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Panama Canal conducts another successful trial transit

Written by Nick Blenkey
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ACP-owned crane ship Oceanus successfully transits the new Pacific-facing Cocoli Locks

JUNE 22, 2016 — The Panama Canal conducted another successful trial transit in the Expanded Canal on June 20. The transiting vessel, the Panama Canal Authority’s U.S.-built crane Oceanus, was maneuvered through the Pacific-facing Cocoli Locks by Panama Canal Pilots Fernando Jaén and Ricardo Varela.

The Inauguration of the Expanded Panama Canal will is set for Sunday, June 26 with the first commercial transit of by a COSCO Shipping vessel.

Once inaugurated the Expanded Canal will double the waterway’s cargo capacity, enhancing the Canal’s efficiency, reliability and customer service.

New tug and line handler service tariffsT

he Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has issued an advisory announcing new tariffs for tug and line handler services for the Neopanamax locks. Download it HERE

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