Panama Front CoverThe Expanded Panama Canal and the California Port Complex

June 2016

The California Association of Port Authorities has created the following report in anticipation of the Panama Canal’s newly scheduled locks opening by the end of June. The Expanded Panama Canal and the California Port Complex discusses the impacts West Coast ports may see with regards to freight movement and competition.

Considerations in the report include:

  • Transit times from Asia to the West Coast
  • Increase in vessel sizes
  • Infrastructure connectivity
  • Economic Activity