Wider Panama Canal will benefit ship design and operational costs
One of the biggest benefits to ship capacity and fuel efficiency in the near future will be the widening of the Panama Canal, according to experts at Wallenius Marine, one of the Scandinavian shipowners that have been pushing the boundaries of sustainable ship management in recent years.
What effect will an expanded Panama Canal have on ship design?
Vessel optimisation demands have seen vessels get larger over recent years to meet operational demands and costs.
The width of the Panama Canal has, however, been a limiting factor.
Vessels designed for worldwide trade need to be able to transit the Suez...
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