Booking System

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Reservation Procedure: Request for transit reservations must be presented to Marine Traffic Control within one of the periods designated on a special form which also provides a guarantee of payment of the fee. The specific daily order of transit for booked vessels is determined by the Canal Authorities and does not follow a priority of either request or arrival time. The Canal does, however, guarantee that the vessel will transit on the day for which it is booked, insofar as it will arrive at the first set of locks prior to 2400 on that day and will move through the Canal within an 18-hour period.

Once booked, large and other restricted vessels which do not arrive at the Canal by 0200 hours on the day of transit and all other vessels which do not arrive by 1400 hours on the day of transit, as well as vessels which are not ready to proceed at the time fixed for transit, forfeit the booking fee and lose the booked transit. These vessels will then be placed in the regular transit schedule as if they had not been booked. In addition, a schedule of fees applies in the event of cancellation.

 Booking Regulations

 Booking Regulations- Changes effective 1 Feb 2008

 Booking Slots Available

 Booking Competition

 Customer Ranking

 Auctions

  


 

Noticeboard

On 13 January the Panama Canal Authority published Advisory to Shipping No.02-2020 announcing a series of measures in response to the low precipitation and the critical water levels of the two lakes that support the Canal operation.

A second Advisory No.03-2020 was published on 28 January with additional information pertaining to the water conservation measures and the specific actions that will be in place as of 15 Feb 2020. (PANAMA CANAL WATER STRATEGIES AND IMPACT TO SHIPPING)




 


Transits Through Expanded Panama Canal

Panama Canal Maintenance Schedule

May
West* 27 - 29
(Gatun Locks)
May 8, 2020 (10 Hours ) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1.a
East* 30 - 32
(Gatun Locks)
May 26, 2020 (5 Hours ) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1
East* 30 - 32
(Gatun Locks)
May 28, 2020 (5 Hours ) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1
June
East* 22 - 24
(Gatun Locks)
June 15 to 25, 2020 (10 Days ) Tentative - Booking Condition: 2
July
West* 30 - 32
(Gatun Locks)
July 9, 2020 (5 Hours ) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1
West* 30 - 32
(Gatun Locks)
July 10, 2020 (5 Hours ) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1
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