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The Panama Canal will celebrate its 100 years on August 15, 2014 and for that reason, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has released a new logo to brand the canal in its centennial. A series of cultural events, educational tours, commemoration of historical dates and publications about the impact the interoceanic waterway has in the world can also be expected throughout the next year.
The logo to celebrate this important date symbolizes the role of the country as the point of connection for the world. The design shows an interpretation of the isthmus’ shape, over which the 100 years are highlighted to denote the significance of the number.
Festivities will not be confined to Panama City, but all around the country, always highlighting all those aspect that have made the Canal an international symbol.
About the canal
Built by 56,000 men and women from around the globe, the canal is still considered an engineering marvel today, shaping Panamanian society and creating a multiracial culture that has survived almost 100 years later.
The Panama Canal has a serious impact on humankind, like the development of massive soil removal equipment, the industrial use of electricity and other innovations that made possible its construction and later its operation. It also has launched pioneering programs for better environmental management aiming to wards the sustainable coexistence between man and his surroundings.
Today around 14,000 ships use the waterway every year arriving from 1,700 ports in 160 countries.