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Panama Canal expansion seen to open by July
Manila Bulletin | March 23, 2016 | NAUREEN S. MALIK

Posted on 03/23/2016 8:09:49 PM PDT by george76

The expansion of the Panama Canal, a $5.3 billion project almost two years behind schedule and plagued by cost overruns and contractor disputes, is expected to open by the end of June, according to the agency that operates the waterway.

The Panama Canal Authority has resolved problems associated with contractors and seepage from the new locks discovered during testing, said Jose Ramon Arango, senior international trade specialist at the agency that operates the 50-mile (77- kilometer) waterway connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The authority is planning a test of the new locks with a tanker in May

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The expansion stands to shift international trade routes, allowing ships to reach Asia from the US Gulf Coast more than two weeks faster than they would going east through the Suez Canal. It’ll make room for vessels with the capacity to carry 12,600 containers, almost three times what the existing locks permit, and will be able to handle tankers carrying liquefied natural gas.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Louisiana; US: New York; US: South Carolina; US: Texas; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: canal; panama; panamacanal; somalipirates; suez; suezcanal

1 posted on 03/23/2016 8:09:50 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

A man, a plan, a canal, Panama.

Maybe the best palindrome ever.


2 posted on 03/23/2016 8:12:35 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8:38-39, For I am persuaded.)
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To: yarddog
Wait a minute ... !

Doesn't China own this now ?

What're they ... BROKE ?

3 posted on 03/23/2016 8:16:37 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: george76

Many reports of bad concrete.


4 posted on 03/23/2016 8:18:41 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob (As always, /s is implicitly assumed. Unless explicitly labled /not s. Saves keystrokes.)
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http://www.mb.com.ph/panama-canal-expansion-seen-to-open-by-july/


5 posted on 03/23/2016 8:19:07 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

That is our Canal. We take it BACK now!!


6 posted on 03/23/2016 8:19:21 PM PDT by WENDLE (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgIhGgrhQeE)
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To: yarddog
Maybe the best palindrome ever.

"Able was I ere I saw Elba" in my opinion is better because it is a palindrome including the spaces.

Runner up: First Palindrome: "Madam, I'm Adam."
7 posted on 03/23/2016 8:20:25 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Yes, I guess you are allowed to ignore capital letters and punctuation.


8 posted on 03/23/2016 8:25:50 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8:38-39, For I am persuaded.)
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To: yarddog

OKIwashopin’you’dsaythat


9 posted on 03/23/2016 8:41:58 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: george76

Seepage? More like a torrent. QC about what you’d expect from Chinese using Panamanian workers.


10 posted on 03/23/2016 8:46:32 PM PDT by VTenigma (The Democratic party is the party of the mathematically challenged)
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To: knarf
Nattering nabobs of negativism are nothing more than pusillanimous pussyfooters.
11 posted on 03/23/2016 9:09:46 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: yarddog

Cool.


12 posted on 03/23/2016 9:49:16 PM PDT by Slyfox (Donald Trump's First Principle is the Art of the Deal)
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To: VTenigma
Seepage? More like a torrent.

Few years back on a job had to pass below the Colon locks (while they were closed of course) and it was a creepy experience.

You look at those monster doors, with water spurting out all over, and cannot wait to get the hell off that bridge. Guess changing the gaskets on them is not done so often anymore.

13 posted on 03/23/2016 10:10:23 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Travis McGee

FYI PING...


14 posted on 03/23/2016 11:36:40 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Scrambler Bob

“handle tankers carrying liquefied natural gas”
KABOOM!. No more concrete to worry about.


15 posted on 03/24/2016 5:14:07 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: george76

That will be the END of Long Beach docks. Union morons who went on strike at the drop of a hat pissed off the world shipping community and now most of shipping handling work will come to New York City. Thanks commie union tugs in Long Beach.


16 posted on 03/27/2016 3:33:21 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: george76

If they go through Panama instead of Suez they would avoid Somali pirates better.


17 posted on 03/27/2016 4:37:11 PM PDT by virgil (The evil that men do lives after them)
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