Panama Canal Increases Daily Transits

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The Panama Canal announced, through a Notice to Shipping Companies, that it will increase the current number of daily transits from 32 to 33, starting July 11. Likewise, it was reported that this number will increase to 34 as of July 22, following the current and projected level of Gatun Lake for the coming weeks, and as a consequence of the arrival of the rainy season in the Canal de Canal Hydrographic Basin. Panama (CHCP).  Additionally, an increase in draft was announced as of June 15 from 45 to 46 feet.


With these progressive increases, by July 22 the Canal will have added two transits to the current scenario: one to the Panamax locks (bringing the number of daily transits to 25), and one to the Neopanamax locks (increasing to 9 daily transits).  The Panama Canal continues with daily monitoring of existing weather conditions to implement the necessary operational actions in the face of increased rainfall in its hydrographic basin.