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Ancient Camels From Panama Canal Excavation Named
2012-03-01 05:03:30

The discovery of two new extinct camel species by University of Florida scientists sheds new light on the history of the tropics, a region containing more than half the world's biodiversity and some of its most important ecosystems. Appearing online this week in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, the study is the first published description of a fossil mammal discovered as part of an international project in Panama. Funded with a grant from the National Science Foundation, UF...

2012-01-24 11:09:57

Expansion of one of the world's most important shipping routes brings with it a unique opportunity to reduce the carbon footprint of the marine industry, experts claim. Expanded sections of the Panama Canal are due to open in 2014 following an eight-year program to widen and deepen the waterway in order to increase capacity for liner shipping. This will remove the breadth restriction of 32.2m (known as 'panamax' in the shipping industry) that has constrained ships using the canal since...

2011-08-15 11:00:00

CONGRESS IN APRIL 2012 WILL CONVENE WORLD-RENOWNED ENGINEERING EXPERTS INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE CANAL EXPANSION SITE VISIT PANAMA CITY, Aug. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The CEO of the Panama Canal, Administrator/CEO Alberto Aleman Zubieta, announced today that the Panama Canal Authority will host its first-ever best practices Engineering and Infrastructure Congress. Convening this Congress is an effort to share best practices and detailed, practical, hands-on experience related to...

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2011-05-18 08:25:44

To understand the long-term effects of a prolonged tropical storm in the Panama Canal watershed, Robert Stallard, staff scientist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and research hydrologist at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), and Armando Ubeda, the LightHawk Mesoamerica program manager, organized four flights over the watershed to create a digital map of landslide scars. Two feet of heavy rain inundated the Panama Canal watershed between Dec. 7 and 10, 2010. Landslides tore down...

2011-04-18 15:15:00

PIRAEUS, Greece, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE: ANW) today announced it has been awarded a 20-year concession by the Panamanian Maritime Authority (PMA) to operate onshore storage facilities in the ports of Cristobal and Balboa in Panama on an exclusive basis. The award is subject to the fulfillment of certain conditions by the Company and completion of definitive documentation with the appropriate Panamanian authorities. In addition, the Company...

2011-03-14 16:04:00

NEWARK, N.J., March 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The expansion of the Panama Canal, due to be completed in 2014, is one of the world's most ambitious engineering projects in decades, an audacious plan that is sending waves of change across the maritime world. The Journal of Commerce in its Cover Story today profiles the leader behind the expansion, Alberto Aleman Zubieta, Panama Canal Authority CEO and administrator. Comprehensive coverage by Senior Editor Peter T. Leach complements an...

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2011-03-01 14:10:00

Archaeologists said that the cannons recovered from a river in Panama could have belonged to the legendary pirate Henry Morgan. They said that the cannons are being studied and could eventually be displayed. The group of Panamanian and foreign archaeologists said the cannons were found at the mouth of Panama's Chagres river, which is the site where Morgan's flagship "The Satisfaction" wrecked in 1671 while carrying him and his pirate to raid Panama City. The team said the size and shape of...

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2010-11-19 10:09:11

New data suggest that the Limon and Pedro Miguel faults in Central Panama have ruptured both independently and in unison over the past 1400 years, indicating a significant seismic risk for Panama City and the Panama Canal, according to research published Nov. 18 by the Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America (BSSA). The Panama Canal is undergoing expansion to allow for greater traffic of larger ships, scheduled for completion by 2014. As part of a seismic hazard characterization for...


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