The Panama Canal is expanding

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Widening the Panama Canal.


One comment

  • Kelly Starks

    Not interested in the emissions part of this, but the side point that with the new locks the panama canal will take “New Panamax “ sized ships as much as 49 meters, or about 161 feet) wide (up from 106 feet), and up to 1200 feet long, is interesting. Aircraft carriers will look tiny compared to them.

    Ironicly, the New Panama canal locks are still to small to fit the big supertankers or container craft. The Mærsk E class container ships are 184 feet wide and 1,300 feet long with 157,000 ton cargo capacity. Ships even bigger are in work. And folks think things like the Saturn-V’s were big.

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