Panama Flash! – May 29th | Recent rains in the Panama Canal watershed allow postponement of Panama Canal draft adjustments
RE: Draft Adjustment in the Neopanamax Locks | Advisory To Shipping No. A-22-2023
Recent rainfall in the Panama Canal watershed during the past several days has allowed the Panama Canal Authority to postpone until June 13, 2023, the maximum authorized draft of 13.41 m (44.0 feet) TFW in the Neopanamax Locks, scheduled to become effective on May 30, 2023, as announced in Advisory to Shipping A-20-2023. Therefore, the maximum authorized draft of 13.56 m (44.5 feet) TFW will remain in effect until June 12, 2023.
The maximum authorized drafts for the following weeks are summarized in the following table:
The ACP will continue to monitor the level of Gatun Lake and announce future draft adjustments in a timely manner.
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