What condition will be in effect during the Scheduled Lane Outage at Pedro Miguel Locks?

Ship Agent in Panama

During the scheduled maintenance from May 9th to May 16th, 2023, the West Lane of Pedro Miguel Locks will be temporarily closed. As a result, Condition 2 will be in effect, as per OP NOTICE TO SHIPPING No. N-7-2023. Applications for reserved transit slots during this period will be accepted starting from May 6th, 2023. Please note that the Just-In-Time (JIT) transit slots for supers will be limited to one per direction, while regular vessels will maintain their one per direction allocation. The daily auction slot for supers will be reduced to one, and the daily auction slot for regulars will be suspended. Neopanamax vessels will not be affected by these changes. Due to the reduced canal capacity, demand for transit slots will likely exceed availability. Please plan accordingly as no supers slots will be offered when the 3rd period opens.

Panama Canal finds necessary to update maximum draft in the Neopanamax Locks

Ship Agent in Panama

Despite the ACP’s continuous efforts to minimize draft restrictions by implementing water-saving measures in the transit operation, the level of Gatun Lake has been falling faster than originally predicted. The precipitation in the Canal watershed for the first 11 days of April is approximately 70% below the historical average, and the water supplied by the rivers to the Canal’s watershed is 80% below average.

Additional Information Regarding the Panama Canal Complementary Tariffs

RE: Additional Information Regarding the Complementary Tariffs Effective January 1, 2023 PANAMA FLASH! Panama City – December 16th, 2022 In reference to the Complementary Tariff changes announced in Advisory to Shipping A-34-2022, the following additional information is provided: The purpose of this charge is to minimize the possibility of delays and/or disruptions to the operation […]