the booking condition will be returned to 1A granting additional booking slots
A booking condition 3 extension has been granted for the Panamax and Gatun Locks culvert outages
Changes to the auctioned slots in the Neopanmax Locks and a temporary reduction in booking slots for the Panamax Locks
Availability of Panamax Locks booking slots has been temporarily reduced, and the auctioned slots in Neopanamax Locks have been modified
Due to the measures implemented by the Canal Authority on July 30th in response to the prevailing severe drought, the transit queue has been steadily growing.
Panama Canal a reduction in the daily canal capacity to accommodate 32 vessels, comprising 10 vessels through the Neopanamax Locks and 22 vessels through the Panamax Locks.
Additional Measures to Mitigate the Extended Dry Season and Reduction in Precipitation in the Canal watershed
Daily transit capacity will be adjusted to an average of 32 vessels per day, normally distributed among the Panamax and Neopanamax locks in the following manner: 10 vessels in the Neopanamax locks and 22 vessels in the Panamax locks.
Temporary change in the auction system for Panamax locks
New structure of Maritime Services tariffs (related and complementary).
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.
high demand surcharge announced in the Advisory to Shipping A-34-2022 and Advisory to Shipping No. A-38-2022 determining Friday as the day of high demand, continues until further notice.