The Panama Canal Is 100 Years Old, Just In Time for Its Makeover

One hundred years ago today, the SS Ancon became the first ship to officially pass through the Panama Canal. Because of the outbreak of World War I, there wasn't a big party for the grand opening. The waterway would go on change the history of transportation, and now it's time to change the canal itself. » 8/15/14 4:00pm 8/15/14 4:00pm

The Panama Canal's Newest Gates Are Truly Gargantuan

By linking the Pacific and Atlantic oceans, the Panama Canal revolutionized global shipping when it opened nearly a century ago. However, the canal's capabilities are quickly being outpaced by the ever-growing ships that pass through it. In order to accommodate the next generation of over-sized vessels, the Panama… » 3/11/14 11:40am 3/11/14 11:40am