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1st Voyage Through Expanded Panama Canal

1st Voyage Through Expanded Panama Canal1st Voyage Through Expanded Panama Canal

A giant Chinese container ship has become the first vessel to move from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean via the newly-enlarged Panama Canal. The ship was greeted with fireworks and cheers from a crowd that had gathered at the Cocoli locks to celebrate.

The Panamanian President, Juan Carlos Varela, described the waterway as a route that would unite the world. He thanked the nearly 30,000 people who had worked on the canal's expansion, BBC reported.

Financialtribune.com