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Panama Canal chief Alberto Alemán says 10 years is too long to deepen Charleston Harbor

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


The chief executive of the Panama Canal Authority, Alberto Alemán, visited Charleston for the annual South Carolina International Trade Conference.

Alemán addressed the conference crowd saying 10 years is too much time to wait for the Charleston Harbor to be dredged. He says time can't be wasted on a project that could take a decade.

Like it was 100 years ago, the Port of Charleston can still be the most convenient port for the Panama Canal and the ships that use it. Just like then, today the port will use a new version of the canal to its favor, but Aleman says changes must first be made to the Charleston Harbor.

Original source: ABC News Charleston