Picture of the Day: Panama Canal Dredging

Dredging is a daily activity at the Panama Canal ensuring the safe passage of ships through the waterway. Also, dredging plays major role in the Panama Canal Expansion Program, the largest project at the Canal since its original construction. 

The Panama Canal Expansion began on September 2007 at a total cost of $5.2 billion. The project will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, doubling the waterway’s capacity.

After the expansion the Post-Panamax vessels will be able to transit through the Canal, with up to 13,000 TEUs.

The deadline for completion of the Panama Canal Expansion project has been moved several times and is now 2016.

 

Dredging Today Staff

Share this article

Follow Dredging Today

Events>

<< Apr 2020 >>
MTWTFSS
30 31 1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 1 2 3

Navingo Career Event 2020

The Navingo Career Event is Europe’s biggest career event for the maritime,…

read more >

Jobs>

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below....

apply

Dredging jobs in Abu Dhabi at NMDC

National Marine Dredging Company “NMDC” aims to be the largest dredging player in the Arab’s Gulf region...

apply

Looking to fill a job opening?

By advertising your job here, on the homepage of DredgingToday.com, you'll reach countless professionals in the sector. For more information, click below...

apply