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  • adj. The maximum width, length, and draft of a ship that can transit the locks on the Panama Canal.


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  • Right now, with its two lanes of locks that can handle ships up to 965 feet long and 106 feet wide - a size known as Panamax - the canal operates at or near its capacity of about 35 ships a day.

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  • The project will have wider, deeper locks that will allow larger ships -- up to 965 feet long and 106 feet wide, known as Panamax size -- to cross from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and vice-versa, beginning in 2014.

  • "Ocean Globe" in November 2008, the Company sold three more vessels in 2009, namely the Panamax "Island Globe" and the Handymax vessels "Gulf Globe" and "Lake Globe," all sold to unaffiliated third parties:

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  • A "Panamax" unit of 55000 tons of yellow maize was also on offer for shipping from Durban by Durban Bulk Shipping.

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  • Panamax: A "Panamax" crane can fully load and unload containers from a container ship capable of passing through the Panama Canal (ships of 12-13 container rows wide).

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  • It's kind of like saying we shouldn't develop the Americas when all we have are little caravels, we should wait until we have Panamax class vessels so we can ship over entire buildings from Europe.

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  • In December, the SCSPA welcomed its 300th post-Panamax ship to Charleston and has handled 35 calls of ships of 8,000-TEU capacity or greater.

    Release: SC Port Volume Up 17 Percent

  • Approximately 80 percent of the container ships on order are post-Panamax and, by end 2013, 50 percent of the capacity in operation will be post-Panamax, according to published reports.

    Release: SC Port Volume Up 17 Percent

  • Dr. AARON GELLMAN (Northwestern University Transportation Center): New York has to deal not only with dredging, but they also have to deal with the Bayonne Bridge, which is not high enough to accommodate passage of a post-Panamax ship.

    Panama Canal's New Lane Is A Game Changer

  • Spokeswoman Teresa Arosemana says the official term is Panamax: the length of three football fields and 110 feet wide.

    Panama Canal's New Lane Is A Game Changer


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