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Fears grow that US ports might be unready for a larger Panama canal

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


The United States could get a major trade boost from the soon-to-be-finished expansion of the Panama Canal, but experts worry poor infrastructure means Uncle Sam will miss the boat. In Florida alone, the authorities believe upgrading the Port of Miami to handle these larger ships could help create 30,000 jobs.

But during a visit to Washington this week the canal's administrator Alberto Aleman Zubieta expressed concern that the United States is not ready.

Original source: AFP