$5.4-billion Expansion of Panama Canal Could Reshape World Trade Routes
Inauguration of the new locks takes place June 26
The colossal freighter, guided by a pair of tug boats that looked like gnats in comparison, eased toward the entrance of the Panama Canal, the storied passageway traversed more than a million times since its debut more than a century ago.
This time, however, expectation hovered in the steamy air. Hundreds of workers in hard hats and multi-colored safety vests gathered to watch as the MN Baroque glided toward a new set of locks. To read more click here.