Maersk Line heralds larger vessels for the expanded Panama canal

After huge delays, conflicts and a lock which cracked before it even came into use, the expanded Panama Canal has now opened its doors to larger vessels. Maersk Line is likely planning to sail more services through the new, expanded waterway.

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The expanded Panama Canal has has now launched its new, bigger waterlocks and has thus kicked open its doors for significantly larger vessels after being delayed for close to two years.

With the bigger locks, the route between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans can now handle up to 98 percent of the world's tonnage, and Maersk Line is among those welcoming the inauguration of the updated waterway.

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