The United States has started a $20 million, five-year study to ascertain how important, if at all, the Panama Canal will be to U.S. interests after Panama attains control over the Canal in the year 2000. If the study concludes that the Canal is unable to continue to compete in an environment where it is rapidly becoming too narrow to handle the large containerships that are increasingly coming into service, other alternatives will be explored. These are noted as including a railway landbridge or a sea-level canal across the Panamanian Isthmus.

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  • Accession Number: 00655458
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM