Panama Canal Prepares for Grand Opening


(Source: Panama Canal / YouTube)

The Panama Canal has released a new video via YouTube, in which it shows the May update for the Panama Canal’s Expansion project.

The expansion programme is nearing completion and is currently 98% completed. It is due to be inaugurated on June 26, 2016, and Cosco will be the first carrier to have a ship sail through the new locks.

Technical Paper: The Third Lock Expansion

The third set of locks is also 98% complete and represents several years of efforts to create the new locks.

Since its opening, more than one million ships have transited through the 80 kilometre canal.

The construction of machinery rooms and control buildings is ongoing, with canal reaching a milestone by achieving its goal of shifting 4.4 million cubic metres of dirt.

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