Panama City, Panama, May 18, 2014 – The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) reports that the ship Sun Rise, with four new gates for the Third Set of Locks, has sailed for Panama from Trieste, Italy.
The ship is expected to arrive to Panama in mid-June, depending on weather conditions.
“This is another important milestone towards the completion of a project that will have an important impact on the international maritime community,” said Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Luis Quijano.
This is the second shipment of gates being transported to Panama. Currently in the country are four other gates that arrived in August 2013.
The Panama Canal Expansion Program is currently 74% complete.
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