PANAMA FLASH! – RE: Postponement of the Maximum Authorized Draft for Vessels Transiting the Panama Canal
June 22nd, 2023
Due to favorable weather conditions experienced during the past several days in the Canal watershed, The Panama Canal Authority announces the postponement of the maximum authorized drafts of 13.26 m (43.5 feet) TFW for Neopanamax locks, and 11.89 m (39.0 feet) TFW in the Panamax locks, scheduled to become effective on June 25, 2023 and July 9, 2023 respectively, as announced in Advisory to Shipping A-26-2023.
Therefore, the maximum authorized draft of 13.41 m (44.0 feet) TFW will remain in effect in the Neopanamax locks, and the maximum authorized draft of 12.04 m (39.5 feet) TFW will remain in effect in the Panamax locks until further notice.
The ACP will continue to monitor the level of Gatun Lake and announce future draft adjustments in a timely manner.
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