A ship canal is a canal especially intended to accommodate ships used on the oceans, seas or lakes to which it is connected, as opposed to a barge canal intended to carry barges and other vessels specifically designed for river and/or canal navigation. Because of the constraints of accommodating vessels capable of navigating large bodies of open water, a ship canal typically offers deeper water and higher bridge clearances that a barge canal of similar vessel length and width constraints.
Ship canals may be specially constructed from the start to accommodate ships, or less frequently they may be enlarged barge canals, or canalized or channelized rivers. There are no specific minimum dimensions for ship canals, with the size being largely dictated by the size of ships in use nearby at the time of construction or enlargement.
Ship canals may be constructed for a number of reasons, including:
To create a shortcut and avoid lengthy detours.
To create a navigable shipping link between two land-locked seas or lakes.
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The lowering of the number of transits was done to maintain the 44-foot draft, which the authority says is required by 70 percent of the ships transiting the canal ... Container volumes are also forecast to slowly rise on major trade routes and cruise ships which were on a seasonal ...
The PanamaCanalAuthority late last week said it will soon lower the daily allowable limit on vessels passing through the global waterway because of an ongoing drought ... The breakdown will be for eight ships for the Neopanamax locks and 22 in the Panamax locks. The Canal ...
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Daily ship crossings on the PanamaCanal, one of the world's main maritime trade routes, will be reduced to 31 from 32 to soften the impact from a severe drought that is expected to last until next year, the authorities managing the canal said ... The effects have led the canal to estimate a reduction in revenues of up to $200 million by 2024.