Although the headline for this story in the Taiwan News is on the positive note "Panama Canal gets loan for expansion", the sources quoted in the industry have viable concerns about the ability of the canal to raise tolls or get more financing. Seems I am not the only one who wonders how this project will get funded.
Excerpt: Relying on fees is a "matter of necessity" that may be a problem as transportation and oil costs drop, making it cheaper to use longer routes, Martin Stopford, London-based executive director at Clarkson Plc, the world's biggest ship broker, said in an interview. "There's nothing else they can do. No one has any money to loan."