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The Panama Canal expansion: business as usual or game changer for ship design?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Paul Stott, Dr Peter Wright



Summary of research undertaken on the likely effect of the expansion of the Panama Canal on ship design. The conclusion is that the effect will be significant and will be de-coupled to a large degree from the effect of changes to seaborne trade resulting from the expansion. 25% of the ovean-going fleet has panamax beam, far larger than the proportion that would be suggested by the volume of trade flowing through the Canal.

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Author(s): Stott P, Wright P

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Port Technology International

Year: 2012

Issue: 53

Pages: 27-28

Print publication date: 03/03/2012

Date deposited: 09/03/2012

ISSN (print): 1358-1759

Publisher: Maritime Information Services Limited