PANAMA FLASH! – Panama City –March 11th, 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
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