Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Extends Temporary Relief Measures for Customers to End of 2020

  Panama City, Panama – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the global economy, the Panama Canal has annonced it will extend its temporary relief measures to December 31, 2020, offering further support for the industry’s recovery. This extension comes after continued dialogue between the Canal and industry leaders on how to best provide relief …

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Trial tanker shipment for Irving Oil via Panama Canal

  Calgary-based Cenovus Energy has dispatched a tanker loaded at Burnaby, BC (per photo) with a  first-ever shipment of crude oil via the Panama Canal destined for Irving Oil’s refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick. The oil shipment is making the 11,900 km journey aboard the tanker Cabo de Hornos, which departed from Burnaby last …

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Panama Canal posts tonnage increase

Panama City, Panama – The Panama Canal announced it has closed the first half of the 2020 fiscal year  with a 4.4% tonnage increase to 258.4 million Panama Canal tons (PC/UMS), while closely monitoring the global impact of COVID-19. In terms of total tonnage, the container segment continued to lead with 82.1 million PC/UMS tons …

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