Chinese container ship

A giant Chinese container ship become the first vessel to get through expanded Panama canal

A giant Chinese container ship has become the first voyage to move from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean via the newly-enlarged Panama Canal.People gathered together at the Cocoli locks to celebrate this good news with fireworks and cheers.

 Juan Carlos Varela,the Panamanian President, regarded this waterway as a route that would unite the world.

The president thanked the nearly 30,000 people who had worked on the canal's expansion.

Construction on the new lane for the canal, which runs for 77km (48 miles), began in 2007 and was due to finish in 2014.

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