Immediate increase in Maximum Allowable Draft at Neopanamax Locks

31 May 2024 / Panama Canal, Panama

The arrival of the rainy season in the Canal watershed has prompted the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to move forward the implementation date of the maximum authorized draft announced in Advisory to Shipping A-12-2024 and scheduled to become effective on June 15, 2024.

Therefore, based on the present and projected level of Gatun Lake for the following weeks, the maximum authorized draft for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks will be 13.71 m (45.0 feet) TFW, effective immediately.

(For information about operations in the Panama Canal, contact GAC Panama at [email protected])

Source: Panama Canal Authority Advisory To Shipping No. A-16-2024 dated 30 May 2024

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