Panama Canal / Forthcoming maintenance jobs at locks – ReminderFriday, 25th May 2018
Further to our below reminder send previously by email, please find attached Advisory just received from the PCA regarding the next lane outage which makes it official.
According to the last Panama Canal Monthly Operations Summary, the schedule for the next locks maintenance outages are:
From May 29th to 01st June (4 days) at Pedro Miguel locks where the estimated transit capacity per day considering all type of vessels and both directions is less that 28; coupled with this there is a reduction on the number of booking slots during the period of the repairs – Booking System will be in condition 2 where only 10 slots are available for Supers and only 06 for Regulars in total, both directions.
Simultaneously there is a job programmed at Miraflores locks on May the 30th (24 hrs) that would also contribute with more delays.
The PCA some times announces the FIRM dates only @ 3 days in advance and in some occasion there is no official announcement at all.
PCA Advisory to Shipping
Waypoint Port Services S.A. (Panama)
**Information provided by the Panama Canal Authority