Panama Canal

Vasquez takes the helm at the Panama Canal

Ricaurte Vasquez Morales, an economist with more than 30 years' experience in the public and private sector, was sworn-in as the new administrator of the Panama Canal today for a seven-year term at the helm of the waterway. Read More

Panama Canal increases draught for neo-panamax locks

t has been raining heavily in the Panama Canal watershed recently, leading Canal authorities to reconsider the maximum authorised draught for the vessels transiting the new neo-panamax locks as the levels of Gatun Lake are rising. Read More

Panama Canal suspends last round of draught restrictions

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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