The Cosco Development, the biggest ship ever to pass through the expanded Panama Canal, is now en route to three U.S. East Coast ports — but not PortMiami.
The Cosco Development, the biggest ship ever to pass through the expanded Panama Canal, is now en route to three U.S. East Coast ports — but not PortMiami. Panama Canal Authority
The Cosco Development, the biggest ship ever to pass through the expanded Panama Canal, is now en route to three U.S. East Coast ports — but not PortMiami. Panama Canal Authority

Big-ship era dawns for East Coast as record-setting ship transits Panama Canal

May 04, 2017 05:41 PM

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    The largest infrastructure project since the waterway’s original construction, the Panama Canal Expansion Program will create a new lane of traffic along the Canal through the construction of a new set of locks, increasing the waterway’s capacity. The new locks will have three chambers, water-saving basins, lateral filling and emptying system and rolling gates.