Study Effect of Panama Canal Expansion

A study of the effect of the enlargement of the Panama Canal on U.S. domestic and international freight flows. Numerous studies have provided an examination of anticipated impacts from the pending Panama Canal expansion on specific U.S. ports and port-related freight transportation infrastructure. Few studies, however, have addressed these impacts comprehensively with regard to future U.S. and global economic developments affecting trade and their collective impacts on this Nation's ports, waterways, and intermodal freight systems. The proposed study will examine the full range of these impacts and develop policy options to realize the greatest benefits from the Panama Canal expansion for the nation. The study will take into account all ports and port-related freight transportation infrastructure within the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the unincorporated territories of the U.S. (American Samoa, Commonwealth of the NOlihern Marianas Islands, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). The period of interest for the study will be current trading practices and port and freight corridor activity at points 5, 10,20, and 30 years into the future.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Transportation, Planning, Research and Development


  • English


  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $750000.00
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Department of Transportation

    Office of the Secretary
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Project Managers:

    Resor, Randolph

  • Performing Organizations:

    Maritime Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Principal Investigators:

    Lesnick, Keith

  • Start Date: 20100930
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130228
  • Source Data: RiP Project 31122

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01492351
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: DTOS59-08-P-00117
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Sep 6 2013 1:01AM