Neopanamax Locks Draft Reduction

Unexpected rain precipitation in recent days has allowed the Panama Canal to postpone for a second time the anticipated reduction of the Maximum authorized transit draft for the Neopanamax locks. For now and until 23 March 2022 the authorized draft remains at 15.24m (50.0 feet) in TFW. Effective 24 March 2022 the authorized draft will be set at 15.09m (49.5 feet) and effective 9 April 2022 at 14.94m (49 feet) in TFW.

Additional draft reductions are expected for the month of April. Please check with us before fixing your vessels heading for the Panama Canal.

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