Panama Canal Backlog Back to Normal – ACP

PANAMA CITY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Waiting times for ships at the Panama Canal have returned to normal after poor weather and a spike in traffic caused delays for several weeks, the waterway's operator said on Monday. "Today ... the line is 45 ships, which represents a maximum waiting time of two days," the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) said in a statement, noting that better … [Read more...]

Panama Canal Authority: Wait Time Shortens to Four Days

PANAMA CITY, Nov 19 (Reuters) - The wait time to pass through the Panama Canal has shortened to four days, down from more than 10 days last month, the authority that runs the waterway said on Thursday. "We have reduced by 60 percent the wait time for vessels after measures applied amid an unusual demand and extreme weather conditions," the authority said in a … [Read more...]

Ships Waiting Up to 11 Days at the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is still dealing with a high backlog of vessels waiting to pass through the waterway, leaving ships, crews and cargo waiting for days before making the roughly 12 hour transit. According to the Panama Canal Authority, of perfect storm of increased arrivals of large and deep draft vessels, continued water conservation measures, fog, and … [Read more...]