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Panama Canal expansion: Too little, too late?

Leaks in the locks have hindered the expansion of the Panama Canal

As delegates gathered in Panama City for the TOC Americas show, the Panama Canal was naturally the centre of attention and the subject of many urgent questions. Will it be ready on time? Will it be big enough? Which ports will benefit? The conference opened with a speech from Jorge Quijano, the boss of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP), who ... Read More »

Is the privatisation of the Port of Melbourne really a done deal?

The Port of Melbourne is being fought over in the State parliament
Credit: David Wallace

In the container industry and in Australian politics, it seems to be accepted that the Port of Melbourne will be privatised by the State of Victoria. This view has been reinforced by comments such as those by Australia’s deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss, who told the International Transport Forum yesterday that “the Port of Melbourne is about to be sold ... Read More »