The World's Shortcut: How the Panama Canal Works

by: Wendover Productions     Published on: 02 July 2019

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Learn with Brilliant for 20% off by being one of the first 200 to sign up at http://Brilliant.org/WendoverListen to Extremities at http://ExtremitiesPodcast.comSubscribe to Half as Interesting (The other channel from Wendover Productions): https://www.youtube.com/halfasinterestingGet the Wendover Productions t-shirt: https://standard.tv/collections/wendover-productions/products/wendover-productions-shirtSupport Wendover Productions on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/wendoverproductionsYoutube: http://www.YouTube.com/WendoverProductionsInstagram: http://Instagram.com/sam.from.wendoverTwitter: http://www.Twitter.com/WendoverProEmail: sam@wendover.productionsReddit: http://Reddit.com/r/WendoverProductionsAnimation by Josh Sherrington Sound by Graham Haerther (http://www.Haerther.net)Thumbnail by Simon BuckmasterSpecial thanks to Patreon supporters Adam Chelminski, Arkadiy Kulev, Charles Zilinski, Chris Allen, Connor J Smith, Daddy Donald, Etienne Dechamps, Eyal Matsliah, Hank Green, John & Becki Johnston, Kyle, MyNameIsKir, Plinio Correa, Qui Le, Remi_Scarlet, Tom Dooner, Tyler Hamm, and Vaughn MudrickMusic by http://epidemicsound.comSelect footage courtesy the AP ArchiveReferences:[1] https://maritime-connector.com/wiki/panamax/[2] https://www.pancanal.com/eng/general/canal-faqs/index.html[3] https://www.inboundlogistics.com/cms/article/neo-panamax-era-arrives-why-shippers-should-take-notice/[4] https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/evergreen-container-ship-makes-record-transit-through-panama-canal[5] https://www.maritime-executive.com/article/oocl-hong-kong-achieves-guinness-world-record[6] https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/MABR-07-2017-0014[7] https://www.pancanal.com/eng/op/tariff/1010-0000-Rev20180802.pdf[8] https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Suez-becoming-canal-of-choice-for-Asia-US-shipments[9] https://www.economist.com/united-states/2012/01/28/the-fickle-asian-container[10] https://www.reuters.com/article/us-panama-canal/panama-opens-canal-extension-amid-growth-risks-cost-battle-idUSKCN0ZC0Q9[11] https://www.constructiondive.com/news/njs-bayonne-bridge-project-over-budget-raising-cost-to-17b/512646/; https://www.wsp.com/en-US/insights/bayonne-bridge-raising-opens-ports-to-worlds-largest-ships[12] https://www.economist.com/business/2016/06/18/wider-impact[13] https://www.americanshipper.com/news/?autonumber=64566&source=redirected-from-old-site-link[14] https://en.caucedo.com[15] https://www.economist.com/americas-view/2014/02/28/ripple-effects[16] https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/17/climate/drought-water-shortage-panama-canal.html