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Canals, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory — By on April 3, 2019 at 6:22 PM


Panama Canal, Panama

Maximum authorized draft for Neopanamax Locks (5th update)
Wednesday, April 3, 2019, Panama Canal, Panama

Based on the present and projected levels of Gatun Lake for the following weeks, the Panama Canal Authority announces that, effective April 30, 2019, the Maximum Authorized Draft for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks will be 13.41 meters (44.0 feet) Tropical Fresh Water (TFW).

Vessels arriving after April 30, 2019, with drafts over 13.41 meters (44.0 feet) TFW may be allowed to transit, depending on the actual level of Gatun Lake at the time of transit. Otherwise, they will be required to trim or off-load cargo in order to be allowed to transit.

Draft adjustments will be announced in 12-inch (30.5 cm) decrements, generally with at least four weeks’ advanced notice.

(For information about operations in Panama contact GAC Panama at

Source: Panama Canal Authority Advisory To Shipping No.A-10-2019

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