Due to recent rainfall in the Panama Canal watershed, the Panama Canal Authority has decided to postpone the implementation of the maximum authorized draft of 13.41 m (44.0 feet) TFW in the Neopanamax locks.
The new effective date for this draft is June 13, 2023, instead of the previously scheduled May 30, 2023, as stated in Advisory to Shipping A-20-2023.
Consequently, the current maximum authorized draft of 13.56 m (44.5 feet) TFW will remain in effect until June 12, 2023.
The maximum authorized drafts for the upcoming weeks:
June 13, 2023: 13.41 m (44.0 feet)
June 25, 2023: 13.26 m (43.5 feet)
The Panama Canal Authority will continue to monitor the water level of Gatun Lake and provide timely updates regarding any future adjustments to the draft limits.