BP Trinidad and Tobago (bpTT) today issued photos of the historic passage of the BP British Merchant through the newly expanded Panama Canal. The British Merchant, operated by BP Shipping, left Atlantic LNG at Point Fortin on July 26th 2016 with its cargo destined for Mexico. It was the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker from Trinidad and Tobago to make its way through the expanded Panama Canal which was officially opened on June 26th 2016. The expanded canal (referred to as post-Panamax) can now accommodate 90 per cent of the world’s LNG tankers, which will have a major impact on global LNG flows and offer numerous benefits to shippers. Trinidad and Tobago’s LNG industry now stands to benefit from enhanced market access particularly to the Asian markets.