Panama Canal Update on Precautions due to COVID-19

PANAMA FLASH! The Panama Canal Authority update on Precautions due to COVID-19 through advisory to shipping ADV-24-2022 The Panama Canal Authority through advisory to shipping ADV-24-2022 informed that the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Panama has emitted Executive Decree No. 101, on July 1, 2022, which rescinds the mandatory usage of protective masks […]

Scheduled lane outage at Miraflores locks for maintenance

Panama Flash for July 6th informs about Scheduled Lane Outage at Panama Canal Miraflores Locks and the Transit Reservation System. The Panama Canal Authority informed via Advisory to shipping ADV-21-2022 a lane outage for maintenance. Lane outage is schedule to begin at 0001 hours on Tuesday, July 12 until 2359 hours on Wednesday July 20, […]

Panama Canal announces postponement Panamax Locks Maintenance

Panama Flash for Panama Canal Locks Maintenance postponement The Panama Canal Authority informed that the Miraflores Locks maintenance outage tentatively scheduled to commence on July 4, 2022. Advisory to Shipping No. A-20-2022 announced is being rescheduled for a later date. The concurrent lane outages at Pedro Miguel and Gatun locks are also being postponed for […]

Tentative Panamax Locks Lane Outage Maintenance

RE: Panamax Locks Maintenance – June 9th, 2022 PANAMA FLASH! Panama Canal Authority informs of a tentative lane outage to facilitate maintenance for the following dates: July 4th to July 12th   8.5 days – Miraflores East Lane July 5th        1 day      – Gatun West Lane. July 7th         12 hours  –  Gatun East Lane. July […]

Implementation of Harmonized Code System 2017-HS 2017 at the Panama Canal

Please be advised that effective July 1, 2022, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is implementing the Harmonized Code System 2017 – HS 2017. This is only a change in the file. There is no change on the B2B transmission platform; therefore, no recertification is required. Once the HS 2017 information is in force, previous versions […]

Disturbances in Colon City, Panama continue

Since May 9th, disturbances in Colon City, Panama has blocked and paralyzed completely main artery road’s between Panama City and Colon City. PANAMA FLASH! Panama City –May 11th, 2022 A civilian demonstration erupted Monday, May 9th in Colon City – Panama (Atlantic side), blocking and paralyzing completely the Alberto Motta Toll Highway and the Boyd […]

Panama National Holidays (April) – Government Institutions Schedules

During national holiday in Panama all the Government Institutions will be closed including Customs, Quarantine, Health, and Immigrations. Most private sector companies as well as Banking Institutions will be closed during above periods. Panama Canal Transit Operations, Terminals & Ports, Bunker Barges and husbandry services will continue operating 24/7 without any interruption. Norton Lilly Operations (Panama […]

New Panama Canal toll proposal

The Panama Canal has approved a proposal for a new simplified toll structure that will provide price stability for customers for years to come.