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Panama Canal / Latest update

30.09.2022

Please see below update on the traffic situation in Panama.  

 

Current backlog: 90 vessels (66 Panamax locks + 24 Neo-Panamax Locks)

 

NORTHBOUND WAITING TIME
(Pacific Balboa - to Atlantic Cristobal)

 

SOUTHBOUND WAITING TIME
(Atlantic Cristobal - to Pacific Balboa)

Vessel Type

Waiting Time

 

Vessel Type

Waiting Time

LNG

4 Days

 

LNG

2 Days

Neo-Panamax

4 Days

 

Neo-Panamax

2 Days

Panamax Plus

4 Days

 

Panamax Plus

5 Days

Panamax (Supers)

4 Days

 

Panamax (Supers)

4 Days

Small (Regulars)

2 Days

 

Small (Regulars)

4 Days

 

Auction

REGULAR AUCTIONS

 

EXTRA AUCTIONS
(If Offered)

 

SPECIAL AUCTIONS

(If Offered)

 

Regular

Panamax

Neo Panamax

 

Panamax

Neo Panamax

 

Panamax Plus

Neo Panamax

Minimum Bid

$15 000

$55 000

$93 500

 

$55 000

$93 500

 

$100 000

23 Sep

No Bidders

$65 100

$120 600

 

Not Offered

$177 900

 

 

No Bidders

24 Sep

No Bidders

No Bidders

$93 500

 

Not Offered

No Bidders

 

$100 000

 

25 Sep

No Bidders

$60 300

No Bidders

 

$55 000

No Bidders

 

 

No Bidders

26 Sep

Not Offered

$55 600

$93 500

 

$55 000

No Bidders

 

$100 000

No Bidders

27 Sep

No Bidders

$55 000

No Bidders

 

No Bidders

No Bidders

 

 

No Bidders

28 Sep

No Bidders

No Bidders

No Bidders

 

$55 000

Not Offered

 

 

No Bidders

29 Sep

$20 000

$150 000

Not Offered

 

$159 300

Not Offered

 

 

No Bidders

 

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

 

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)


For Gatun Lake Water Levels please click here: Gatun Lake Water Levels

 

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.

 

Statistics / news

The below statistics give an overview (for each month) of key numbers like daily transits, booked vs un-booked, graphs showing the average prices for auctioned slots etc.

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