Panama Canal Passes Lock Gate Test

 15 Feb 2016    Cargo Volumes and Throughput, Carriers, Container Handling, Containers, Going Places, Port Planning, Ports

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced that a successful test has been completed on the third set of locks on the Panama Canal after the GUPC consortium, which is the consortium responsible for the new locks raised the water behind gate six of the Cocoli Locks to detect any further leakage, according to Fox News Latino.

The ACP said that, ahead of the inauguration in a few months, the consortium is completing a series of tests.

Technical Paper: The Third Lock Expansion

The expansion was originally supposed to be completed in April, 2016 but a huge crack was discovered at the bottom of a rolling gate, which had meant that the expansion was subject to delays.

PTI recently published a news story which reported on the filling of the water basins as part of the testing phase of the Panama Canal Expansion project.

Technical Paper: The history of the Panama Canal

The project is now expected to be completed by the end of June, 2016, with the ACP focusing on the development of a new logistics, as well as the ongoing construction of a transhipment terminal at Port Corozal.

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