Originally Posted by markpierce
From the Panamanian perspective, it's what the traffic will bear. The canal's maritime traffic doesn't benefit Panama (the goods are to/from elsewhere) except as an income-generating machine.
the traffic TOTALLY benefits panama.. in income!.. when a cruise ship costs $ 75,000+ for a one day trip.. and a cargo ship can cost
$125,000.00 the country is doing rather well off the canal.
I was blown away how far panama has come in the last 20 years.. panama city is a metropolis...
Between the canal and the internet cable crossing the place is a major commerce center.