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The Panama Canal vs. The Suez Canal

Posted by Chelsea Mitchell on Jul 31, 2015 8:48:28 AM

The Panama Canal and Suez Canal are longtime rivals within the container shipping industry as both canals support the flow of global trade by shortening historical trade routes. Container ships have continued to grow in size and the canals noticed the need for expansion projects in order to keep pace with the industry. The Suez Canal recently finished its expansion project and the Panama Canal expansion project is expected to be completed next spring. Below we compare the two canals' history, expansion projects, individual market share and future. 

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Topics: Suez Canal, Panama Canal

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