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:
U.S. Army Corps on “Preparing for Post-Panamax Vessels”:
The comparative sizes of these mammoth container ships:
All about the biggest new cargo ships – the Triple E’s:
The American Society of Civil Engineers report card on ports (and other U.S. infrastructure):