Additional Information

Panama Canal

Transit Expenses

Transit tolls and others related charges such as towage, wire handling, inspections, etc depends on vessel’s particulars and characteristics such as type of vessel, Displacement, LOA, BEAM, Max Oil Carrying Capacity and amount of wires that requires for the lockage therefore we have prepared charts for quick reference.

PCNET (Panama Canal Net Tonnage) is a volume unit obtained by the ACP based on ship’s GRT, LOA and BEAM and all spaces suitable to accommodate cargo.

In order to obtain exact transit expenses please contact us at [email protected] .

Tolls Calculator

As an additional tool, the ACP (Panama Canal Authority) provides on their website, the possibility of running the calculations for the Tolls, Booking Fee and Additional Transit Expenses. You can find the find the calculation software on the below link:

Fresh Water Surcharge

Gatun lake level

Fresh Water Surcharge

Neopanamax (New locks) Projected Draft restriction
in TFW (feet)

Panamax (Old locks) Projected Draft restriction
in TFW (feet)

79USD10,000 +
5 % over toll
80USD10,000 +
3.54 % over toll
82USD10,000 +
1.42 % over toll
84USD10,000 +
0.47 % over toll
86USD10,000 +
0.15 % over toll
88USD10,000 +
0.04 % over toll

The estimated maximum drafts shown in the above table are only estimates and shall be used for reference purposes only. The official maximum Panama Canal transit drafts are communicated via official Panama Canal Advisories to Shipping.