Panama Canal’s track and turntable system updated

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has updated its track and turntable system located in the Canal’s Gatun Locks.

The system continuously transports locomotives through the locks to assist transiting vessels. Previously, vessels stopped midway through the locks to exchange locomotives, increasing the average time taken for a vessel to navigate the canal. The new system enables two additional Panamax vessels to transit the waterway everyday.

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