Seatrade is proud to be working in collaboration with the Panama Canal Authority to produce a special Souvenir Guide to mark the official opening of the third set of locks at the Panama Canal.
The event promises to be as defining a moment for the early 21st century as the original opening was for the 20th century. More than one million ships have transited the Panama Canal since it opened to commercial shipping in 1914. During that time the waterway has been upgraded continuously in line with maritime requirements of the day, and the current expansion work is the latest example of that constant evolution. Grupo Unidos Por el Canal (GUPC) was awarded the contract to carry out construction work for the new locks which is almost completed. Testing is now being conducted ahead of the official opening in June. The new Panama Canal locks will allow containerships as large as 13,000-14,000 teu to use the waterway for the first time.
Seatrade will be publishing a high-quality Souvenir Guide for the historic occasion – which will include a brief history of the waterway, an account of the expansion works and their main technical features, interviews with leading officials of the Panama Canal Authority, and profiles of some of the other men and women who made the expansion possible.
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Download your copy of the special Souvenir Guide to mark the official opening of the third set of locks at the Panama Canal.