Super-panamax

From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is a stub and thus not approved.
Main Article
Talk
Related Articles  [?]
Bibliography  [?]
External Links  [?]
Citable Version  [?]
 
This editable Main Article is under development and not meant to be cited; by editing it you can help to improve it towards a future approved, citable version. These unapproved articles are subject to a disclaimer.

Super-panamax is a term used to refer to vessels too large to transit the Panama Canal. Panamax vessels are built to the canal's maximum dimensions. The canal lock's maximum dimensions are 294 metres, by 32.3 metres, with a draft of 12 metres. Panamax vessels displace about 65,000 tons.