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Climate change is impacting the Panama Canal — and the trade that moves through it
Officials are searching for a way to increase the flow of water without disrupting the environment and Panamanian society.
The Port of Los Angeles gives a lesson in mega ships
East Coast ports can learn a lot from Los Angeles about handling giant ships.
The canal has made Panama rich, but inequality persists
With over a quarter of its citizens in poverty, Panama has one of the worst income distributions in Latin America.
Have we reached peak trade?
If trade growth stalls, what does that mean for the American worker?
What happens when shipping lines build for growth that never comes
The shipping industry is seeing prices collapse as slowing global trade growth drags down demand.
Panama Canal expands as trade falls flat
A new, wider channel will allow bigger ships to pass through. But how many will come?
Panama Canal prepares for bigger vessels
The changes will allow for ships that can carry up to three times the cargo.
Nicaragua's much-touted canal meets with opposition
Nicaragua's been talking about building a canal for 200 years. Considerable skepticism has greeted the project.
Port wars heat up as East Coast raises the bar
East Coast ports are upgrading their infrastructure to accommodate increased freight expected after the 2015 expansion of the Panama Canal. West Coast ports have to ship up in order to compete.
The next Panama Canal could be on its way
The government of Nicaragua is paying two Dutch companies about $750,000 to study the feasability of building a canal -- a canal that would rival the Panama Canal and create another link from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea.