Panama Canal Expansion Moving Forward

By Eric Haun
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Photo courtesy of the ACP

After the arrival of the second set of rolling gates, the Panama Canal Expansion keeps moving forward reaching a new milestone at the Pacific side with the pouring of more than two million cubic meters of concrete, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reported.

"This is another milestone that shows the progress of various components of the Canal Expansion Project," said the Administrator of the ACP, Jorge Luis Quijano.

The pouring mark of more than 2 million meters of concrete was reached this month in one of the monoliths that is on the west wall of the middle lock chamber.

In total, 4.3 million cubic meters of concrete is required to complete the construction of two lock complexes. To date, a total of 1.8 million cubic meters of concrete has been poured on the Atlantic side.

The new lock complexes in the Pacific and Atlantic sides will feature three chambers, three water-saving basins per chamber, a lateral filling and emptying system, and rolling gates.

A total of 76.3 percent progress has been achieved under the Canal Expansion Program as of May 31, 2014.

pancanal.com
 

  • Photo courtesy of the ACP

    Photo courtesy of the ACP

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

News

India Seeks Private Cash for Intermodal Bridge

Rail system needs more tracks and wagons; Not enough coal gets from port to power stations. India is targeting up to $1 billion of private investment by 2017

USCG Medevacs 80 Yr-Old Near Lake Michigan

A Coast Guard aircrew medically evacuated an 80-year-old man off Beaver Island in Lake Michigan Sunday night. The man’s name is not being released. At 5:40 p.

Terex Scoops 2 IBJ Awards

Terex® Quaymate M50 mobile harbour crane is Crane of the Year – Dr. Mathias Dobner honored Rotterdam/Düsseldorf, 24 November 2014 – Terex Port Solutions (TPS)

Government Update

India Seeks Private Cash for Intermodal Bridge

Rail system needs more tracks and wagons; Not enough coal gets from port to power stations. India is targeting up to $1 billion of private investment by 2017

Russia Has No Plan to Cut Oil Output

Russia, the world's biggest energy exporter, does not plan to cut oil production to shore up prices, Rossiya 24 television quoted Energy Minister Alexander Novak as saying on Saturday.

Nigeria to Cut Petrol Subsidy by Half

Nigeria plans to cut subsidies on petroleum products by half next year after sharp falls in global crude prices, spurred the government to revise its 2015 budget downwards,

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Port Authority Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2921 sec (3 req/sec)