Central America

  • Panama Canal Tugboat Captains Locked in Heated Dispute with Management Over Safe Manning of Tugs

    Apr 19, 2018 — Panama Canal tugboat captains are locked in a heated dispute with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) regarding the manning and safe operation of tugboats in the new Neopanamax locks. The dispute escalated in recent days since the ACP announced sanctions against some tugboat captains who the ACP accused of interrupting the performance of the Canal and causing economic loss by refusing to transit vessels on April 12.
  • First post-panamax containership calls PSA-Panama

    Apr 3, 2018 — On Monday the 13,100 teu MSC Renee became the first post-panamax to call PSA-Panama after it completed its expansion early this year.
  • Expanded Panama Canal Marks 3,000 Vessel Crossings

    Mar 7, 2018 — More than 3,000 vessels have now transited the Expanded Panama Canal less than two years since the new locks opened for business, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced. The containership MSC Caterina marked the 3,000 vessel milestone during a northbound passage from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean last Friday.