First Vessel having the capacity of 10,500 TEU Transits through Panama Canal

A ship  name Valparaiso Express having the capacity of 10,500 TEU Transits  through the extended Panama Canal. This vessel is owned by German shipping major Hapag-Lloyd, the vessel began its transit at the Pacific-facing Cocoli Locks on December 20, following calls at ports in Chile, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.

“Today’s passage ushers in a new era of mega-ships that are now able to transit the Expanded Canal since its inauguration on June 26 of this year. The new locks, which are 70 feet wider and 18 feet deeper than those in the original canal, are able to accommodate Neopanamax vessels carrying up to 13,000 to 14,000 TEUs,” the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said.

 

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