Panama Canal

Panama Canal

Increase in Maximum Beam for Vessels in the Neopanamax Locks.
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Panama Canal Authority announced an increase in the maximum allowable beam for vessels transiting these locks.
Effective June 1, 2018, the maximum beam for commercial and non-commercial vessels acceptable for regular transits in the Neopanamax locks, measured at the outer surface of the shell plate and all protruding structures below the lock walls, is 51.25 meters (168.14 feet).

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