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Panama Canal breaks cargo record despite pandemic, US-China trade war

The Panama Canal broke its cargo transit record in fiscal year 2020, despite the pandemic and a trade war between the US and China.

Newly expanded Panama Canal opens for bigger business

Panama is preparing to officially open its canal this weekend to far bigger cargo ships after nearly a decade of expansion work aimed at boosting transit revenues and global trade.

Panama canal expansion to be complete ‘around May’: president

President Juan Carlos Varela said Saturday that Panama's expansion of its century-old canal is now to be complete "around the month of May."

A year after work starts, little sign of Nicaragua canal

One year after a Chinese consortium began work on a canal across Nicaragua, there is little sign of progress.

Wondrous or hideous? Frank Gehry-designed natural history museum opens to fanfare in Panama

A natural history museum designed by famed architect Frank Gehry opened in Panama City this week. The Biomuseo -- a project first conceived nearly 15 years ago and hampered by all kinds of issues -- welcomed in the public for the first time Thursday.

Panama Canal widening should be finished in early 2016 after $400 million boost

PANAMA CITY – A widened Panama Canal will be open for business in 2016 after a $400 million cash injection to help complete the long-delayed project was received, the waterway's chief administrator said Monday.

Panama Canal expansion dredges up historical treasures

Experts hired by the Panama Canal Authority have identified remains of camels, crocodiles, the teeth of a giant shark, as well as bones of other animals millions of years old.

The Panama Canal in facts and figures

Some 14,000 ships and 280 million tons of merchandise cross the canal annually and five percent of world maritime traffic uses the Panama Canal.

Panama Canal celebrates 100 years – while racing to keep up with the competition

Panama celebrated the 100th anniversary of its famous canal Friday with a ceremony and gala, even as it scrambled to make up lost time by enlarging it to maintain its competitiveness in the 21st century.

Strike ends at Panama Canal expansion project

A two-week strike by workers expanding the Panama Canal has ended after they won wage increases, a union leader said Wednesday.

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