June 2016 - Mission: Panama Canal

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June 09, 2016

Baroque, the first ship enters the New Panama Canal. Global commerce enters a new era.

 

Baroque, the first ship enters the New Panama Canal. Global commerce enters a new era.

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THE LOCKS

The New Canal is structured using a system with 16 rolling gates (8 on the Pacific and 8 on the Atlantic). These allow ships to sail across Gatùn Lake, the world’s largest artificial basin

 
 

PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

 

Key Figures

Steel: equivalent of 25 Eiffel Towers

Concrete: equivalent of 450 x 20 storey buildings

Canal's length: equivalent of 100 soccer fields

 

photogallery

The Panama Canal, with its pioneering spirit, spans the oceans of human experience, intersecting and uniting cultures, industries, visions and languages

 
 

June 26, 2016: Inauguration New Panama Canal

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June 09, 2016: The first ship enters the New Panama Canal

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6 October 2015: Countdown begins for new Panama Canal opening. 95% of works completed

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12 August 2015: Aerial photographs

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