Panama Canal

Increase Maximum Authorized Transit Draft for the Neopanamax Locks.
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Panama Canal Authority has announced maximum allowable draft in Gatun and Alhajuela Lakes. With effect from 13 June 2018, the maximum authorized transit draft will be 14.94 meters (49.00 feet) Tropical Fresh Water. Vessels arriving with drafts over 14.94m (49.0 feet) TFW may be allowed to transit after 13 June 2018, 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 transit.

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