The new canal can support big ships of 13,000 containers vs 5,000 containers for the old canal.
Cost : $5.2 billion.
24 000 workers, 77 kms, 5% of the world commerce is using it (14 000 boats, 280 million tons of marchandises), it takes 10 hours to go through the canal.
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The Nicaragua wants to create its own canal, it will cost $40 billion.