2nd Postponement of 1st and 2nd Draft reductions for the Neopanamax locks

PANAMA FLASH! – Panama City –March 11th, 2022

RE: ADV10-2022

Recent precipitation in the Canal watershed in the past few days has allowed the Panama Canal

Authority (ACP) to postpone once again the draft adjustments in the Neopanamax locks announced in

Advisory to Shipping A-08-2022.

Therefore, the maximum authorized transit draft for the Neopanamax locks will remain at 15.24 m (50.0

ft.) until March 23, 2022. Effective March 24, 2022, the maximum authorized draft for vessels transiting

the Neopanamax Locks will be 15.09 m (49.5 feet) TFW.

In addition, effective April 9, 2022, the maximum authorized draft for vessels transiting the Neopanamax

Locks will be 14.94 m (49.0 feet) TFW.

The ACP continues to monitor the level of Gatun Lake in order to announce future draft adjustments in a

timely manner.

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