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.