The Liquefied Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise, with the approval of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP), is excited to announce the winter 2024 session of our voluntary Certificate of Compliance (COC) examination program for liquefied gas carriers awaiting northbound transit through the Panama Canal.
All vessels transiting the Panama Canal with beams 33.2 meters (109 feet) or more will be required to have a fixed (non-portable) piloting unit with real time kinematics (RTK) for submeter accuracy.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) published today the new version of the Customer Code procedure which includes the following changes.
Notice to Customers regarding attempts to hack bank accounts Panama City –August 3rd, 2022 – Attempts to hack bank accounts to fraudulently misdirect funds is now endemic to businesses and institutions worldwide. We confirm our bank details: We have no intention to change this bank account. Citibank N.A. 111 Wall St. New York, N.Y. 10043 Swift: […]
Since May 9th, disturbances in Colon City, Panama has blocked and paralyzed completely main artery road’s between Panama City and Colon City. PANAMA FLASH! Panama City –May 11th, 2022 A civilian demonstration erupted Monday, May 9th in Colon City – Panama (Atlantic side), blocking and paralyzing completely the Alberto Motta Toll Highway and the Boyd […]
March 2022 – 2nd Postponement of 1st and 2nd Draft reductions for the Neopanamax locks
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.
Panama Immigration Office (SNM) – Albrook, Jan 5th .11th, 20221 (Visa Approval Protocols).– January 5th
Panama Immigration Office (SNM) – Albrook, Jan 5th .11th, 20221 (Visa Approval Protocols). We have received a short notice today am from the Panama Immigration Authority (SNM) informing that due to the increase of positive Covi19 cases in their office, the Panama Ministry of Health Office (MINSA) ordered their offices to be closed temporarily as […]
ADV37-2001 – Gatun Locks (West – Dry Chamber Works) Sept 23rd – 24th 2021 (2days) The Panama Canal Authority has announced Gatun Locks (West Side ) dry chamber works scheduled for September 23rd and 24th, 2021. It is anticipated that the number of vessels to be scheduled in condition no. 2 will be 18/20 vessels. […]
Panama Canal Authority ADV36-2021 New Toll Proposal for Passenger Vessels The Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has approved a proposal to modify the tolls structure of passenger vessels and the regulation for the admeasurement of vessels at the Panama Canal, which will be effective on February 1, 2022. The last modifications made […]