Η αγορά των containers και τα αναμενόμενα αποτελέσματα από τα new projects στη Διώρυγα του Παναμά
KeywordsΝαυτιλία ; Panama Canal (Panama) ; Διώρυγα Παναμά ; Εμπορευματοκιβώτια ; Διαπλάτυνση ; Shipping ; Container ; Expansion
It is widely accepted that sea transportations are the main means of transporting humans and goods, as a percentage ranging from 85% to 90% of world trade, is conducted with the use of ships and floating crafts in general. Since ancient times, ship owners-managers and not only them, were trying to discover ways to minimize the execution time of a trip and at the same time the transport costs. More specifically, for Panama, these intentions were turned into actions about a century ago, in 1914, when the Panama Canal was launched, a challenging project even for today. In this essay, we will present the Panama Canal and in particular the expansion of it, which was completed and given to international navigation in June 2016. Additionally, we will focus on the results that expansion has already brought and will bring to the container market in the near future.