Panama Canal hails transit super-ship transit
The Panama Canal welcomed its 5,000th Neopanamax vessel through the waterway on Monday.
The Cosco Faith container ship measures 366 meters in length. It is part of Ocean Alliance's Manhattan Bridge-AWE2 service, between Asia and the U.S. East Coast.
Of the 5,000 Neopanamax vessels that have transited to date, half have been container ships. LPG carriers constitute another 26 percent, and LNG carriers, a relatively new segment to the Panama Canal, make up 10 percent.
Dry and liquid bulk carriers, car carriers and cruise ships make up the remaining transits.