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Panama Canal Expansion -Inaugural Transit

Panama inaugurated the long-awaited Panama Canal expansion on Sunday, 26 June 2016 with the ceremonial transit of the China Shipping Panama through the new neo-panamax Agua Clara locks on the Atlantic side. 90 more words

International Shipping

Bloody Dolphins!

Bloody dolphins! I know they are invisible but there is a mummy dolphin with two cute little babies, diving in and out of the water. Diving in precisely when I took each shot… Despite my fear of deep water I love to be near it and took advantage of a little water taxi service in Charleston that takes you upriver to the Aquarium, across the Cooper river to Patriot’s Point where the… 400 more words

Anecdotes

World's Largest Diesel Engine

The RTA96-C is the worlds largest reciprocating diesel engine. It is designed by Wärtsilä in Finland and produces 80,080 kilowatts (107,390 hp) of power. The 14 cylinder engine measures 26.59m (87ft) long, 13.5m (44ft) high and weights around 2,300 tonnes. 86 more words

Technology

A Super Transhipment Port for South Africa?

Recently while reading of Transnet’s terminal capex expansion plans, I came across this interesting if not highly improbable plan featured in an article by Harry Valentine on… 978 more words

South Africa

Cargo ship travel #1: I'm a dog who's afraid of bridges or something

It was a dark and stormy night in Shanghai…

Really, though. I didn’t get confirmation of embarkation until two hours before because there was a storm and they weren’t sure if the vessel would dock. 2,243 more words

Giant Cargo Ship Makes Early Morning Arrival

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — The largest container ship to ever berth in North America made an early return visit to the Port of Oakland Thursday. 289 more words

News

World's Biggest Containership "Hard Aground" As Baltic Dry Crashes Below 300 For First Time Ever

  • Before this year the lowest level The Baltic Dry Index had reached was 556 in August of 1986 and the highest was in June 2008 at a stunning 11,612.
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