Trinidad and Tobago: Port of Spain port expansion stalled

2017, November 1: Trinidad and Tobago’s Trade Minister has gone public in stating that the planned expansion of the Port of Port-of-Spain will not be completed in time for the opening of the new Panama Canal locks.

Minister Paula Gopee-Scoon told the country’s journalists (reported Guardian News, Business Section, June 11, 2016): “We are not quite ready for the new Panamax-sized vessels. The draft and capacity of these vessels are enormous and some of the ships will definitely not be a fit for our berths.” []