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Increased number of booking slots at Panama Canal for Neopanamax vessels.
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The Panama Canal Authority has announced that on 7th May will be offered one additional booking slot for Neopanamax vessels. This additional slot will be available during second period competition and will not be offered to LNG vessels.

Vessel to be awarded a booking slot for a particular date, should meets the following criteria:

Vessel type

LOA

Beam

Deep draft

Full container vessel

less than 320.0 meters (1,050 feet)

less than 41.15 meters (135 feet)

less than 13.72 meters

(45 feet) Tropical Fresh Water (TFW)

Any other vessel type

less than 304.8 meters (1,000 feet)

less than 41.15 meters (135 feet)

less than 13.72

meters (45 feet) Tropical Fresh Water (TFW)

Any vessel assigned a precaution designator of PD-1 or PD-2 (excluding full container vessels) with a beam of 36.58 meters (120 feet) or less, or with a length overall (LOA) of 259.08 meters (850 feet) or less.

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