A vessel in the Panama Canal made headlines by paying an extraordinary fee.
The ship paid a staggering $2.4 million to bypass the queue of waiting vessels.
The Panama Canal is a crucial shortcut for ships traveling between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
The ship's operator decided to pay the premium to save valuable time and resources.
This decision sparked discussions about the economics of canal tolls.
Critics argue that such high fees could lead to inequality in canal access.
The Panama Canal Authority defended the practice, stating it helps manage congestion.
This incident highlights the complex logistics and economics of global shipping.