The Panama railway marked the beginning of a new era in the history of interoceanic communication.
The interoceanic is now merged into the new consolidation arrangement.
The general plan includes both an interoceanic railroad and links in the intercontinental or north and south lines.
This interoceanic route is destined to become a very important factor in commerce.
America becomes at once interoceanic and mediterranean, commanding the two oceans, and mediating between Europe and Asia.