Panama National Holidays – March 29th, 2021

Ship Agents in Panama

Re:  Panama National Holidays During national holiday in Panama all the Government Institutions will be closed including Customs, Quarantine, Health and Immigrations.  Most private sector companies as well as Banking Institutions will be closed.  Panama Canal Operations, Terminals & Ports, Bunker Barges and husbandry services will continue operating 24/7 without any interruption. Norton Lilly Operations […]

Neopanamax draft Adjustment – March 15th, 2021

Re:  Neopanamax draft Adjustment. ADV17-2021 – March 15th, 2021 Based on the present and projected level of Gatun Lake for the upcoming weeks, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announces that effective April 13, 2021, the maximum authorized draft allowed for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks will be 14.78 m (48.5 feet) TFW. Vessels arriving with […]

Cocoli Locks Scheduled Lane Outage – March 12th, 2021

Re:  Cocoli Locks Scheduled Lane Outage ADV16-2021 – March 12th 2021 Beginning at 0800 hours on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, until 1800 hours (10 hours), Cocoli Locks will be out of service for scheduled maintenance. As a result, and in accordance with the rules governing the Transit Reservation System (OP Notice to Shipping No. N-7-2021), […]

Transit Reservation System tariffs update – February 17th, 2021

Ref: Advisory to Shipping No. A-08-2021 | Advisory to Shipping No. A-09-2021 The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and its Board of Directors considers it appropriate to modify the existing Transit Reservation System tariffs, including charges, descriptions, and classification. These adjustments are intended to highlight the real contribution provided by the system, providing consistency with service […]

PCSOPEP Requirements – Single Sanction – January 11th, 2021

Re:  PCSOPEP Requirements – Single Sanction. Compliance with Panama Canal Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan (PCSOPEP) Requirements – Single Sanction The Regulation on Navigation in Panama Canal Waters establishes in Chapter IX, Section Five, the requirements for vessel contingency plans for oil spills in Panama Canal waters, which apply to all  vessels with fuel and/or […]


Panama City – January 7th , 202 Re: PANAMA CANAL – MANEUVERING FUEL COMPLIANCE – N-1-2021 In order to ensure compliance with the requirements of Section 32 of the Notice to Shipping Companies N-1-2021 ( pag no. 75 standard current on fuels and purifiers allowed in the Panama Canal Waters;  We encourage all our valuable customers […]

Modifications to the Transit Reservation Booking for Neopanamax Vessels

PANAMA FLASH NEWSLETTER – December 31st, 2020 Re:  Modifications to the Transit Reservation Booking for Neopanamax Vessels We refer to the enclosed advisory to shipping ADV43-2020 where the Canal Authority informed that during period 1 and period 1A the only ships permitted to be book will be Passenger vessel, Full container and LNG. Any other […]

Panama Immigrations office CLOSED due to Holidays

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PANAMA FLASH NEWSLETTER – December 21st, 2020 Re:  Panama Immigrations office CLOSED due to Holidays Today, Panama’s Immigrations office announced that due to the Holidays their Pacific Office will be closed and all VISA approval process will be suspended. Incoming crewmembers entry visa should be applied well in advance.  Please see below the days closed: […]

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