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2014-04-08 08:21:11

PIRAEUS, Greece, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NewLead Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ: NEWL) ("NewLead" or the "Company") announced today that it has previously signed a term sheet with a leading financial institution to provide 75% debt financing for two second-hand Panamax vessels for a total of $35 million. The two vessels are expected to be delivered to NewLead's fleet within the next three months, subject to the receipt of the necessary financing for the balance of the purchase price....

2014-03-05 23:21:26

Library opens Panama Canal exhibition April 8; announces year-long centennial programs and lecture series, including Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian David McCullough. A working scale model of a canal lock—created in partnership with graduate students at the UMKC School of Computing and Engineering—will be displayed on the Library’s front lawn Kansas City, MO (PRWEB) March 05, 2014 The Linda Hall Library— the world's foremost independent research library devoted to...

2014-01-29 08:22:21

Sizable video wall enables high visibility of ships crossing busy channel NORTH CANTON, Ohio, Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- All seafaring vessels crossing the Panama Canal are under the watchful eye of maritime traffic controllers who will soon be using equipment installed and implemented by Diebold (NYSE: DBD). Working with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), Diebold designed a 20-screen, high-resolution video wall for the canal's Marine Traffic Control Center. Diebold's solution...

New Evidence Sponge Effect Tropical Forests
2013-12-18 15:31:48

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research on tropical forests is adding more evidence to a controversial phenomenon known as the 'sponge effect.' Teachers working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama found tropical forests soak up water during storms and release stored water during droughts, which is known as the sponge effect. This phenomenon is at the center of a debate about how to minimize flood damage and maximize water availability in the...

2013-09-30 16:20:18

Premium cruise getaways are great values for fall and winter vacations SEATTLE, Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As fall arrives, Holland America Line is featuring a diverse range of itineraries around the world. Come fall and winter, Holland America Line ships will sail to the tropical climates of the Caribbean and Panama Canal, make an October trans-Atlantic crossing, and spend time in South America, Australia and New Zealand during the Southern Hemisphere's spring and summer...

2013-08-20 20:20:24

- The new gates weigh an average of 3,100 tons each PANAMA CITY, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a major milestone for the Panama Canal Expansion Program, the first four gates for the new locks arrived from port of Trieste, Italy to the waterway's Atlantic side on board the semi-submersible vessel STX Sun Rise this morning. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130820/MX67196LOGO ) "This is an exciting moment for the Panama Canal - the arrival of the new gates marks a...

2013-07-01 16:20:54

Six ships to transit the Panama Canal with unparalleled itinerary offerings SEATTLE, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Holland America Line ships will sail 28 full and partial transits of the Panama Canal during the fall 2013 through spring 2014 season, which coincides with the canal's 100(th) anniversary. Ranging in length from 10 to 22 days, the extensive itinerary options provide guests with more ways to experience the Panama Canal than any other cruise line. From September 2013...

2013-06-17 16:20:35

Eight premium ships sail roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale or Tampa, Fla. SEATTLE, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Itineraries up to 25 days, diverse ports of call and a rare mid-size ship experience highlight Holland America Line's 2013-14 Caribbean season that features eight of the line's premium vessels sailing round-trip from either Fort Lauderdale or Tampa, Fla. All Fort Lauderdale itineraries feature a call at Half Moon Cay, the line's award-winning private Bahamian island known for...

2013-04-23 08:24:11

Enterprise software and consulting leader opens Center of Excellence in Panama to better support the government, and create a base for all Latin American operations BOSTON, April 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 4Sight Technologies (www.4sighttech.com), a global enterprise software and IT consulting services company, today announced it has entered into a strategic agreement with The National Authority for Government Innovation (www.innovacion.gob.pa), the entity responsible for modernization...

2012-11-14 16:26:37

MIAMI, Nov. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A lawsuit was filed in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court on behalf of Plaintiff Ferguson Enterprises, Inc. against Grupo Unidos Por El Canal, S.A., a consortium of leading construction companies. The group includes Spain's Sacyr Vallehermoso, Italy's Impregilo, Belgium's Jan de Nul and Panama's Constructora Urbana (Cusa). GUPC is based in Panama City, Panama. The consortium is best known as the main contractor responsible for the design and construction of...