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The Panama canal is an artificially created artery, the role of which is very difficult to overestimate for the modern transport system in the world.

The Panama canal: General characteristics of the Canal that connects two oceans – the Pacific and the Atlantic. More specifically: Gulf of Panama, with the Caribbean sea. It is located within the modern state of Panama, about 9 ° North latitude and West longitude 79о. These are its geographical coordinates. The Panama canal has gone down in history as one of the largest engineering projects in the history of mankind and has significantly influenced the development of world shipping in General.

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The Panama canal is one of the largest man-made sea routes in the world. He crossed the isthmus of Panama, connecting the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and destroying Intercontinental barrier.

The idea of connecting the two oceans artificially dug canal appeared in the XVI century by the Spanish conquistadors. However, against this idea expressed by the Spanish king Philip II. And it’s been 300 years, before the channel started talking again. Ferdinand de Lesseps, flushed with the successful construction of the Suez canal, conceived the same way to connect the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. In 1881 he began work, but this time he was destined to fail. The ambitious project was forced to close after just seven years after it began. Established for the construction of the consortium suffered a financial collapse.

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Length of about 80 km, the Panama canal passes through the city of colon on the Atlantic coast and the artificial lake Gatun, on the Pacific coast. With the canal the sea route from San Francisco to new York is 26 000 km was to be only 10 000 km, the water Level in the Atlantic of only 24 cm lower than the Pacific ocean. However, because of the rugged mountainous landscape courts have to pass on your way 3 locks to rise up to 26 meters to the level of lake Gatun.

The channel is wide enough that ships could move towards each other with almost no delay. The dimensions of the gateways limit the parameters of vessels that can pass through the channel, and sailors these figures are known as “Panamax”. Ships must be no more than 294 m long and 32 m wide, to meet the ships type “Panamax”. Also they should have a draught of not more than 12 m.

Since the Panama canal opened in 1914, recorded more than a million ships have passed through it – of which 14 000 only for 2005 the Owners of the Panama canal will receive payment for all passing him on the court. When in 2000 the U.S. gave Panama control over the canal, the responsibility for maintaining it in good condition rests on the shoulders of the state of Panama. Fees depending on the size of the ship and the weight of its load up to an average of $ 2 billion per year.

However, already for anybody not a secret that the channel capacity does not satisfy the needs of modern navigation. Not only increased the number of vessels sailing from the us to Asia and back has increased and their sizes. The sizes of the ships, the so-called postpanamax class, do not allow them to pass through the channel. Therefore, it is planned to upgrade the canal by 2014

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