Panama Canal. Ciudad de Panama - Panama
Direccion: Ciudad de Panama
The Panama Canal is an interoceanic navigation route between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean that crosses the Isthmus of Panama at its narrowest point, whose length is 82 km.
It works through locks at each end that raise the boats to Gatun Lake, an artificial lake created to reduce the amount of work required for the excavation of the canal, 26 meters above sea level, and then descend to the level of the Pacific or the Atlantic.
Since its inauguration on August 15, 1914, it has managed to reduce maritime communication in time and distance, boosting commercial and economic exchange by providing a short and relatively cheap transit route between the two oceans, decisively influencing the patterns of trade. world, boosting the economic growth of developed and developing countries, in addition to providing the basic impetus for the economic expansion of many remote regions of the world.In 2012, the United States, China, Chile, Japan and Korea South were the five main users of the channel, which takes eight to ten hours to cross.