The Panama Canal is internationally recognized as one of the world’s busiest and most crucial shipping routes. Completed in the early 20th century, the 80-kilometer waterway revolutionized global trade by providing a shorter and safer alternative to navigating around the southern tip of South America, saving shipping companies time and money . The Panama Canal connects the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and via the manmade Gatun Lake. At approximately 85 feet above sea level, Gatun Lake forms a major part of the Canal, carrying ships nearly halfway across the Isthmus of Panama . For each ship, 200 million liters of freshwater is used to move it through the locks before being dumped into the sea .
Trade and Sustainability: Preparing for New Packaging and Packaging Waste Requirements Around the World
ICYMI: More than 45 export markets require or are considering requirements related to packaging and packaging waste. U.S. exporters of food and beverages need to be aware of what’s coming down the pike and prepare to comply with new and often differing packaging and packaging waste requirements.