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Panama Canal / Latest update

12.10.2021

 

 

Please see below update on the traffic situation in Panama.

 

Please do approach us, should you require further information.

Current backlog: 93 vessels

NORTHBOUND WAITING TIME
LNG                                                      2 days

Neo-Panamax:                                     3 days

Panamax Plus:                                     3 days

Panamax:                                             6 days  

Small:                                                    2 days

SOUTHBOUND WAITING TIME

LNG                                                     4 days

Neo-Panamax:                                    4 days

Panamax Plus:                                    6 days

Panamax:                                            7 days

Small:                                                  2 days


Auction

Auction (two days prior to transit), as per April 15, 2021

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 93,500


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

Year 2021

 

PANAMAX

Regular

NEO

7th Oct.

USD

136,200

0.00

150,100

8th Oct.

USD

126,700

0.00

93,500

9th Oct.

USD

150,100

0.00

0.00

10 Oct.

USD

105,100

0.00

93,000

11 Oct.

USD

105,100

0.00

212,100

12 Oct.

USD

162,600

0.00

100,000

13 Oct.

USD

170,100

0.00

100,000


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

DAILY TRANSITS

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GATUN LAKE WATER LEVELS 

Year 2021

Official water level

Surcharge percent

11th October

86.4ft

1.00 %

12th October

86.5ft

1.00 %

13th October

86.5ft

1.00 %

 

For additional information about the water projection or to use the water surcharge calculator please follow this link 

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)

 

 

 


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

You can find more information regarding the traffic situation here

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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