THE WORLD'S SHORTCUT

Time is always important in the shipping industry. A Panama Canal Transit is certainly no exception. Choose us for a Smooth Journey through one of the wonders of the Modern World.

PANAMA CANAL TRANSITS

The Panama Canal is a lock-type canal, so it does not employ the convoy system.

Each vessel is assigned a transit schedule in accordance with regulations governing pilotage and other restrictions imposed by the vessel's type, size, and/or cargo.

panama canal transit, view from the bridge

COSTS

Tolls & Financial Arrangements

The Panama Canal Authority & the Port Operators, require that all payments for Canal transit and/or port expenses are made in full prior to the commencement. 

BOOKING SYSTEM

Regulations, Slots, Auctions & Competition

In 1983 the Canal adopted, as an option, a transit reservation system which permits a limited number of booked transits each day in exchange for the payment a fee, which further complicates the transit scheduling.

TRANSIT REQUIREMENTS & INFO

What You Need to Know About Canal Requirements

Discover all requirements from pre-arrival information, required documents, technical approvals for a smooth and hassle-free transit.

ADVISORIES & NOTICES

Official Updates from the Canal Authorities

Get the latest offical updates of the "Advisories to Shipping" and "Notices to Shipping" issued by the Panama Canal Authorities (ACP)

PCSOPEP

Panama Canal Shipboard Oil Pollution Emergency Plan

Our company provides coverage of Authorised Persons to respond to Oil spill emergencies at the Panama Canal in collaboration with ECM MARITIME SERVICES LLC

For a detailed Pro-Forma of Panama Canal Transit expenses, kindly contact us.