Interactive Image: Top 5 Longest Shipping Canals in the World

Canals are human-made waterways which have been of immense importance to commerce and the development, growth and vitality of a civilization.

Ship canals may be constructed for a number of reasons, including:

  • To create a shortcut and avoid lengthy detours.
  • To create a navigable shipping link between two land-locked seas or lakes.
  • To provide inland cities with a direct shipping link to the sea.
  • To provide an economical alternative to other options.

This interactive image, accompanied by videos, presents you with the top five longest shipping canals in the world.

World Maritime News Staff