The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has updated the maximum draft allowed for Neopanamax vessel transits to 13.41 m Tropical Fresh Water (TFW), effective 5th August.
This was based on the water level at Gatun Lake and the near term weather forecast.
The maximum authorised transit draft had been previously set at 11.74 m TFW.
This announcement comes on the back of the suspension of the third draft restriction scheduled to become effective on 6th June, 2016, due to dry weather conditions brought about by El Niño.
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