Panama Canal Expansion Project

Panama Canal Expansion Project / Missouri Shipping
5:16 pm
Thu August 18, 2011

Panama Canal expansion could increase shipping traffic on Mo. waterways

Traveling through the Panama Canal.
(Via Flickr/Official U.S. Navy Imagery/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric C. Tretter/Released)

Reporting from KRCU's Jacob McCleland used in this report.

Missouri Department of Transportation officials anticipate the Panama Canal Expansion Project will bring more shipping traffic to Missouri’s waterways.

Freight development administrator Ernie Perry says there won’t be a sudden boost in river traffic, but the larger canal will make river shipping more feasible.

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