Panama Canal Celebrates 100 Years Connecting the World

first_imgThe Panama Canal is celebrating a century of operations connecting the world, committed to completing its Expansion, the largest infrastructure project of the waterway since its opening.“Going forward, the Panama Canal will continue to connect the world, supported by all the modernization efforts since its construction,” said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano. “The Expansion will change trade patterns just as the Canal opening did a century ago.”The Panama Canal opened to world trade on August 15, 1914 with the passage of SS Ancon. Ever since, the 80-kilometer waterway has registered over 1.055.000 transits reducing distances, time and shipping costs.During the past 100 years, the Panama Canal has left a legacy of innovation, connectivity, cultural diversity and sustainability having an impact on world maritime trade.[mappress]Press Release, August 15, 2014last_img read more

BigLift teams up with CY

first_imgBigLift Shipping will commercially operate two pairs of sisterships under the agreement: BigLift Barentsz and BigLift Baffin, along with CY Interocean I and CY Interocean II.The deck carriers are almost similar with respect to deck space. The CY vessels have a shallower draught, which allows the vessels to call at a wider range of ports.The two companies said that they are ready to meet the future demands of the LNG, oil and gas markets, and handle cargoes for renewable energy projects, while adhering to the highest quality, health and safety standards.BigLift Barentsz and BigLift Baffin are 21,675 dwt deck carriers designed for the transportation of modules and equipment for energy projects both on and offshore. The open-stern ships have a deck space of 42 m x 125 m.Click here for the specifications of the BigLift MC Class ships, and here for the CY-Type specifications.www.bigliftshipping.comlast_img read more

No Promise of Reward From Ondo State if I win 100m race – Emmanuel…

first_imgNational 200m men champion Emmanuel Arowolo says he expects little or no reward from the Ondo state government if he wins gold in the 100m at the ongoing 2018 National Sports Festival in Abuja.Arowolo who represented Nigeria at the 2018 Commonwealth games where he was part of the silver medal -winning 4x100m relay team and is representing Ondo state in the 100m at the NSF believes athletes should always compete for themselves first and foremost.“I’m used to the reality of when you compete there’s either no reward or little reward, so for now there’s no promise of reward [from the Ondo State government],” he told busybuddiesng.“But like I always say, you don’t know who is watching and you don’t know when that time come and you can get a contract from Nike or Adidas because of your achievements, so for me I’m always trying to perform at my best regardless of if I’m rewarded or not.”The 21year old athlete won his heat to qualify for the semifinal of the 100m and although he is more of a 200m specialist, Arowolo says he has a shot at the gold medal but he aims to first “go through the rounds and be there for the final.”This is Arowolo’s first ever appearance at a National Sports Festival and the athlete says even though “there are a lot of things to complain about” at the sports festival, he is “just going to put it at the back of my mind and focus on why I’m here”.Relatedlast_img read more