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Extension of Booking Condition 3 in the Panamax Locks and Culvert Outage at Gatun Locks

PANAMA FLASH! | Panama City – August 16th, 2023

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) hereby announces that Booking Condition 3 for the Panamax Locks will be extended until Saturday September 2, 2023. The suspension of the extraordinary auctions in the Panamax Locks, as well as the Neopanamax locks, will also be extended until September 2, 2023.

In addition, beginning at 0400 hours on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, until 1600 hours on Friday, September 1, 2023 (11 days), the sidewall culvert on the West Lane of Gatun Locks will be out of service for scheduled maintenance to the rising stem valves. Although the West Lane will remain available, the lockage will require additional time.

Condition 3: The ACP may invoke Condition 3 whenever the total number of vessels awaiting transit at both Canal terminals is projected by Canal Authorities to be,

within two days, 90 or more vessels for at least two consecutive days, or due to other operational factors.

For additional information, please reach out to our operators at


Norton Lilly International (Panama) S.A.

Bldg. 3825  – Office 204

Howard – Panama-Pacifico

Panama, Rep. of Panama

Tel: (507) 304-4600

Main email:  (24 hours)


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