Panama Canal Expanding With Larger Channel

pc-gate-sAccording to Gizmodo –

The expansion plan calls for not only digging out the third channel begun by the Americans in 1939 but abandoned at the outset of WWII in 1942, but deepening and widening the two existing channels and Raise the maximum operating level of Gatun Lake as well. See the existing channels can only support current Panmax vessels less than 115 feet wide and 1,050 feet long with a draft of 41 feet or less. However the new locks will be 1,400 ft long, 180 ft wide, and 60 ft deep, allowing naval engineers to design larger “New Panmax” supply ships.

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