Home / Recent Videos / Water-saving Measures: Cross Filling in the Panamax Locks

Water-saving Measures: Cross Filling in the Panamax Locks

The Panama Canal has been implementing water-saving measures in its day-to-day operations. For example, the Panama Canal has been implementing cross-filling lockages, a technique that sends water between the two lanes at the Panamax Locks during transits and saves an amount of water equivalent to that used in six lockages each day. Other ongoing water-saving measures adopted at the Panama Canal include:

-Suspension of power generation at the Gatun Hydroelectric Plant
-Elimination of hydraulic assistance at the Panamax Locks
– Tandem lockages, which involves two ships transiting at the same time, when vessel size allows
– Use of water-saving basins at the Neopanamax Locks

Source: The Panama Canal

Recent Videos

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide Online Daily Newspaper on Hellenic and International Shipping