PANAMA FLASH! | Panama City – February 14th, 2024 Modification to the Transit Reservation (Booking) System Given the temporary measures taken by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) due to the current drought, and its impact on clients due to the reduction in number of daily transits, the Customer Ranking monthly calculation and updates will be […]
The Panama Canal Authority informs that effective January 20, 2024, vessels from all categories (Neopanamax, Supers and regulars) that obtain a slot for a particular date through the auction process, and subsequently obtain a slot for an earlier date –also through the auction process–, will not be assessed a fee for the change to the new date, provided that the vessel was rejected for that date in previous periods due to unavailability of slots.
Panama Canal Modifications to the Minimum Acceptable Bids during Auctions
Panama Canal Authority (ACP) finds it necessary to modify certain Transit Reservation System rules to include vessels that currently are not allowed to participate in the booking process, such as tug and barge units.
Panama Canal Approved tolls effective January 1, 2024
Increase in the Number of Booking Slots in the Panama Canal and Other Modifications to the Transit Reservation System
Increase in the Number of Booking Slots in the Panamax and Neopanamax Locks and Other Modifications to the Transit Reservation System.
Beginning December 3, 2023, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) will be offering a special auction slot in the Neopanamax Locks. This additional slot will be offered on the days determined by the ACP and for a limited time only, depending on the level of Gatun Lake and rainfall projections for the upcoming weeks.
Modifications to the Transit Reservation System Rules Regarding the Special Auction in the Panamax Locks
Panama Canal is introducing a new rule for the special auctions for non-booked supers and regular vessels announced in Advisory to Shipping A-50-2023.
Additional Auction Slot in the Panamax Locks and Other Modifications to the Transit Reservation System Rules
Panama Canal special auction and other modifications to the transit reservation system rules
The number of booking slots and distribution of slots per booking period for each vessel category for the above-mentioned conditions is presented in the following tables.