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Chinese container ship sails through expanded canal

A Chinese container ship was the first to sail through the expanded Panama Canal. The “Cosco Shipping Panama” went through the locks on Sunday with thousands of Panamanians on hand at an official ceremony to welcome the ship. The expansion is expected to double the canal’s capacity, tap new markets for shipping and cut global maritime costs by an estimated eight billion US dollars a year. Roee Ruttenberg has the story.

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