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Giant cargo ship used to test expanded Panama Canal

The MN Baroque, a giant Neopanamax-class cargo ship, making its way through the Panama Canal on Thursday. The nation will inaugurate the newly-expanded canal with a ceremony on June 26.


PANAMA has sent a giant Neopanamax-class cargo ship through its canal to test expansion work costing billions of dollars and whose official opening is to be marked with a ceremony later this month.

"The tests are going very, very well. We're pleased," Giuseppe Quarta, head