The video above gives you a glimpse of the installation of the gates for the new locks of the Panama Canal that started on Monday, December 15th on the Atlantic side of the waterway.
The steel gates are moved using self-propelled motorized wheel transporters (SPMTs) with more than 400 wheels each.
The gate currently being installed is 10 meters wide, 30.19 in height and weighs 3,285 tons. In total, the new locks will have 16 rolling gates, eight in the Pacific and eight in the Atlantic.
Overall, the Panama Canal Expansion Program is 84 percent complete.
World Maritime News Staff