38*Future of Panama canal

Future of Panama Canal - and how it works - by Patrick Dixon

อัปโหลดโดย pjvdixon เมื่อ 13 ก.ค. 2007

Future of Panama canal - how it works. Panama economy and regional role in Latin America / North America, Panama canal, Colon free zone, banking, service industries, travel, tourism and retirement homes. Panama is rapidly growing and has a significant role to play in the regional economy as a hub for trade and financial services. Potential to become a " Dubai " with growth driven by huge container port, enormous free zone (90% of exports), tourism and retired people buying first or second homes. Comment by Dr Patrick Dixon, speaker at HSBC VIP lunch time conference event. (more)


Cruse ship through Panama Canal 

อัปโหลดโดย Robert697 เมื่อ 25 ก.พ. 2008

Warning - generally boring unless you're there. The trains that are connected to the ship do not tow them. The ship moves on its own power, and the train engines keep the ship centered to keep it from hitting the sides. The lanes are bi-directional, and no pumps are used to transfer the water. All the water moves from one lock to the next by pure gravity, fed by the lakes and rivers. The price per ship to transit the entire canal? They announced prices from $120k to $190k. Talk about a high-priced toll way.