Business, Logistics

Suez Canal Blockage Ripples Through Trucking Industry

Ever Given Ever Given wedged into the Suez Canal. (Suez Canal Authority via Associated Press)

The containership that was blocking the Suez Canal has long since been dislodged, but the ripple effect of the delays it created could be felt across the supply chain for a while, experts said.

Connor D. Wolf | Staff Reporter
April 8, 2021
Government, Business, Logistics

Suez Canal Traffic Briefly Stopped as Oil Tanker Loses Power

Suez Canal The entrance to the canal. (Islam Safwat/Bloomberg News)

Traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal was briefly halted April 6, just two weeks after a giant containership ran aground and blocked the waterway that’s vital for global trade.

April 6, 2021

Truckers, Ports Rush to Keep Pace as Bigger Ships Cross Panama Canal

Panama Canal Authority

Just weeks after the Cosco Development became the largest ship to traverse the Panama Canal since the expansion nearly one year ago, the OOCL France shattered the record en route from Asia to the East Coast as part of the new weekly service from the Ocean Alliance.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
June 5, 2017

Big-Ship Era Dawns for East Coast as Record-Setting Ship Transits Panama Canal

The Panama Canal truly entered the big-ship era the week of May 8 when the largest vessel to date — a vessel from Asia that is as long as the Eiffel Tower is high and 158 feet wide — transited the expanded canal en route to the United States.

Mimi Whitefield | Miami Herald
May 5, 2017

China State Firms Eye Land Around Panama Canal: Waterway Authority

Carlos Jasso/Reuters

Chinese state firms have expressed an interest in developing land around the Panama Canal, the chief executive of the vital trade thoroughfare said, underlining China's outward push into infrastructure via railways and ports around the world.

Brenda Goh | Reuters
March 27, 2017

Panama Canal Growth Pushes Texas Ports to Improve

Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News

The Panama Canal's recent expansion will create economic opportunities for South Texas but also pressures ports to step up improvements to their infrastructure, a panel of transportation industry experts said Aug. 18.

Chris Ramirez | Corpus Christi (Texas) Caller-Times
August 19, 2016

Jumbo Cargo Ships Crossing Daily as Panama Canal Use Ramps Up

Panama Canal Authority

Initial containership traffic through the expanded Panama Canal is averaging about one larger vessel per day during a ramp-up period that should be followed by exponential growth in the months and years ahead.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
August 8, 2016

PortMiami Docks Its First Neopanamax Ship


PortMiami officially joined the Neopanamax era July 9, when the MOL Majesty — a vessel too big to fit through the original Panama Canal — became the first ship to arrive at the port after transiting the newly expanded canal.

Mimi Whitefield | Miami Herald
July 11, 2016

New Panama Canal to Alter Global Logistics

Now that the expanded Panama Canal is open for business, changes to global shipping patterns will be far-reaching and gradual, experts said.

Rip Watson | Special to Transport Topics
July 11, 2016

New Era in Global Trade Begins as Expanded Panama Canal Opens

Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg News

BOGOTA, Colombia — A Chinese freighter laden with nearly 9,500 metal cargo containers transited the expanded Panama Canal on June 26, inaugurating the interoceanic waterway and opening a new era in global trade.

Chris Kraul | Los Angeles Times
June 28, 2016