Michele Labrut

Michele Labrut

Americas Correspondent, Seatrade Maritime News

Seatrade correspondent Michele Labrut has continuously covered the maritime sector of Central & Latin America since moving to Panama City in the 1980s. Author of Seatrade's annual Panama Maritime Review and of several books, Michele also writes for Time magazine and the Economist Intelligence Unit. In 2012 she was awarded the Order of Merit (Knight grade) by the French Government for her services to international journalism.

Panama Canal suspends last round of draught restrictions

July 15, 2019

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced the suspension of its previously announced draught restriction of 13.11 m (43.0 feet) maximum Tropical Fresh Water (TFW) for vessels transiting the neo-panamax locks and 11.73 m (38.5 feet) TFW for vessels transiting the panamax locks, which was scheduled to become effective 16 July 2019. Read More

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