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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

New Panama Canal Expansion Project Nearing End

In just under 2 weeks, the Panama Canal Expansion project will be nearing an end. The new canal locks and waterway are expect to open on June 26th, 2016 and will be capable of handling the largest ships available today.

I found the two videos below quite interesting. The first video is presented as a status of the progress of the Canal's expansion project. The second video shows how the new pilots have been trained for handling the ships though the new locks and channels.

By the way, the COSCO Shipping Panama - the first vessel to use the new expanded Canal departed Piraeus on June 12 and expected to make the two week trek to the canal - arriving on June 26th,

Panama Canal Expansion Project
View Video on Panama Canal Expansion Project
Training Pilots For the New Panama Canal
Training Pilots For the New Panama Canal

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