VIDEO: How Expanded Panama Canal Will Work

How Expanded Panama Canal Will Work

The Panama Canal expansion project will double the capacity of the Panama Canal by 2015 by creating a new lane of traffic and allowing more and larger ships to transit.

This one-minute animation shows how the expanded Panama Canal will operate.

The Expansion Program consists of two new sets of locks, one in the Pacific and one in the Atlantic, which will add a third lane allowing the passage of bigger vessels with more tonnage capacity.


Press Release, October 1, 2013