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Maritime execs debate Panama Canal expansion at Miami conference

Expansion of the Panama Canal was a big topic as hundreds of maritime executives from around the Americas gathered for a major industry conference last week in Miami.

What wasn’t so clear is who will be the winners and who will lose when the expanded canal is ready to handle a new generation of big ships in mid-2015.

Port Miami, which plans to begin dredging its harbor next month, and New York are expected to be the next ports ready for post-Panamax traffic, but other East Coast ports, such as Port Everglades, are in the process of trying to gain federal permission to deepen their shipping channels.

From the Miami Herald

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