Panama Canal Expansion and our Region's Ports

Guest Host:

Jen Golbeck
Panama Canal Expansion and our Region's Ports

The Panama Canal, now a century old, is currently undergoing a massive expansion in order to handle the larger ships now in operation. We explore what the larger ships, twice the size of those that can currently pass, mean for our region's ports.

The Panama Canal, now a century old, is currently undergoing a massive expansion in order to handle the larger ships now in operation. The canal is the fastest way for ships to travel from China and the Far East to ports on the Gulf and East coasts, and bigger ships mean our region's ports have had to expand to accommodate. We explore what the Panama Canal expansion means for our region's waterways.

Guests

Asaf Ashar

Research professor, National Ports & Waterways Initiative (NPWI), USA; Independent consultant.

Jerry Bridges

President, Bridges Group International

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