Panama Canal Administrator, Jorge L. Quijano congratulates COSCOCS officials on their win. Photo courtesy of the Panama Canal Authority.


China-owned vessel Andronikos, will be the first ship to pass through the new Panama Canal Locks on opening day.

The Neopanamax vessel is 980 feet long, with a 9,400-TEU capacity and was built in 2015 to the expanded Panama Canal’s specifications.

Photo by ©Mitch Waxman


Picked by lottery from the Panama Canal Authority’s 15 largest clients, the recently merged China Cosco Shipping Corporation’s Andronikos will make the inaugural crossing through the expanded locks from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, as part of the June 26th grand opening ceremonies.

Photo courtesy of the Panama Canal Authority.


Regular commercial operations through the new locks will begin the following day. Read more from the Panama Canal Authority here…


posted by Mai Armstrong for the Working Harbor Committee