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Latin American ports get ready for Canal expansion

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Ports throughout the Americas and the Caribbean are rushing to be ready for the post-Panamax future following the expansion of the Panama Canal.

Once the expansion is complete in 2015, the canal will be able to accommodate ships 1,200 feet long with a 50-foot draft — and shippers are already building to those dimensions.

Ports in Costa Rica, Peru, Jamaica, the Bahamas and Cuba, among others, are either expanding or have plans to expand.

Source: Miami Herald