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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...

2010-11-16 12:20:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line, a leader in defining the premium cruise experience, recently was awarded nine 2010 Readers' Choice Awards including Best Eco-Friendly Cruise Line and Best Private Island for Half Moon Cay, its exclusive paradise in the Bahamas, from Porthole Cruise Magazine, one of the world's leading cruise travel publications. Porthole Cruise Magazine's Readers Choice Awards are determined by thousands of the publication's readers who vote...

2010-07-26 14:02:00

SEATTLE, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Holland America Line is offering exceptional Early Advantage savings of up to 50 percent off on a wide selection of 2011 cruises and CruiseTours when booked by September 15, 2010. The premium cruise line is also reducing deposits by half for all Caribbean cruises in fall of 2010, meaning as little as $175 per person guarantees a cruise vacation booking. Many of these sailings are featuring Early Advantage savings of up to 50% off. "Holland America Line's...

2010-07-26 12:14:00

SEATTLE, July 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Aconex, the world's largest provider of project collaboration solutions to the construction and engineering industries, has been selected to service the US$3.2 billion Panama Canal Third Set of Locks Project. The web-based Aconex system will provide all the organizations engaged on the program with a central platform for managing information and project communication. The new set of locks, at the heart of the $5.25 billion expansion of the Panama Canal,...

2010-05-26 15:56:00

SEATTLE, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2011 and 2012, three Holland America Line ships -- ms Veendam, ms Rotterdam and ms Prinsendam -- will explore South America's rugged natural beauty, indigenous cultures and contrasting cities during unforgettable cruising expeditions. The itineraries range from 12 to 37 days and include two extended, port-intensive Collectors' Voyages aboard Veendam. A 66- and 68-day Grand South America and Antarctica Voyage aboard the Prinsendam is also part of the line's...


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