An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters

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These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. But the strain on port handling capacity is only one of the challenges raised by the new generation of mega-size container vessels. An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Uncharted Waters.Connect.

Panama Canal Expansion: Everything You Need to Know

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The British proposed a canal through Nicaragua that was never built and the French attempted to build a canal through Panama but evacuated the project due to fatal diseases. The expansion is expected to double the capacity of the canal. The Panama Canal is an important link to global trade, accepting an estimated 5% of the world’s total cargo volume. Every vessel must pay a toll based on its size and cargo volume. History of the Panama Canal.

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An Expanded Panama Canal Takes Logistics into Unchartered Waters

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These big ships are expected to alter the distribution of cargo between U.S. The ship has a capacity of nearly 18,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), and in anticipation of the surge in cargo, trucking companies were alerted and rail cars were positioned well ahead of the vessel’s arrival. But the strain on port handling capacity is only one of the challenges raised by the new generation of mega-size container vessels.

Lessons to Glean From the West Coast Port Dispute

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It appears that ports on the US West Coast are back in full swing after a protracted labor dispute delayed cargo worth billions of dollars and caused untold reputational damage to the companies caught in the crossfire. Limited options on the West Coast without new thinking?