​​​USDA Grain Transportation Report (7/14): Panama Canal Locks Closed Until July 20 For Scheduled Maintenance

The Panama Canal Authority has closed the east lane of the canal’s Miraflores Panamax Locks through July 20 for scheduled maintenance work.

During the outage, the locks’ daily transit capacity is estimated at 21-23 vessels — down from the normal capacity of 34-36 vessels.

No major delays are anticipated.

The locks’ exact transit capacity depends on vessel mix, transit restrictions, and other factors.

A majority of U.S. grain destined to Asia transits the canal.

This article comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) July 14, 2022, Grain Transportation Report.