The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced an increase of the maximum authorised draft for neopanamax vessels transiting the Panama Canal to 14.33 m (47 ft)Tropical Fresh Water (TFW).
Vessels arriving with drafts over 14.33 m (47.0 feet) TFW may be allowed to transit, 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 be allowed to transit.
The ACP will continue to monitor the level of Gatun Lake in order to announce future draft adjustments in a timely manner.
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