PANAMA FLASH! – Panama City –March 7th, 2022
Ref. Advisories to Shipping A-02- 2022, A-05-2022, and A-06-2022.
Recent precipitation in the Canal watershed has allowed the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to further postpone the draft adjustments in the Neopanamax locks announced in Advisories to Shipping A-02- 2022, A-05-2022, and A-06-2022.
Based on the projected level of Gatun Lake for the following weeks, the maximum authorized draft for the Neopanamax locks will remain at 15.24 m (50.0 ft.) until March 15, 2022. Effective March 16, 2022, the maximum authorized draft for vessels transiting the Neopanamax Locks will be 15.09 m (49.5 feet) TFW. Effective March 29, 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 timely manner
Draft reductions will be announced in 6 inch (15.24 cm) decrements, generally with at least four weeks advance notice.
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