The expanded Panama Canal has achieved yet another first with the transit of the first dry bulk cargo through the new locks.
The Bermuda-flagged MSC bulk carrier MV Carouge recently completed a southbound transit from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean on its voyage from the port of Carbonera Muelle, Colombia to the South Pacific.
The capesize vessel is the first of its kind to use the expanded waterway since its inauguration this past June. The vessel measures 288.97 meters long by 45 meters wide and 177,000 dwt.
Here the ship can be seen in the new Cocoli locks on the Pacific side of the canal:
Photos courtesy Panama Canal Authority