Panama Canal increases ship traffic despite persistent water shortages

17 May 2024
2024-05-17 11:02

The Panama Canal is increasing the number of daily ship transits, despite the ongoing water deficit that led to restrictions on the number of crossings and the draft of ships last year, according to authorities.

The inter-oceanic waterway, which moves 6% of the world's maritime trade and was inaugurated by the United States in 1914, began to apply restrictions in April 2023 due to the shortage of rainfall caused by the El Niño phenomenon.

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