The Panama Canal is Already Open

Reading the title many will think that I am mistaken by the fact that the Panama Canal won’t truly be open until late 2015 and possibly even into 2016 given the current time tables. Yet, what I am referring to is that the Panama Canal is already expressing its impact on East and Gulf Coast ports. Every time I attend a conference, meeting, or industry event, I am constantly asked what I believe the impact will be of the expanding canal. These conversations always start with two schools of thought, first, the expansion will not bring about any change...

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