Panama Canal Expansion Program 96 Percent Complete

Canal de Panamá - La Ruta photo
Canal de Panamá – La Ruta photo

The largest infrastructure project since the waterway’s original construction, the Panama Canal Expansion Program, is now 96 percent complete.

The Pacific access channel is 99 percent complete and the third set of locks is now 95 percent complete.

When fully complete, the new set of locks will double the capacity of the Panama Canal, creating a new lane of traffic and allowing larger ships, the New Panamax size, to travel the canal.

Canal de Panamá – La Ruta, a government organization, has just released on its facebook page this beautiful photo from the Panama Canal expansion program.

The project is expected to be inaugurated in the second quarter of 2016.

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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