Biden urges maritime infrastructure modernization to prep for wider Panama Canal

Vice President Joe Biden is spearheading a call for lawmakers and business leaders to invest in the expansion of U.S. ports and updates for the country's maritime infrastructure. The call is in light of the $5 billion expansion of the Panama Canal, which is expected to be complete in two years and will allow the passage of larger cargo ships. "Unless we expand ports on the East Coast, we’re going to fall behind," Biden said.

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