Will Nicaragua waterway allow largest containerships?


Details on the proposed Nicuraguan Canal are trickling out like seepage from an old lock gate but the Guardian newspaper is saying it will be wide enough for the largest containerships today. Given the time lag between what is on the water and the general press idea of a large ship, it seems this is unlikely to include the 18000 teu Triple-EEEs, the first of which is launched tomorrow (#Triple-E).

via Nicaragua waterway to dwarf Panama canal | World news | The Guardian.

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Nicaragua canal gets go ahead – but no mention of capacity


Unfortunately there is no mention about dimensions or capacity, so it is difficult to gauge the impact on shipping and the Panama Canal – AFP: Chinese firm gets concession for Nicaragua canal.

Floods halt Mississippi River shipping, shut Port of St Louis | Reuters


Floods halt Mississippi River shipping, shut Port of St Louis | Reuters.

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