The Cost

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a. Tolls and Other Expenses

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The complete canal tariff is available at the following link. www.pancanal.com/eng/maritime/tariff/index.html

b. The Financial Arrangements

The Panama Canal Authority and the Port Operators, require that payment to cover Canal transit and or port expenses be made in full prior to the commencement of any transaction taking place, whether it be Canal transit, bunkering or cargo operations. It is therefore imperative that sufficient funds be transferred and in the Agency's possession prior to the arrival of a vessel. Should a vessel arrive without sufficient financial coverage being receive, she will be held at the anchorage until the financial requirements have been met.

Although pilotage for Canal transit is covered within the Canal tolls, the Panama Canal Authority does make a charge in certain instances such as pilotage outside the Atlantic breakwater, pilotage to anchorage in a designated area (Atlantic or Pacific) or movements within the harbours. Pilotage for berthing is compulsory.

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The financial deposit required is to cover all normal transit and port expenses, agency fees, general and related out of pocket expenses. Should cash advances, repairs, stores, etc. be required then additional funds must also be remitted in a timely manner to cover these requirements.

Disbursement accounts covering a vessel's activities will be compiled and forwarded approximately six weeks after departure.

 

Noticeboard

FLASH! FLASH! FLASH!
Based on the present and projected level of Gatun Lake for the following weeks, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announces that, effective May 28, 2019, the Maximum Authorized Draft for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks will be 13.11 meters (43.0 feet) Tropical Fresh Water (TFW). (Advisory ADV13-2019)

Similarly, the Maximum Authorized Draft for vessels transiting the Panamax locks will be 11.73 meters (38.5 feet) Tropical Fresh Water (TFW). 

Vessels arriving after May 28, 2019, with drafts over the above-mentioned maximum drafts may be allowed to transit, depending on the actual level of Gatun Lake at the time of transit. Otherwise, they will be required to trim or off-load cargo in order to be allowed to transit.


Based on the present and projected levels of Gatun Lake for the following weeks, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announces that, effective April 30, 2019, the Maximum Authorized Draft for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks will be 13.41 meters (44.0 feet)Tropical Fresh Water (TFW).

Vessels arriving after April 30, 2019, with drafts over 13.41 meters (44.0 feet) TFW may be allowed to transit, depending on the actual level of  Gatun Lake at the time of transit. Otherwise, they will be required to trim or off-load cargo in order to be allowed to transit. (Advisory ADV10-2019)

Draft adjustments will be announced in 12-inch (30.5 cm) decrements, generally with at least four weeks advanced notice.


Effective 7 June 2016 and until further notice for vessels transiting the Panamax locks the maximum authorized transit draft is set to 12.04m (39.5 feet) TFW * deepest point of immersion.   * Some Vessels because of hull configuration (Bilge keel radius) are not allowed transit at this draft. Please check with us before fixing.  (Advisory A-33-2016)



 


Transits Through Expanded Panama Canal

Panama Canal Maintenance Schedule

June
West Lane* 32 - 34
(Gatun Locks)
June 07,  2019 (5 hours) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1
West Lane* 32 - 34
(Gatun Locks)
June 14,  2019 (5 hours) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1
West Lane* 28 - 30
(Gatun Locks)
June 21,  2019 (12 hours) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1.a
East Lane** 22 - 24
(Pedro Miguel Locks)
June 24 to July 2,  2019 (8 Days) Tentative - Booking Condition: 2
West Lane* 22 - 24
(Gatun Locks)
June 26 -29,  2019 (3.5 Days) Tentative - Booking Condition: 2
July
West Lane* 32 - 34
(Pedro Miguel Locks)
July 4, 5  2019 (5 Hours per day) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1
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