T&T LNG shipment makes history on expanded Panama Canal

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A shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Trinidad and Tobago would be among the first cargo to be moved along the expanded Panama Canal.

The cargo would be shipped by British Petroleum (BP) on the MV British Merchant.

The shipment would be delivered to Manzanillo on Mexico’s Pacific coast.

The history-making shipment is expected to take place on Tuesday.

The LNG shipment is particularly significant since the size of such tankers had previously prevented them from using the congested Panama Canal.

The ships were previously made to sail around South America.

The expanded waterway reduces the shipment route for several destinations by thousands of miles.

Other energy companies are also now shipping through the widened Panama Canal.

The canal is a man-made 48-mile waterway that links the Atlantic Ocean with the Pacific Ocean.

The expanded canal means that the facility is deeper and wider.

There is now double the shipping capacity.

After nearly a decade of construction, the expanded Panama Canal was recently put to use.

Nos  LNG shipments from T&T will be among the cargo transiting through the expanded canal.

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