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Facts about the Panama Canal

Construction Time:
10 years, from 1904 to 1914
Construction Cost:
US$ 375 million
Length
80 Km.
Toll Revenues and other Maritime Services (2012):
B/.2,248.9 million in revenues
Average Canal Waters Time (2012):
25,66 hours
Average Annual Transit of Vessels:
14,000 to 15,000 vessels
Average Daily Transits:
35 to 40 vessels
Total Transits (2012):
14,544 transits (7,241Panamax)
Number of Accidents (2007):
10 accidents out of 14,721 transits
Total Cargo (2012):
333.7 million PC/UMS tons
(Panama Canal/Universal Measurement System)



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Number of Locks:
Three
Pacific Side : Miraflores Locks (2 chambers) and Pedro Miguel Locks (1 chamber)
Atlantic Side : Gatun Locks (3 chambers)
Size of Locks:
(Width) 33.5 m.; (Length) 305 m.; (Depth) 26 m.
Amount of Water Used for Large Ships Passage:
196.82 million litters (52 million gallons rain water, which are not recoverable and are not charged either)
Water Supply:
The Chagres River provides water to the Canal whilst Lake Gatun serves as reservoir.



Maximum Dimensions of Vessels able to Transit the Canal (PANAMAX):



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