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Canals, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on August 22, 2015 at 6:05 PM

GAC 01072014World Holidays: 23 August-6 September 2015
COUNTRY: Worldwide

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:

  • Sat 29 Aug – Nikini Full Moon Poya Day (Sri Lanka)
  • Sun 30 Aug – Kazakhstan Constiution Day
  • Mon 31 Aug – August Bank Holiday (UK)
  • Mon 31 Aug – Malaysia National Day
  • Mon 31 Aug – National Heroes Day (Philippines)
  • Mon 31 Aug – Trinidad & Tobago Independence Day

For information about operations around the world contact the respective GAC office. Details may be found under ‘GAC Worldwide’ at

Postponement of second draft restriction at Panama Canal
August 22, 2015, Panama, Panama Canal

Due to the rainfall in the Panama Canal watershed during the past few days, the Panama Canal is now able to postpone the second draft restriction, which had been tentatively scheduled for 15 September 2015.

However, the first maximum authorized transit draft restriction of 11.89m (39.0 feet) TFW, which had been announced previously, will still be implemented on 08 September 2015, and continue until further notice. Vessels arriving after this date with drafts over 11.89m (39.0 feet) TFW may be allowed to transit depending on the actual level of Gatun Lake at the time of transit.

Should the level of Gatun Lake continue to drop and additional draft restrictions become necessary, they will be announced at least four weeks in advance.

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