US West Coast Congestion Update

Overcrowding continues to blight the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, with ships forced to berth outside the harbour because of lack of berth availability, and more than 40 vessels due to arrive over the next three days.
The delays, which continued over the Christmas holidays, come as shippers, ocean carriers and terminal operators await word from labour leaders about whether they will accept mediation on a new contract for US west coast longshore workers.
Employers finally decided last ...

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Gate Installation for Panama Canal Expansion

The new gate measuring 10m x 30m weighing 3,285 tons is the first of 16 new gates needed at both ends of the canal for the expansion.


The expansion project costing over USD5 billion is now 85% complete and is expected to be finished in 2015. The expansion doubles the capacity of the Canal and will allow ships around 50% larger, with over twice ...

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Containers Lost After Collision

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At least 4 shipping containers were lost overboard after a collision between MV Colombo Express and the MV Maersk Tanjong in the Suez Canal on 29-Sep-2014.

The collision at the northern end of Suez Canal caused serious delays in the Egyptian waterway and left a 20m dent in the side of the MV Colombo Express. Thankfully there were no casualties and that the impact was not serious enough to endanger the vessel.

Incidents like this only highlight the need for ...

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