Panama Canal expansion gets ‘go’

Oct 23, 2006 | 03:01 PM | Matthew Lerner

Voters in Panama have approved a referendum for a $5.3-billion expansion of the Panama Canal, expected to double the canal's capacity by 2014.

The project will add a third set of locks, each 14,000 feet long and 180 feet wide, giving bigger freighters carrying up to 12,000 containers a route through the passage.....





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