Increase in the Maximum Allowable Draft in the Neo Panamax Locks

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 authorised 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 authorised draft for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks will be 13.71 m (45.0 feet) TFW, effective immediately.

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