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With so much bad news dominating the headlines these days, it is refreshing to find a shipping story, that is not about tit-for-tat trade wars, the Gulf crisis or the multitude of other geopolitical tensions around the world.
A release from the Panama Canal Authority sets out measures it is implementing to restrict the speed of vessels transiting specified areas of the waterway to a maximum of 10 knots, aimed at protecting whales, dolphins and other large aquatic mammals.
The establishment of the canal’s so-called ‘green route’ is a welcome step by the authority to mitigate the impact of its increased usage following expansion.


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  • Pinco Pallino

    August 06, 2019 at 8:04 pm

    Everything wrong in the container shipping,
    Lines must have a cartel to increase the sea freight, the goods can pay.
    Have you ever seen shirts or shoes shops or similar to reduce the price because the slot cost? They don’t care. And a bottle of wine ?
    Oh my poor Owners !!!!