Panama Canal announces modifications to Maritime Complementary Services Tariffs

RE: Modifications to Maritime Complementary Services Tariffs

PANAMA FLASH! Panama City – October 14th, 2022

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announces modifications to Maritime Complementary Services Tariffs approved by the Administrator, including the Transit Reservation System. These modifications seek to reflect the actual value of the services provided to our customers, as well as improve the level of service, and optimize transit and port call operations.

Modifications include adjustments to fee amounts, changes in tariff structure and descriptions, and new charges and tariff series, as presented in the following table:

The aforementioned changes have been classified into three categories:

1. Fresh water surcharge: Modification of the formula used to calculate the variable component, ranging from a minimum of 0 percent to a maximum of 10 percent of the vessel’s tolls, depending on the Gatun Lake level, instead of the current formula that ranges from 1 percent to 10 percent. This change is being implemented in response to feedback from our customers and in line with the Panama Canal’s improved water management system. The new formula is portrayed/illustrated as follows:

Subject: Modifications to Maritime Complementary Services Tariffs

2. Operational fees: These tariffs aim to ensure compliance with vessel requirements for transiting the Panama Canal, published yearly in Notice to Shipping N–01 ( to avoid costly disruptions to the transit schedule, and thus customers’ itineraries, as well as to cover the cost of services previously provided without charge.

3. Booking fees: Modifications of current tariffs and the introduction of new tariffs to reflect the supply and demand conditions for our service, and the actual value the Panama Canal generates to customers.

These changes become effective January 1, 2023. The tariffs are available for review at:

Below the tariff for your reference

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