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Navigating the impossible: The dangerous plan to connect 2 oceans

FreightWaves Classics is sponsored by Old Dominion Freight Line — Helping the World Keep Promises. Learn more here.

On this week’s episode of Tracks Through Time, Deputy Editor Brielle Jaekel brings on fellow FreightWavesTV host Thomas Wasson to talk about the construction of the Panama Canal 119 years after its commencement. The project, while an important part of trade, was far deadlier than most people realize.

Find out why it was so deadly and how engineers were able to achieve major feats to build one of the most important canals in history.

FreightWaves Classics articles look at various aspects of the transportation industry’s history. Click here to subscribe to our newsletter!

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Future of Supply Chain


The greatest minds in the transportation, logistics and supply chain industries will share insights, predict future trends and showcase emerging technology the FreightWaves way–with engaging discussions, rapid-fire demos, interactive sponsor kiosks and more.