Tentative Panamax Locks Lane Outage Maintenance

RE: Panamax Locks Maintenance – June 9th, 2022 PANAMA FLASH!

Panama Canal Authority informs of a tentative lane outage to facilitate maintenance for the following dates:

July 4th to July 12th  8.5 days – Miraflores East Lane
July 5th       1 day      – Gatun West Lane.
July 7th        12 hours  –  Gatun East Lane.
July 8th  12 hours   – Pedro Miguel West Lane.

These maintenances have not been confirmed yet by the Canal Authority; however, if scheduled as indicated,  the canal capacity will be reduced and demand for transit booking (as customary), will exceed the slots available. The Transit Reservation System (booking) for the Panamax locks will be declared at Condition 2 (reduced slots). The waiting times for non-booked vessels anticipate increasing due to the reduced capacity.

Booking slots are allocated according to the customer weighted ranking and one additional slot will be offered daily via the auction process with a minimum and initial bid of $55,000.00. In order to avoid delays we suggest reserving a transit slots while the second period slots are available.

Re: Internet / Bank Fraud
A further reminder that email hacking and false bank details are a constant threat to our industry.   Following we reconfirm bank details for Norton Lilly Panama at Citibank New York; same bank account we have used for more than 10 years.  Should you receive any instructions containing different bank details or wiring instructions for Norton Lilly Panama, please contact us by telephone to reconfirm.  Once again we confirm our bank details:

Citibank N.A.
111 Wall St.
New York, N.Y. 10043
Swift: CITIUS33 / ABA 021000089
Beneficiary: Norton Lilly International (Panama), S.A.
Account No.: 36937495

Norton Lilly International (Panama) S.A.

Bldg. 3825  – Office 204

Howard – Panama-Pacifico

Panama, Rep. of Panama

Tel: (507) 304-4600

Main email: operations@nortonlilly.com.pa  (24 hours)


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