Video: Panama Canal Progress as of January 2015

By Curious

A video that has been recently released on the Panama Canal YouTube page depicts the ongoing process regarding the expansion of the famous waterway.

The Panama Canal Expansion Program has been employed to create a new lane of traffic by constructing a brand new set of locks, thus doubling the capacity of the waterway and enabling bigger vessels to pass through it.

The new locks’ design features three chambers, water-saving basins, lateral filling, an emptying system and rolling gates.

Currently, the expansion process is around 84% complete, and if all goes accordingly it should be fully completed by January next year.