Severe dry season sees fifth draught reduction for Panama Canal new locks
Michele Labrut, Americas Correspondent, Seatrade Maritime News | Posted 02 April 2019
“The Panama Canal has taken measures in order to reduce the impact of the [dry] season by using the water-saving basins, closing the Gatun hydropower station, as well as implementing the Panamax Water Conservation Programme. This includes not using hydraulic assist at the locks, tandem lockages (two ships in one lockage, whenever possible), and chamber cross-filling operations,” ACP Vice President for Water and Environment Carlos Vargas told Seatrade Maritime News.
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