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Xylem dewatering pumps

Xylem Wins $6M Panama Canal Expansion Project Contract

Water technology company Xylem has been awarded a $6 million contract to provide pumps in the Panama Canal expansion program. Xylem is providing its heavy duty Godwin dewatering pumps to fill the third set of basin locks on the Pacific Ocean sector, with 1.7 billion gallons of water, as part … Read more »

Panama Canal Expansion Offers LNG Opportunities

When the Panama Canal expansion is completed, an estimated 80 percent of the world’s liquefied natural gas shipping fleet will be able to pass through it, which is good news for various players in the US LNG sector looking to move product to Asia, according to Oil & Energy Insider. … Read more »

Port of Houston

Houston Port Expansion Means More Trucking – What About Emissions?

An ongoing port expansion is predicted to bring economic gains to Houston – and could increase truck journeys, too. With widening of the Panama Canal now underway, the Port of Houston could soon receive many of the ships that once unloaded on the West Coast. Not only is the port … Read more »

nordic bulk carriers

Bulk Carrier Makes Trip Through Once-Impassable Arctic Route

A bulk  carrier loaded with 73,500 tons of coking coal from Canadian miner Teck Resources has completed the first major commercial voyage through the Northwest Passage, a once-impassable route that has opened from global warming. The Nordic Orion left the Canadian Pacific port of Vancouver on Sept. 6 and completed … Read more »

Panama Canal Project Won’t Cut Carbon, Study Finds

Panama Canal Project Won’t Cut Carbon, Study Finds

While larger vessel sizes carrying cargo through an expanded Panama Canal could reduce CO2 emissions as much as 23 percent, other factors such as increased voyage distance and waterborne emissions essentially negate these GHG reductions, according to a new Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) study. The peer-reviewed Panama Canal Expansion: Emission Changes … Read more »