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Port Aransas, United States

Panama Canal, Panama

Night time restriction for traffic transiting ferry crossing
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Port Aransas, United States

Effective from today (11 September) there will be no ship movements past the TX Dot ferry landings between Aransas Pass and Port Aransas between the hours of 20:00 to 06:00.

This night-time restriction has been introduced to reduce the amount of downtime for dredging operations taking place in the vicinity and to minimize the impact to ferry operations.

Dredging in the area is expected to be completed by 17 September, at which time the restriction will be lifted.

For information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com

Canal signs agreement with Port of Rotterdam
Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Panama Canal, Panama

The Panama Canal and the Port of Rotterdam signed a Memorandum Understanding (MOU) to promote international trade between Europe and the West Coast of South America. Through this agreement, the two organizations will work closely to optimize operations while encouraging economic growth and the exchange of information on new business development opportunities, including logistics parks and port development projects…

…The MOU is renewable after two years and will allow for both parties to share information on their technological capabilities, including the implementation of digital tools and applications aimed at improving transport efficiency and cost reduction. Also, the MOU includes the exchange of market studies, transit data and modernizations plans, as well as joint training programs, studies and marketing activities between the two parties.

In addition to their roles as regional logistics hubs, the Port of Rotterdam and the Panama Canal share a commitment to sustainable shipping. They have already collaborated closely through their work as members of the Global Industry Alliance (GIA), a public-private partnership initiative of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The GIA, comprised of maritime industry leaders, works to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in international shipping…

(For information about operations in the Panama Canal contact GAC Panama at operations.panama@gac.com)

Source: Extract from Panama Canal Authority press release dated 9 September 2019

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