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Panama Canal / Latest update

29.06.2022

Please see below update on the traffic situation in Panama. 

 

Please do approach us, should you require further information. 

 

Current backlog: 86 vessels (58 Panamax locks + 28 Neo-Panamax Locks).

 

NORTHBOUND WAITING TIME
LNG                                                       6  days

Neo-Panamax:                                       6 days

Panamax Plus:                                       6 days

Panamax (beam >27.74 m/91 feet):       4 days  

Small (beam <27.74 m/91 feet):             2 days

 

SOUTHBOUND WAITING TIME

LNG                                                         5 days

Neo-Panamax:                                        5 days

Panamax Plus:                                        8 days

Panamax (beam >27.74 m/91 feet):        4 days  

Small (beam <27.74 m/91 feet):              2 days

 

FYG

Neo-Panamax: Vessels with a beam up to 51.25 meters/168.14 feet

Panamax Plus: Panamax vessels that are approved for the new locks.

Panamax (supers): Vessels with a beam over 27.74 meters/91 feet

Small (regulars): Vessels with a beam less 27.74 meters/91 feet

 

Northbound: Pacific Balboa - to Atlantic Cristobal

Southbound: Atlantic Cristobal - to Pacific Balboa

 

Auction

Auction (two days prior to transit)

Starting bid

For regular vessels, the base or initial amount will remain at 

USD 15,000

For supers, the base or initial amount will be 

USD 55,000

For Neo-Panamax vessels the base or initial amount will be 

USD 93,000

 

The auctioned slot has been sold at below amount the last seven days:

Year 2022

 

PANAMAX

Regular

NEO

25th June

USD

0.00

150,100

150,300

26th June

USD

204,100

0.00

150,300

27th June

USD

60,100

0.00

169,200

28th June

USD

55,000

0.00

132,200

29th June

USD

0.00

0.00

300,000

30th June

USD

185,300

0.00

236,100

1st July

USD

125,100

0.00

190,100

 

 Let us know if you wish to lear more about the daily auction.  

 

GATUN LAKE WATER LEVELS    

Year 2022

Official water level

Surcharge percent

28th June

86.5ft

1.00 %

29th June

86.8ft

1.00 %

30th June

87.1ft

1.00 %

 

GENERAL LOCK RESTRICTIONS         

 

Panamax Locks

Neopanamax Locks

Max Draft TFW

12.04 m / 39.5 ft

   15.24 m / 50 ft 

Max Beam

32.31 m / 106 ft

51.25 m / 168.14 ft

Max LOA

294.13 m / 965 ft

370.33 m / 1215 ft

Water density

0.9954 gms/cc at 29.4°C (85° F)

  

PRECAUTIONARY ACTIONS AGAINST COVID-19

The Panama Canal is closely monitoring the Covid-19 outbreak and has adopted a series of measures to protect their personnel and to prevent further spread of the virus.

 

The following measures have been taken in response to Covid-19:

  • • Vessels are required to report to MINSA if/when crew changes occurred within 14 days of arrival at ports with Covid-19 cases.
  • • Panama Canal admeasures must contact the vessels on radio before boarding to confirm all crewmembers are healthy and to verify recent changes.
  • • Panama Canal personnel are working in teams and are all equipped with masks as well as alcohol-based hand sanitizer gel.
  • • Constant communication is maintained between the Panama Canal and MINSA’s maritime health doctors. 
  • • MINSA has sent a communication to all shipping companies, requiring that they report any person who has any illness-symptoms.
  • • Temporary suspension of the covid19 procedures for small craft transits.

 

Please find additional information about the precautionary actions here.

 

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