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First ship passes a new Panama lock

On June 9th the first chartered PostPanamax Bulker passes the new Panama Canal Lock

A post-panamax bulk carrier became the first ship to pass through the Panama Canal’s new locks on June 6th, 2016, kicking off a series of trial runs ahead of the expanded canal’s grand opening later this June.
The first run was meant to simulate a southbound transit through the new Agua Clara locks on Atlantic side of the 255-meter-long, 43m wide MV "Baroque", which was chartered by the Panama Canal Authority specifically for this purpose.