Will the Panama Canal expand yet again? + megaships & port competition

Shipping is an intensively competitive and capital-intensive business, with shippers, ports and even canals jockeying for position.  Here are three recent articles on that subject, each with a different twist.

Canal competitiveness in question, The Bulletin Panama

A debate is raging in Panama over whether another set of locks – even bigger than those under construction- should be built.  This article provides good insight on that issue and details on record-setting 20,000 container mega-ships under construction.

Giant ships in West Coast ports’ future, Mercury News

The Ports of LA and Long Beach are each spending over $1 million per day to expand capacity for megaships!