VIDEO: Panama Canal Expansion Explained

The video above gives you an update on the current stage of the Panama Canal Expansion Program aimed at creating a new lane of traffic along the Canal.

The expansion will see the construction of a new set of locks, doubling the waterway’s capacity.

The new locks will have three chambers, water-saving basins, lateral filling and emptying system & rolling gates.

Upon completion, the two new lock complexes will have a total of 16 gates, eight in the Pacific and eight in the Atlantic.

Overall, the Canal expansion is currently 85 percent complete.

To video explains in facts and figures what the comprehensive project entails. Enjoy!

World Maritime News Staff