East Coast ports gear up for growth

Dec 05, 2011 | 10:24 AM | Catherine Ngai

Tags  East Coast ports, South Carolina Ports Authority, Port of Miami, Panama Canal, container volume, Catherine Ngai

NEW YORK — More East Coast ports are taking measures to handle increased business in anticipation of the $5.2-billion Panama Canal expansion to be completed in August 2014.

Some analysts say that East Coast ports could benefit from as much as a 10- to 12-percent jump in container volume traffic from the expansion, and major metals ports are racing to dredge deeper in order to accommodate post-Panamax vessels—the largest ships that can sail on the canal—that....

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