Panama Canal Announces Lane Closure Through Friday

The east lane of the Panama Canal’s Gatun Locks is out of service until 12:01 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15.

The lane was closed at 8:00 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, for unscheduled maintenance.

To accommodate traffic displaced by the closure, additional slots are available for reserved transits of the other locks.

The added slots will accommodate Panamax vessels (65,000-80,000 tons deadweight (DWT)) throughout the days of the closure.

However, the number of transit slots for Neopanamax vessels (up to 120,000 DWT) will not change.

This article comes from U.S. Department of Agriculture's Jan. 14, 2021, Grain Transportation Report.

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