This video demonstrates how the Panama Canal works. The canal is considered crucial for the shipping industry, as it links the Americas with the EU and Asia, reducing transhipment times between them.
Recently, after three years and more than 6,000 transits of neopanamax ships, the Panama Canal celebrated the milestones of its expansion. The neopanamax locks and the investment in the operation have led to an increase in the capacity and efficiency of the ships that sail through the interoceanic way.
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The expanded Canal has also confirmed the role of the interoceanic highway as the Green Route of the world maritime trade by providing more capacity and lower cargo movements. Therefore, the Neopanamax locks have achieved a reduction of more than 55 million tons of CO2 since their launch.
Along with the panamax locks during the same period, over 75 million tons of CO2 were reduced, equal to the capture generated by more than 150,000 hectares of forests.