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Expansion of Panama Canal is nearly half way done

Monday, April 8, 2013

The Panama Canal’s expansion is finally beginning to look like a channel that will float some of the biggest ships in the world by mid-2015.

About 42 percent of the work on the massive new locks has been completed, and it’s by far the most costly and complicated part of the $5.25 billion project.

The old locks will still be in service, but the new ones will allow the canal to handle so-called post-Panamax ships.

Source: Miami Herald