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Panama Canal Ups Maximum Draft for Neopanamax Locks

June 14, 2018

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The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) increased the maximum allowable draft for vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks on June 13.

The maximum authorized draft for vessels transiting these locks was set at 14.94 meters tropical fresh water (TFW).

The ACP informed that vessels arriving with drafts over 14.94 meters TFW may be allowed to transit depending on the actual level of Gatun Lake at the time of transit.

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