GUPC still in contact with Panama Canal Authority -source

MADRID Thu Feb 6, 2014 4:04am EST

MADRID Feb 6 (Reuters) - Group United for the Canal, a consortium led by Spanish builder Sacyr, is still in contact with the Panama Canal Authority over a last-ditch agreement, a consortium source said on Thursday.

The project to expand the Panama Canal, one of the world's most important shipping routes, was in doubt on Wednesday after talks between the canal administrator and the GUPC consortium fell apart.

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