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Panama Canal clocks 2,000th neopanamax transit since expansion

Panama Canal clocks 2,000th neopanamax transit since expansion

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The Panama Canal has marked a milestone with the transit of the 2,000th neopanamax ship since its June 2016 expansion.

Canal expansion, a $5.3bn project which involved construction of a new set of third locks, was intended exactly so that the 50-mile waterway could accommodate the new generation of bigger commercial vessels.

The landmark transit was made by the 2006-built COSCO Yantian.

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Donal Scully

With 28 years experience writing and editing for newspapers in the UK and Hong Kong, Donal is now based in California from where he covers the Americas for Splash as well as ensuring the site is loaded through the Western Hemisphere timezone.

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