To help mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Panama Canal announced today a temporary adjustment to its reservation system that will provide customers with added flexibility and relief.
The 258.4 million CP / SUAB were recorded from October 2019 to March 2020, compared to the 247.4 million tons budgeted for the first half of the current fiscal year 2020.
The Panama Canal facilitated this Sunday the transit of Holland America’s MS Zaandam and MS Rotterdam cruise ships, under extraordinary conditions and for humanitarian reasons.
The Panama Canal supports all efforts being made to ensure an expedited return home for cruise passengers and crew on Holland America’s Zaandam.
Panama Canal adopted new measures to guarantee the continuity of its operation and prevent the further spread of the virus, safeguarding its workforce and the safety of its customers.
In the Panama Canal we join the World Water Day, committed, but also identified, because the nations are currently analyzing the climatic reality, whose effects are already impacting globally, and Panama, and its Canal, are no exception.
Panama Canal, through its inspection and control personnel, has the function of ensuring compliance with the Health and Prevention of Contagious Diseases Regulations within the waters of the Panama Canal.
The Panama Canal Authority has said it will impose a ‘Freshwater Charge’ on ships passing through the canal from 15th February. The charge will be set at $10,000 for any vessel over 125 feet long.
Due to changing rainfall patterns and historic low water levels at Gatun Lake, the main source of water for the waterway, the Panama Canal announced that it will implement a series of new measures beginning Februar.