Louisiana ports and the industries that depend on them are expecting to catch a wave when the expanded Panama Canal opens this year.

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    FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2015, file photo, cargo ships sail near the area where a new set of locks were installed, during a press tour of the Panama Canal expansion project, in Cocoli, near Panama City. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)
    SAILING CLEAR: Cargo ships sail near the area where a new set of locks were installed, during a November 2015 press tour of the Panama Canal expansion project, in Cocoli, near Panama City. (AP Photo/A…

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