Panama Begins Pouring Concrete for New Locks

Extracted 26JUL2011 from

The phase, which is scheduled for completion by October 2014, is part of the larger project to expand the canal, allowing larger vessels to call on East Coast ports...

The new locks will be 1,400 feet long, 180 feet wide and 60 feet deep and will be able to accommodate ships up to 1,200 feet long. By comparison, the existing locks, which are 1,000 feet long, 100 feet wide and 42 feet deep, handle ships up to 965 feet in length.


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