistics and maritime hub of the Americas. The two-phased port project will include the construction of a 2,081-linear-meter-dock, a cont…

SHIPPING LINES IN 2015 : PROFITABLE TRADE ROUTES ARE HARD TO FIND

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SeaIntel: Transatlantic will be next victim of instability













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The Transatlantic has till now been spared the container carriers' cascading of ships. But it will become increasingly difficult for carriers to find trades for the ships, and this increases the risks that the Transatlantic will be hit in 2015, says Lars Jensen, partner and CEO, SeaIntel.




BY KATRINE GRØNVALD RAUN
Published 31.12.14 at 12:10








The unstable container market will likely spread to more trades during 2015, Lars Jensen, partner and CEO of SeaIntel, tells ShippingWatch in a comment on the past year. In recent months, container carriers have attempted to increase the rates by implementing general rate increases (GRI), some of which have been successful though most of them were accompanied by a subsequent slide - and quite often a …