The Panama Canal has conducted a successful trial transit in the expanded canal. The transiting vessel, a US-built crane ship named the Oceanus, was manoeuvred through the Pacific-facing Cocoli Locks by two Panama Canal pilots.
The inauguration of the expanded Panama Canal will take place on Sunday, June 26, with the first commercial transit of the COSCO Shipping Panama.
Once inaugurated, the Expanded Canal will double the waterway’s cargo capacity, enhancing the Canal’s efficiency, reliability and service offering to its customers. The new waterway will help provide greater economies of scale to global commerce as it will be able to accommodate Neopanamax ships for transit.
Source: Canal de Panamá