Panama Canal Transit

Completed in 1914, the Panama Canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans through the Republic of Panama. From shoreline to shoreline, the Panama Canal measures 40 miles (65 km); from deep water in the Caribbean Sea to deep water in the Pacific, the journey is only around 50 miles (82 km). Vessels utilize the Panama Canal as a strategic artificial waterway for delivering cargo rather than rounding Cape Horn in South America as it shortens their voyages by as many as 8,000 nautical miles (15,000 km). Voyages from the coasts of North America to the other side of South America save as many as 3,500 nautical miles (6,500 km) by taking advantage of the canal.

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