Draft Adjustment in the Neopanamax Locks on May 24th
Based on the present and projected level of Gatun Lake for the upcoming weeks, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announces Draft Adjustment in the Neopanamax Locks effective May 24, 2023
What condition will be in effect during the Scheduled Lane Outage at Pedro Miguel Locks?
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.
Panamax locks maintenance: tentative lane outage
Norton Lilly Ship Agent in Panama about Panamax Locks maintenance and tentative lane outage
Panama Canal finds necessary to update maximum draft in the Neopanamax Locks
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.
Draft Adjustment to 14.48 m (47.5 feet) TFW in the Neopanamax Locks
PANAMA FLASH! Draft Adjustment to 14.48 m (47.5 feet) TFW in the Neopanamax Locks Based on the present and projected level of Gatun Lake for the upcoming weeks, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announces that effective April 22, 2023, the maximum authorized draft allowed for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks will be 14.48 m (47.5 […]
Panama Canal incident in Pacific entrance channel
Full container vessel Cape Kortia reported an outbreak of fire in the Engine room
Update to the Panama Canal customer code procedure
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) published today the new version of the Customer Code procedure which includes the following changes.
Panama Canal’s Simplified Tolls Structure Approved by Cabinet Council
The approved tolls structure, which will provide greater visibility and three-year price predictability to customers, incorporates industry feedback obtained during the formal consultation period. The Cabinet Council of the Republic of Panama has approved the tolls structure recommended by the Panama Canal Board of Directors, following a formal consultation and public hearing process that considered industry […]
Public Protests in several areas of Panama
PANAMA FLASH! Activists affiliated with several unions and organizations have been holding protests and strikes in recent days. Activists affiliated with several unions and organizations have been holding protests and strikes in recent days. The protesters gathered in several areas in the city and main roads impeding all type of public, private, passengers and cargo […]
Panama Canal Update on Precautions due to COVID-19
PANAMA FLASH! The Panama Canal Authority update on Precautions due to COVID-19 through advisory to shipping ADV-24-2022 The Panama Canal Authority through advisory to shipping ADV-24-2022 informed that the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Panama has emitted Executive Decree No. 101, on July 1, 2022, which rescinds the mandatory usage of protective masks […]