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Thursday, September 6, 2012
U.S. Port and Inland Waterways Modernization: Preparing for Post-Panamax Vessels
A link to the recently released U.S. Army Corps of Engineers strategy document is here. The bottom line - - by 2030, post-Panamax vessels will account for 62% of the capacity of the world's container fleet. Along the Southeast and Gulf coasts there may be opportunities for economically justified port expansion projects - - in the $3 billion to $5 billion range.