On June 26th 2016, I witnessed a historic event at the Cocolí Locks in Panamá. The previous day, Jim & I had been to the Miraflores Locks during a Press Briefing, but neither seeing a ‘Panamax’ container ship transiting the locks on the 25th, nor during my first visit to Miraflores nearly 20 years ago, prepared me for Continue reading “A ‘Neo-Panamax’ event”
When Jim & I traveled to Panamá to cover the inauguration of the expanded Canal Locks, we were also able, as registered members of the Press, to attend a Press only briefing and tour the day before the big event.
We were able to visit the Miraflores Centennial Locks & Visitor Center… a place Continue reading “A ‘Panamax’ event”
The real news for June has not occurred yet, but I feel that it is important to present a head’s up on an event that will take center stage on June 26th. The event to which I refer is the opening and dedication of the expanded Panama Canal.
It is now 102 years after the canal originally opened in 1914. The world of shipping has Continue reading “The Expanded Panama Canal”