First ship will transit expanded Canal will be chosen by lot

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The ship that carried the first transit through the new locks of the Panama Canal, will be chosen by a lottery NETR elos key customers, as announced by the Canal organization.

The ship that carried the first transit through the new locks of the Panama Canal, will be chosen by lottery among major customers, as announced by the Canal organization.

Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano said a lottery will be held instead of an auction to choose the post-Panamax ship will transit the first.

According to the ACP, among the first customers include Mediterranean Shipping, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line), Mitsui OSK, CMA CGM, Hamburg-Sud, Maersk Line A / S, Hapag Lloyd, Cosco, Wilhelmsen Lines AS, SONAP, Evergreen Marine Latin America SA, among others.

Even the entity Canal has not defined the number of customers who enter the draw, which is scheduled for next April.

Source: http://www.panamaamerica.com.pa/