Latin American ports get ready for Canal expansion
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