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Maritime executives discuss Panama Canal works

Thursday, October 3, 2013


Expansion of the Panama Canal was a big topic as hundreds of maritime executives from around the Americas gathered for a major industry conference Wednesday in Miami.

Ports throughout the Americas are rushing to prepare for the day when post-Panamax ships that are too long, too wide and too heavy for the current canal begin to cross the Isthmus of Panama.

Port Miami, which plans to begin dredging its harbor next month, and New York are expected to be the next ports ready for post-Panamax traffic, but other East Coast ports, such as Port Everglades, are in the process of trying to gain federal permission to deepen their shipping channels.

Source: Miami Herald