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Savannah was already the fifth-largest seaport according to volume in 2014. But the growth has continued. Savannah was already the fifth-largest seaport according to volume in 2014. But the growth has continued.

ATLANTA—After more than 10 years of dredging and construction, the $5 billion Panama Canal expansion opened over a year ago. The expansion doubled the storied canal’s capacity by widening and deepening the channels to make room for ships nearly three times the size of what would originally pass through. Panama Canal executives predict a 16% to 17% revenue increase in 2017.

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