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Panama Canal faces challenge in good times

Wednesday, October 3, 2018


Levels of traffic in the Panama Canal have already reached the figures expected to be reached in 2020. If the rate of growth continues, the third set of locks will be close to reaching its maximum capacity in 2026.

But before thinking about a new expansion, authorities are warning that increased water availability must be ensured.

Jorge Luis Quijano, head of the Panama Canal Authority, told La Prensa ”that they are not promoting any type of expansion", but points out that projections indicate that by 2030 capacity of the waterway will need to be increased.