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Panama Canal Restrictions

gCaptain’s full coverage of Panama Canal draft and transit restrictions imposed due to prolonged drought in the region.


Monday, January 22, 2024
FILE PHOTO: The Liberian MSC UNITED VIII container ship transits in the expanded canal through Cocoli Locks at the Panama Canal, on the outskirts of Panama City, Panama March 10, 2023. REUTERS/Aris Martinez/File Photo
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Container Sector Maintaining Panama Canal Transit Levels as Others Exit

Despite a decline in transits through the drought-hit Panama Canal for most shipping sectors, containerships are maintaining transit levels largely due to the

January 22, 2024
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Wednesday, September 6, 2023
lng carriers in Panama Canal
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Panama Canal Water Levels at Historic Lows, Restrictions to Remain

PANAMA CITY, Sept 5 (Reuters) – The Panama Canal‘s water levels have not recovered enough as the end of the rainy season approaches and

September 6, 2023
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Friday, August 25, 2023
lng carriers in Panama Canal
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Panama Canal to Extend Transit Restrictions for at Least 10 More Months

PANAMA CITY, Aug 24 (Reuters) – The Panama Canal expects to maintain restrictions on daily vessel transit and maximum draft for at least 10

August 25, 2023
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Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Drought hit Panama Canal further restricts maximum ship depth
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Panama Canal Extends Transit Restrictions Caused by Drought

PANAMA CITY, Aug 16 (Reuters) – The Panama Canal Authority on Wednesday notified shippers it is extending through September 2

August 16, 2023
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Tuesday, August 8, 2023
The Ever Max ready to transit the Panama Canal. Photo courtesy Panama Canal Authority
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Panama Canal Draught Restrictions Spark Liner Surcharges

By Ian Putzger, Americas correspondent (The Loadstar) – Evergreen’s latest addition to its neo-panamax fleet had to offload 1,400 containers to pass

August 8, 2023
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Tuesday, July 25, 2023
Drought hit Panama Canal further restricts maximum ship depth
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Severe Drought Forces Panama Canal to Restrict Number of Daily Vessel Transits

The Panama Canal Authority has announced plans to reduce daily vessel transits to help conserve water due to an ongoing drought. The new restrictions come as

July 25, 2023
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Sunday, July 2, 2023
Monrovia NSU CHALLENGER bulk carrier transits the expanded canal through Cocoli Locks at the Panama Canal, on the outskirts of Panama City, Panama April 19, 2023. REUTERS/Aris Martinez/File Photo
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Panama Canal To Keep Limits In Place As Drought Hits Lake Levels

By Michael McDonald (Bloomberg) –The Panama Canal will likely keep restrictions on shippers in place this year as a drought has caused water levels

July 2, 2023
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Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Panama Canal Marks Expansion Project’s 7th Anniversary Facing Major Challenge
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Panama Canal Marks Expansion Project’s 7th Anniversary Facing Major Challenge

The Panama Canal Authority is marking the seventh anniversary of the opening of its expanded Neopanamax locks, facing what may be its most significant

June 27, 2023
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Saturday, June 24, 2023
Drought hit Panama Canal further restricts maximum ship depth
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Panama Canal Postpones Depth Restrictions After Much-Needed Rain

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – The Panama Canal will postpone depth restrictions that were set to affect the largest ships crossing

June 24, 2023
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Tuesday, June 6, 2023
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Drought-Stricken Panama Canal Prepares for El Niño Impacts

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is closely monitoring the development of climatic events that could impact water availability in the region and shipping

June 6, 2023
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Saturday, June 3, 2023
panama canal tonnage record
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The Fed’s Inflation Fight Faces A New Challenge: A Dry Panama Canal

By Laura Curtis, Ruth Liao and Michael D McDonald (Bloomberg) –Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell keeps careful track of employment levels,

June 3, 2023
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Tuesday, May 23, 2023
expanded panama canal
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Panama Canal Draft Restrictions Could Halt Coastal Shift

By Mike Wackett (The Loadstar) – The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) is to further reduce the maximum draft allowed for vessels transiting the waterway

May 23, 2023
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Friday, May 19, 2023
The motor vessel Triton becomes the largest ship to transit the Expanded Panama Canal
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Panama Canal Imposes Additional Shipping Restrictions Amid Worsening Drought 

By Laura Curtis, Ruth Liao and Michael McDonald (Bloomberg) — A severe drought affecting the Panama Canal is forcing container vessels to lighten

May 19, 2023
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Wednesday, April 19, 2023
The motor vessel Triton becomes the largest ship to transit the Expanded Panama Canal
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Drought Forces Panama Canal Authority to Lower Vessel Draft Limits

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has been forced to lower the maximum draft of vessels transiting the expanded Panama Canal’s Neopanamax locks due to an

April 19, 2023
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Saturday, June 11, 2016
Rain Helps Panama Canal Authority Lift Draft Restrictions
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Rain Helps Panama Canal Authority Lift Draft Restrictions

Recent rain has helped the Panama Canal Authority lift draft restrictions for vessels after months of drought threatened to pose a long-term challenge for

June 11, 2016
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Drought Brings Second Round of Panama Canal Draft Restrictions
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Drought Brings Second Round of Panama Canal Draft Restrictions

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced a second round of draft restrictions for all vessels using the waterway as this winter’s strong

April 5, 2016
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