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 New Panama Canal Locks

The Panama Canal Expansion program includes the construction of two new sets of locks - one on the Pacific and one on the Atlantic side of the Canal. Each lock will have three chambers and each chamber will have three water reutilization basins.

The new locks will be 427 meters long and 49 meters wide (the old locks are 304 meters long and 32 meters wide) and therefore the locks will allow bigger Pospanamax ships to pass trough the Panama Canal.  The estimated termination date is 2014.

New Panama Canal Locks
Graphic from the ACP (Autoridad del Canal de Panama)