Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Ship pays more than $ 1 million for its passage through the Panama Canal
The container vessel OOCL France yesterday became the vessel of greater capacity and size in transit the new locks since its opening last June.
With a capacity of 13,208 TEU (containers of 20 feet), the vessel paid in toll about $ 1 million 84 thousand.
The previous record was set by Cosco Development last May 2 with 13,092 TEU capacity.
The Panama Canal delivered to OOCL France the Green Connection Award that recognizes ships that comply with environmental efficiency standards, since when using the Canal route, the vessel is reducing between 5,000 and 26 thousand tons of CO2 in comparison with Conventional routes that existed before the enlarged Canal.
To date, 1,360 neopanamax vessels have used the expanded Canal since its opening last June.
43.8% of transits correspond to container ships, 29% of liquefied petroleum gas and 8.1% of liquefied natural gas.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Panama to increase its wind power production in 2018
|By: Panama America|
These new projects, which will be located in the province of Coclé, will inject an additional 63% of wind energy to existing capacity, which reaches 270 MW during the dry season of the year.
By 2018 Panama will increase its wind energy production with the incorporation of three new projects, which will contribute approximately 170 MW to the National Interconnected System (SIN).
These new projects, which will be located in the province of Coclé, will inject an additional 63% of wind energy to existing capacity, which reaches 270 MW during the dry season of the year, said in a press release the Public Services Authority (Asep).
According to statistics from the National Center of Consumption (CND), during the dry season of 2017, wind power in Panama reached high levels of production, which managed to supply the energy market by 14%.
As planned, the first of these three projects is expected to start operations during the first quarter of 2018, with a capacity of 100 MW of renewable energy.
The other two projects are scheduled for December of the same year, which will help to cover part of the demand during the dry season of 2019.
The Penonomé wind farm, located 110 kilometers west of the capital, is considered the largest in Central America and the Caribbean.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
HUGE VESSEL TRAVELS ON THE EXPANDED CANAL AND BREAKS RECORD
Jorge Luis Quijano, administrator of the ACP said that the huge vessel with capacity for 13,435 TEU's will break the record as the one with the highest cargo volume in transit for the third set of locks.
On Tuesday, COSCO Development, a vessel with greater capacity and size, has transited the Expanded Channel, as reported by the Panama Canal Authority through its Twitter account.
Jorge Luis Quijano, administrator of the ACP declared the huge vessel with capacity for 13,435 TEU's will break record as the one with the highest cargo volume in transit for the third set of locks.
He added that if the containers are placed in line with the Cosco Development, would cover from the Bridge of the Americas, to the entrance of El Valle.
This mega-boat measures 366 meters in length (long) and 48.2 meters in length (wide).