Panama Canal expansion opening announced

Panama Canal expansion opening announced

Announcement made during inauguration ceremony of canal's Scale Model Maneuvering Training Facility

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced this week that the inaugural transit and commercial opening of the Panama Canal expansion has been scheduled for June 26, 2016.  The announcement was made during the inauguration ceremony of the canal's state-of-the-art Scale Model Maneuvering Training Facility, which provides hands-on experience to pilots and tugboat captains to operate in the expanded Panama Canal.

The ACP said the expansion program is currently 97% completed, with final

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