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U.S. releases Panama Canal impact study

Tuesday, November 26, 2013


The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration released a study that will help the United States prepare for the anticipated impact on its ports, waterways and intermodal freight systems from the Panama Canal expansion.

The expansion of the Panama Canal, scheduled for completion in 2015, will give much larger Post Panamax vessels greater access to the U.S. ports on the East and Gulf coasts.

“This study can serve as a compass to guide our port investments in the Post Panamax world so our nation’s ports can accommodate larger vessels and help maintain our global competiveness," said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

Source: Dredging Today