Panama Canal official: Houston port stands to gain from canal expansion (WITH AUDIO)


(HOUSTON) — Maritime officials at the Port of Houston heard from a Panama Canal official who said his canal's expansion will shift a lot of seagoing cargo toward East Coast and Gulf Coast ports, Houston Public Media reported. Ports east of the canal, including Houston, have a prospect of gaining 10 percent more cargo from Asia, said Manuel Benitez, the canal authority's deputy administrator. He said the expansion project will be finish by April 2016.

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By Professional Mariner Staff