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Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on February 6, 2016 at 7:45 PM

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Panama Canal, Panama
World Holidays: 7-20 February 2016
Saturday, February 6, 2016, Worldwide
Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:
Sun 7-Sat 13 Feb – Spring Festival (China)
Mon 8 Feb – Chinese New Year
Tue 9 Feb – Saint Maron’s Day (Lebanon)
Tue 9 Feb – National Sports Day (Qatar)
Mon 15 Feb – Presidents’ Day (USA)
Fri 19 Feb – Turkmenistan National Flag DayFor information about operations around the world contact the respective GAC office. Details may be found at 

Carnival holiday
Saturday, February 6, 2016, Trinidad
GAC Trinidad offices will be closed on Monday 8,  Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 February 2016 due to the Carnival festivities.Our offices will reopen for business on Thursday 11 February 2016.Operational matters will be dealt with as normal.

For information about operations in Trinidad & Tobago contact GAC Trinidad at

Sill reinforcements complete in new locks
Saturday, February 6, 2016, Panama Canal, Panama
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announces that sill reinforcements in the new locks have been completed this week, bringing the Panama Canal Expansion one step closer to inauguration.The filling of the Pacific-facing Cocoli Locks has already begun, and the filling of the Atlantic-facing Agua Clara Locks began [on 4 February]….…Less than 4% remains to complete the Panama Canal Expansion Program, which is expected to be inaugurated in the second quarter of 2016. The ACP will continue to provide updates on the project as more progress and information are made available.

(For information about operations in Panama contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at

Source: Extract from Panama Canal Authority ( News Release dated 4 February 2016

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