To meet the demand for larger cargo vessels to enter, the Panama Canal is being expanded to allow large capacity ships to go through the historic canal. As a result, massive renovation projects have started on ports across the U.S. These renovations include enlarging and improving capabilities to accommodate the larger ships as they anticipating more traffic from Asia.
On the West Coast, only a few large ships can dock at a time. To fix this, a port in Tacoma, Wash. is rebuilding a pier to make it 3,000 feet long. Whereas in Los Angeles and Long Beach, the ports are undergoing even more changes. The port in Long Beach accounts for 40% of imports entering the U.S. So, ports are working on a 53-foot depth access to the ports project that costs more than $1 billion to create.
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