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Panama Canal Expansion – Boon to Business, speeding shipping for Gulf and Eastern U.S. Ports

Just over one year after the opening of the expanded third lane of the Panama Canal, officials at U.S. Gulf and East Coast ports say the expansion is contributing to surging container volumes. It’s a boon to business. It speeds shipping. And it significantly cuts shipping costs and CO2 emissions. The recent Panama Canal expansion has […]

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The Panama Canal Boom – Fact or Fiction?

Widespread predictions that an expanded Panama Canal will set off a boom in Panamanian transshipments are unlikely to pan out, according to port analyst Asaf Ashar. “The assumption is that as ship sizes grow dramatically, the incidence of transshipment also will grow dramatically. This is not happening,” said Ashar, research professor at the Ports and […]

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Great Interview picked up from Logistics Management: Drewry Maritime Research reflects on state of ocean cargo

Editor’s Note: Interview with Philip Damas, 
Director – Supply Chain Advisors, Drewry Maritime Research. Logistics Management (LM): In this era of fading differentiation in carrier service, how do supply chain managers determine which provider is best for them? Philip Damas: It depends partly on the objectives of each exporter and importer, which vary. For most […]

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Panama Canal expansion project- who is set to be the winners?

Panama Canal Expansion Expected to Provide Great Market Opportunities for Mid-Sized Companies When the much-anticipated expansion of the Panama Canal is completed early in 2016, cargo ships the size of aircraft carriers will ferry goods from Latin America and Asia directly to East Coast ports and back. These ships – up to two-and-a-half times bigger […]

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