The Panama Canal Authority has issued an advisory regarding the draft adjustments to 13.72 m (45.0 feet) TFW in the Neopanamax Locks.
This advisory was issued on 21 April 2023 and is addressed to all shipping agents, owners, and operators.
Based on the present and projected level of Gatun Lake for the upcoming weeks, the Panama Canal Authority announces that effective May 17, 2023, the maximum authorized draft allowed for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks will be 13.72 m (45.0 feet) TFW.
Vessels arriving with drafts over 13.72 m (45.0 feet) TFW may be allowed to transit past May 17, 2023, depending on the actual level of Gatun Lake at the time of transit.
Otherwise, they will be required to trim or off-load cargo in order to be allowed to transit.
For more information, please see the document below (available only to subscribers):
Draft Adjustment to 13.72 m (45.0 feet) TFW in the Neopanamax Locks
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