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Panama Canal, Panama

World Holidays: 12-25 August 2018
Saturday, August 11, 2018, Worldwide

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:
14 Aug (Tue) – Pakistan Independence Day
15 Aug (Wed) – Assumption Day
15 Aug (Wed) – Flooding of the Nile (Egypt)
15 Aug (Wed) – South Korea Independence Day
15 Aug (Wed) – Indian National Day
17 Aug (Fri) – Indonesia National Day
22 (Wed)-23 (Thu) Aug – Eid al-Adha

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

Gatun Locks lane outage
Saturday, August 11, 2018, Panama Canal, Panama

Beginning at 0001 hours on Tuesday, August 14, 2018, until 2359 hours on Thursday, August 23, 2018 (10 days), the West lane of Gatun Locks will be out of service for scheduled dry chamber maintenance.

As a result, and in accordance with the rules governing the Transit Reservation System (OP’s Notice to Shipping No. N-7-2018), Condition 2 for the Panamax locks will be in effect from Tuesday, August 14, 2018 through Thursday August 23, 2018.

Applications for reserved transits while Condition 2 is in effect will be received beginning at 0900 hours on Saturday, August 11, 2018. The Just-In-Time (JIT) transit slots available for supers will be reduced during this date to one for each direction, whereas the JIT slots for regular vessels transiting without restrictions will remain at one for each direction. The booking slot available through the auction process, as well as the slots available for regular vessels less than 300 feet in LOA, and the slots for Neopanamax vessels, will continue to be offered during this period.

This document is cancelled for record purposes on August 31, 2018.

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

Source: Panama Canal Authority Advisory To Shipping No.A-26-2018

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