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Funding dispute won’t derail Panama Canal project

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on January 24, 2014

There was too much to lose for the contractor handling the Panama Canal expansion project to quit the job, said Manual Benitez, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) deputy administrator. “Nobody walks off a project this advanced,” Benitez said at the SMC3 Jump Start conference in Atlanta last week.

Security cost is the legacy of September 11

Posted to Far East Maritime (by Greg Knowler) on September 7, 2011

On a bright September morning in New York 10 years ago, transportation’s age of innocence came to a crashing end. From that point on, the efficient transport of passengers and cargo from country to country vanished, replaced by costly and cumbersome security systems that continue to frustrate.

Petrobras Expands CENPES Research Center

Posted to Brazilian Subsea and Maritime News (by Claudio Paschoa) on October 12, 2010

With the expansion the complex on Fundão Island will occupy more than 300 thousand m² making it one of the largest centers of applied research in the world. There will be various laboratories designed to meet the technological demands of Petrobras’ business areas…

Edmund M. Blunt

Posted to Maritime Musings (by Dennis Bryant) on January 22, 2010

Edmund March Blunt (1770-1862) was one of America’s first hydrographers. He published some of the first nautical books and charts in the United States. The “American Coast Pilot” was first printed in 1796. It went through 21 editions before being taken over by the federal government in 1867.