Panama Canal update

The Panama Canal Authority intended to play it safe for the use of the new expanded locks for the rest of the year, to make sure they were able to get the crews trained and work out any operational snafus.

So now that the story is off the front pages, how is it going? Will containerized freight shipments fall off for railroads inside the United States? Related news stories:

Japanese automobiles arrive in Jacksonville via roll-on roll-off ship that transited the canal
Jax Port news story

Seattle preparing for new Roll-on, Roll-off vehicle hauling ships (presumably to/from Europe, or US East Coast)
Heavy Lift pfi. Com

First shipment of Liquified Natural Gas reaches China
Seeking Alpha

Chile to import LNG from US
Platts.com

First NeoPanamax cargo ship arrives in Philadelphia
Philly.com

Iran looking at investing in the mythical Nicaraguan canal
Press TV (Iran news)

Related: Russia to help Iran build mythical canal from Caspian Sea to Persian Gulf
Sputnik News

Aframax and SuezMax oil tankers are being retrofitted to meet NeoPanamax requirements
Business Insider

First ship damaged by scraping walls

Gcaptain.com
(the lateral forces on a container ship in high winds are incredibly huge!)

South Korean shipper declares bankruptcy, stranding containers
Oregon Live

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