PANAMA CITY, Panama, October 04, 2007 – The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) removed and replaced the turntable used by the locomotives at Gatun locks Tuesday without interrupting Canal operations. The 50-ton turntable will be replaced by a stronger, more maneuverable one in the following weeks. The new turntable will also improve locomotives’ operations and increase the locks’ capacity.
About the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)
The ACP is the autonomous agency of the Government of Panama in charge of managing, operating and maintaining the Panama Canal. The operation of the ACP is based on its organic law and the regulations approved by its Board of Directors. For more information, please refer to the ACP’s Web site: http://www.pancanal.com/. For Panama Canal video, please visit www.thenewsmarket.com/panamacanal.