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10 of History's Deadliest Construction Projects

The Panama Canal opened 100 years ago this month, one of the greatest engineering achievements in history. It was also one of the greatest sacrifices of human life in the name of construction, but tragically, it was far from the most deadly project in history. Read more...

The Panama Canal: Part 3 of 3

1904-1914: construction and initial operations of the canal The new Republic of Panama, initially represented by Bunau-Varilla, granted the United States perpetual rights to the canal and a large area of eight kilometers on each side of it in exchange for a sum of 10 million dollars and an annual rental payment of $250,000. Once the U.S. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Opens 2nd Maintenance Congress

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) opens today the Second International Maintenance Congress with the participation of 26 international and six local experts to promote

Panama Canal: The Billion Dollar Challenge

Panama Canal expansion will cost operators, insurers As the Panama Canal prepares to celebrate its 100th anniversary, insurers are warning of the increased risks

Time-Lapse Videos of Ships Passing Through the Panama Canal

2 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

YouTube user ZipCam has posted some fascinating video of ship traffic in the Panama Canal shot over a two-day period in April 2012 at the Miraflores locks portion of the canal, where water is drained and filled before allowing ships through. When they were begun in 1914, the locks were considered one of the world’s […]

Time-Lapse Video of Panama Canal Traffic Is Simply Sublime

3 days agoOdd : Neatorama

The Panama Canal opened for business 100 years ago this month. By 2005, 5% of the world's seagoing traffic crossed it, including 70% of the cargo heading in and out of the United States. It remains, even today, a technological and logistical marvel. Show More Summary

Panama Canal Traffic Situation for August / September

It is advised that there will be average traffic delays in Panama Canal. The projected queue as of 24:00 hours on August 23 is 48 vessels. IMPORTANT: The

The Panama Canal - Part 2 of 3

1890-1904: Theodore Roosevelt resumes the project Given the failure of the French initiative, the United States, under the leadership of Theodore Roosevelt, took up the project of an inter-oceanic canal. The U.S. Navy was gradually gaining...Show More Summary

Panama Canal Updates Maersk on Expansion

Within the framework of the centennial celebration, the Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano received a Maersk Line delegation led by Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk Liner Business,

Panama Canal Updates Maersk Line on Expansion Program

Within the framework of the centennial celebration, the Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano received a Maersk Line delegation led by Søren Skou, CEO of Maersk Liner Business,

Double Panama: 1915

Circa 1915. "Steamer Panama at Pedro Miguel Locks, approach from Miraflores Lake, Panama Canal." Another high-resolution view to mark the centenary of the Panama Canal. 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Co. View full size...

Passing Through: 1915

Circa 1915. "Bolton Castle in Gatun Locks, west chamber, Panama Canal." Just the thing to float your boat. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative. View full size.

Full Steam Ahead: 1913

"Panama Canal excavation, 1913." The world's most celebrated shortcut marks its centennial this month. Harris & Ewing glass negative. View full size.

Panama City: Celebrate Its 100th Birthday and Sail the the Panama Canal

last weekLifestyle / Travel : Jaunted

Photo of a vessel making a trail run through the Panama Canal in 1913 The Panama Canal celebrated its 100th birthday on Friday, the occasion serving as an opportunity to reflect on just how much this feat of engineering changed the world, and how much it continues to contribute to our shipping capabilities today. Show More Summary

100 Years After Its Birth, The Panama Canal Is On The Verge Of Creating A Huge New Opportunity For US Exporters

On August 15, 1914, the Panama Canal saw its first cargo ships slice through two continents on their way to Asia, forever transforming global trade flows. It was the product of almost 15 years of military, diplomatic, and economic maneuvers. Now, 99 years later, the canal is set to cause a surge in U.S. Show More Summary

A Man, a Plan, a Canal: Panama Turns 100

The Panama Canal celebrates its centennial on August 15th while it’s on-the-verge tourism scene continues to make it the most caliente hotspot in all of Central America.

Claim: Climate Change will disrupt the Panama Canal

Story submitted by Eric Worrall. The Guardian, a green UK daily newspaper, has published a claim that climate change will disrupt shipping in the Panama Canal, preventing children in America from receiving their Chinese manufactured toys. According to The Guardian; … Continue reading ?

The Panama Canal, Then and Now

The Panama Canal, one of the largest engineering and construction projects in history, celebrated its 100th birthday on Friday Dubbed one of the "Seven Wonders of the Modern World" by the American Society of Civil Engineers, the canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans in order to expedite international trade. Show More Summary

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