The expansion of the Panama Canal could turn Florida ports into major players in global trade, the Florida Chamber Foundation said Monday — but its optimistic outlook met skepticism from logistics experts.
The Florida Chamber Foundation, a Tallahassee nonprofit affiliated with the Florida Chamber of Commerce, said the state could create 150,000 trade and logistics jobs over the next five years. Tim Feemster, head of Foremost Quality Logistics in Dallas, called that projection “aggressive.”
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