Canal Information

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.

 

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As a result of the amount of rainfall in the Panama Canal watershed during the past week, the Panama Canal Authority has postponed the effective date of the sixth draft update as published in Advisory to Shipping A-13-2019. Therefore, the maximum authorized draft of 13.11 m (43.0 feet) Tropical Fresh Water (TFW) for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks and 11.73 m (38.5 feet) TFW for vessels transiting the Panamax locks will become effective June 12, 2019, instead of May 28, 2019.

The maximum authorized draft allowed of 13.41 meters (44.0 feet) TFW for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks and 12.04 m (39.5 feet) TFW for vessels transiting the Panamax locks, as published in Advisory to Shipping No. A-10-2019, will continue to be in effect until June 12, 2019.

We will continue to monitor the level of Gatun Lake and announce future draft adjustments in a timely manner. (Advisory ADV15-2019)





 


Transits Through Expanded Panama Canal

Panama Canal Maintenance Schedule

July
West Lane* 32 - 34
(Miraflores Locks)
July 17, 18  2019 (4 Hours per day) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1
August
West Lane** 32 - 34
(Miraflores Locks)
August 6 -13,  2019 (8 Days) Tentative - Booking Condition: 2
West Lane** 32 - 34
(Miraflores Locks)
August 22 -23,  2019 (5 Hours per days) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1
September
East 28 - 30
(Gatun Locks)
September 1, 2019 (12 Hours ) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1.a
Center*** 28 - 30
(Gatun Locks)
September 2 - 14, 2019 (12 Days ) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1.a
West 28 - 30
(Gatun Locks)
September 2, 2019 (12 Hours ) Tentative - Booking Condition: 1.a
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