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Panama Canal Authority Considers Fourth Set of Locks
发布时间 :2013-7-9 0:00:00

The Panama Canal Authority is studying the construction of a fourth set of new locks that would accommodate super post-Panamax vessels, which would run parallel to third set of locks the currently under construction, as part of its $5.2 billion expansion project, according to Breakbulk, JOC��s sister publication.

The plan was unveiled at the American Association of Port Authorities�� Latin America Congress of Ports held in June in Bogota, Colombia.

��We are looking at the demand and demand is what (will) rule (the project),�� said Rodolfo Sabonge, executive vice president of commercial planning and development for the canal authority, during a presentation. ��Size will matter.��

The current Panama Canal expansion, scheduled for completion in June 2015, will accommodate post-Panamax vessels.

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