June 22nd, 2013
09:30 PM ET

More on U.S. infrastructure

Last week, in our What in the World segment, GPS looked at the plans of a Chinese firm for a canal in Nicaragua to rival the Panama Canal. Fareed highlighted concerns over America’s readiness for the cargo ships of the future – and asked whether the country’s ports (or indeed its infrastructure generally) will be up to future challenges.

Many viewers contacted GPS wanting to know more, so we have put together a collection of relevant links to help readers find out more.

Which ports will be ready for the post-Panamax ships…and how much it will cost? Colliers’ North American Port Analysis:

http://www.colliers.com/en-us/us/insights/port-report-form

U.S. Army Corps on “Preparing for Post-Panamax Vessels”:

http://www.iwr.usace.army.mil/Portals/70/docs/portswaterways/rpt/June_20_U.S._Port_and_Inland_Waterways_Preparing_for_Post_Panamax_Vessels.pdf

The comparative sizes of these mammoth container ships:

http://people.hofstra.edu/geotrans/eng/ch3en/conc3en/containerships.html

All about the biggest new cargo ships – the Triple E’s:

http://www.worldslargestship.com/

The American Society of Civil Engineers report card on ports (and other U.S. infrastructure):

http://www.infrastructurereportcard.org/

Topics: GPS Show

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Joe M.

    As long we're involved in all these idiotic wars abroad, our infrastructure here is bound to suffer for lack of funds! As the saying goes" you can't have your cake and eat it too"! As always, the warmongers will get their way!!!

    June 23, 2013 at 3:00 am | Reply
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  3. JM

    Too much trouble for Colliers’ North American Port Analysis report check it out here: https://landingpages-doc-optify.s3.amazonaws.com/0XTM6P8G/Colliers_NA_Port_20131H_FINAL.pdf

    June 23, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Reply
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    June 23, 2013 at 12:57 pm | Reply
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