Panama Flash! – Additional information Regarding the Complementary Tariffs – Disruption Charge In reference to OP Notice to Shipping No. N-1-2023 and the Disruption Charge Tariff announced in Advisories to Shipping A-34-2022 and A-38-2022, the following additional information is provided: Section 24 of OP Notice to Shipping No. N-1-2023 indicates that the air conditioning system […]
Panama Flash! – Panama Canal Authority announces that effective April 7, 2023, the maximum authorized draft allowed for vessels transiting 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 7, 2023, the maximum authorized draft allowed for vessels […]
PANAMA FLASH! – Modifications to the Booking Periods and Slot Distribution for Neopanamax Vessels The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) hereby announces changes to the duration and slot distribution of the different booking periods for the Neopanamax locks. Effective March 1, 2023, the following changes will be in effect: 1. Duration of the Booking Periods. a. […]
Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announces that effective March 1, 2023, the maximum authorized draft allowed for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks will be 15.09 m (49.5 feet) TFW.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) published today the new version of the Customer Code procedure which includes the following changes.
RE: Outbreak of fire at Miraflores locks west lane upper chamber PANAMA FLASH! Panama City – December 16th, 2022 Vessel traffic at the Panama Canal’s Miraflores Locks (old locks) west lane was temporarily suspended on Dec 15th/0900hrs due to an outbreak of fire at one of the machinery tunnels of the upper chamber. The traffic […]
Panama Flash! | Panama City – October 5th, 2022 – New Positioning System Requirement for Transiting Neopanamax Vessels Effective October 1, 2023, all vessels with a beam of 109 feet or more transiting the Panama Canal will be required to have a fixed (non-portable) piloting unit with Real Time Kinematics (RTK) for submeter accuracy. This […]
PANAMA FLASH! – Panama City – September 16th, 2022 | Additional Auction Slot for Neopanamax Vessels (Wednesday SB Auction) The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced an auction slot to be offered to Neopanamax vessels every Wednesday, in the same manner as the Tuesday auctions announced in Advisory to Shipping A-41- 2021 and effective since November […]
PANAMA FLASH! – Panama City – September 13th, 2022 Today at approx. 0820hrs the Panama Canal Authority reported a overflow on the Gatun Locks west lane. At approx. 1023hrs the Panama Canal informed that the traffic was reestablished on the west lane. During this period the East Lane of Gatun Locks was still operative. Due […]
PANAMA FLASH! – Scheduled Lane Outage at Gatun Locks Panama City – Aug. 24th, 2022 The Panama Canal Authority informed via Advisory to shipping ADV-28-2022 a lane outage for maintenance beginning at 0001 hours on Tuesday, August 30, 2022, until 2359 hours on Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 (9 days), at the West lane of Gatun […]