At 07:48 a.m. the gigantic “COSCO Shipping Panama” inaugurates the New Panama Canal

Pietro Salini: "We have built the new route for global trade."

 

“…Seven years ago we began a long journey that represented the dream as well as the challenge that every entrepreneur and every person would want to have at least once in their lifetime: building a project that will change global trade’," says Pietro Salini, Salini Impregilo CEO, as he celebrated the opening of new Panama Canal today with the arrival of COSCO Shipping Panama, a gigantic ship 300 metres long and nearly 50 metres wide with 10,000 containers on board. The ship, Chinese yet sporting the Marshall Islands flag, sounded the horn for more than two minutes as the ribbon was cut at 0748 at the set of locks on the Atlantic coast.

June 26, 2016: Inauguration New Panama Canal

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