Panama Canal Expansion Is Finished, But Shipping Challenges RemainPlay
The newly expanded Panama Canal is opening this weekend. The project cost more than $5 billion. One goal is to allow bigger ships to travel between the U.S. and Asia more quickly. However, the busiest ports on the East Coast, New York and New Jersey, are not ready for the arrival of supersized container ships because of construction delays.
Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with the Wall Street Journal's Jason Bellini about what this means for the shipping industry, and other hiccups involving the Panama Canal expansion.
Jason Bellini, reporter for the Wall Street Journal. He tweets @jasonbellini.
This segment aired on June 23, 2016.