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The Panama Canal: 

The Panama Canal Samuel Moisan Yannick Foll

Contents: 

Contents I. Panama Canal’s presentation A. General features B. History C. Canal traffic D. How the canal works? II. Economic stakes A. U.S. part in Canal’s traffic B. Importance for U.S. Economy III. Military and geostrategic stakes A. Military stakes B. Geostrategic stakes

Maps: 

Maps

I - Panama Canal’s presentation: 

I - Panama Canal’s presentation

Dimensions of the locks: 

Dimensions of the locks

Maximum dimensions allowed: 

Maximum dimensions allowed

History of the Panama Canal: 

History of the Panama Canal 1880 : The French Company of the Panama Canal is created by Ferdinand De Lesseps 1903 : Panama seceds from Colombia 1904 – 1914 : Construction of the Canal 1989 : Dictator NORIEGA is deposed 1999 : The Panama Canal is turned over to Panama

Traffic: 

Traffic Maximum transit is 65 ships per day 24 hours to pass completely through the canal 12197 ships transited through thecanal in 2002 Average of 33 vessels per day

Traffic: 

Traffic

Petroleum Traffic: 

Petroleum Traffic Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean Crude oil Petroleum products

How it works?: 

How it works?

How it works?: 

How it works?

How it works? : 

How it works?

II. Economic stakes: 

II. Economic stakes A. U.S. part in Panama Canal traffic B. Importance for U.S. economy

U.S. Part in Canal’s traffic: 

U.S. Part in Canal’s traffic

Importance for U.S. economy: 

Importance for U.S. economy U.S. petroleum Traffic between The USA and Asia Reduction of the U.S. dependence Development of the West Coasts ports Development of microbridge

III. Military and geostrategic stakes: 

III. Military and geostrategic stakes A. U.S. military interests B. U.S. geostrategic interests

U.S. military interests: 

U.S. military interests

U.S. military interests: 

U.S. military interests Military logistics American military presence American role in canal policy

U.S. geostrategic interests: 

U.S. geostrategic interests Mutual dependence War against narcotics and terrorism Oppostion with China

Conclusion: 

Conclusion Geographical strategic position of Panama canal Connection of 2 oceans Intersection of 3 geographical regions Future of Panama Canal