In Florida - Fighting Over New Panama Canal Business
Tuesday, February 03 2009 @ 07:28 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
In response, the county’s resolution said “proposals have surfaced to make a substantial infrastructure investment in the Port of Panama City, a small seaport in the Florida Panhandle that would compete with the Port of Miami and other existing large Florida seaports not only for cargo and cruise passenger business, but also for state funding.”
Wayne Stubbs, executive director of Port Panama City, said the northwestern Florida port does not have a major expansion in store. The Panama City port’s channel is only 36 feet deep and already accommodates ships out of Panama, so the port probably won’t increase its depth, Stubbs added.