Panama Canal to Reduce Booking Slots Due to Transit Delays

Image Courtesy: ACP

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) plans to temporarily reduce the number of booking slots for supers in the third period to 5, for a total of 15 slots, due to “an unusual delay” in transits for non-booked vessels.

The reduction will become effective on January 20, 2017, and will be maintained until further notice, according to the ACP.

The measure is being introduced in response to “growing concerns” of shippers regarding the extended waiting period currently experienced by their vessels, the ACP said.

Applications for reserved transits under these terms will be received commencing on January 17, 2017. The booking slots available through the auction process will continue to be offered and the limits by direction and restriction will remain unchanged, the ACP added.

Earlier in January, the East lane of the Gatun Locks was out of service for three days as the ACP performed “unforeseen repairs” on the northeast approach wall.

Share this article

Follow World Maritime News

In Depth>

Events>

<< Dec 2017 >>
MTWTFSS
27 28 29 30 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 19 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

APM – ASIA PACIFIC MARITIME 2018

27 years in the making, APM is the premier shipbuilding & marine, workboat and offshore exhibition in Asia trusted by generations of industry professionals.

read more >

Mega Cargo Show 2018

The focus of the event is to bring all connected with cargo fraternity on a single platform…

read more >

Vietship 2018

Vietship is the largest and longest established exhibition in Vietnam featuring all aspect of Shipbuilding, Shipping and Offshore Technology.

Since its first event in 2002, Vietship has become the convergence and platform of advanced technologies regional and worldwide in shipbuilding and ship repair, marine equipment, waterway transportation and services, marine and offshore engineering.

After 16 years of eight consecutive editions, Vietship has affirm itself as an important event in enhancing cooperation and development, attracting investments, exchanging technology and creating ideal opportunities for trade promotion in the international maritime industry.

More info

read more >

LNG Bunkering Summit 2018

The conference will cover the obstacles facing both the shipping and port communities, exploring developments in conversion and new builds…

read more >