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  • So-called panamax ships, designed specifically to fit the canal, can carry 4,000 twenty-foot containers.

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  • The effort got underway in earnest in 2003 when the North Carolina State Ports Authority dredged the Cape Fear River down to 42 feet, and then purchased several post-panamax cranes and additional yard handling equipment in anticipation of big ships arrivals at Wilmington, a terminal with a throughput of a half million TEUs.

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  • A supramax varies between 35,000 and 60,000 deadweight tons, or DWT, a panamax up to 80,000 DWT and a VLCC up to 170,000 DWT.

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  • I have taken SOOOO many panamax¡ ¦ s over the last few weeks it cant be good for me

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  • Golden Ocean Group Ltd., which operates a fleet of capesizes and smaller panamax vessels, dropped 42 percent. -- Top News

  • NMM owns a fleet of 18 dry bulk vessels 11 panamax, 6 capesize, and 1 ultra handysize.

  • Earlier this month the Baltic Dry Index, a measure of commodity shipping costs, rose to this year's high as rents for panamax vessels that haul minerals and grains climbed.

  • Golden Ocean Group Ltd., which operates a fleet of capesizes and smaller panamax vessels, dropped 41 percent. -- Top News

  • Prices for some new ships such as panamax bulk carriers fell enough for returns to cover loan payments and operating costs, signaling that part of the industry had bottomed and was starting to recover, Frangou said. -- Top News

  • Viterra is still the operator of South Australia's grain export terminals and last month opened the Outer Harbor terminal on the Fleurieu Peninsula, capable of loading panamax-size ships.



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  • Height of Panamax vessels is limited by the height of the Bridge of the Americas at Balboa.

    August 28, 2009

  • Ships that are of the maximum dimensions that will fit through the locks of the Panama Canal. This size is determined by the dimensions of the lock chambers and the depth of the water in the canal. In cargo ship design, vessels are often built to exactly this size.

    October 29, 2007