Scheduled Lane Outage at Gatun Locks, Panama Canal
Aug 31, 2022
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Panama Canal Authority has issued an Advisory on Shipping warning all shipping agents, owners, and operators of Scheduled Lane Outage at Gatun Locks and the Transit Reservation System.
Beginning at 00:01 on August 30, 2022, until 23:59 on September 7, 2022 (9 days), the West Lane of Gatun Locks will be out of service for scheduled maintenance.
In accordance with the rules governing the Transit Reservation System (OP NOTICE TO SHIPPING No. N-7-2022), Condition 2 for the Panamax locks will be in effect from Tuesday, August 30, 2022, through Wednesday, September 7, 2022.
Applications for reserved transits while Condition 2 is in effect will be received beginning at 0900 hours on Saturday, August 27, 2022. The Just-In-Time (JIT) transit slots available for supers will be reduced to one for each direction while Condition 2 is in effect, whereas the JIT slots for regular vessels transiting without restrictions will remain at one for each direction. The booking slots available through the auction process will continue to be offered during this period. The slots offered to Neopanamax vessels will remain unchanged.