PANAMA FLASH! – Panama City –March 7th, 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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