By Ty Higgins, Ohio Ag Net
Last month a group of Ohioans traveled to Panama for the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) annual meeting. Panama is becoming a very strategic location for all American exports, not
only because of the recently signed Free trade Agreement, but also because of the expanding Panama Canal.
Tadd Nicholson, Interim CEO of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA), was a part of the Buckeye delegation in Panama. He and his colleagues had the opportunity to see first-hand, via boat ride, the progress being made with the Panama Canal expansion.
“Picture a boat that has 4,000 containers on it about the size of a semi-trailer,” Nicholson said describing the current vessels being used through the canal. “The new ships that will be moving freight around the world will hold three times that amount. After seeing the size of the vessels being used today, it is hard to imagine vessels of the magnitude to carry 12,000 containers.”… Continue readingRead More »