PANAMA CANAL WATER CONSERVATION STRATEGIES
January 15, 2020
Our Correspondents in Panama have notified us of the Panama Canal Authority Advisory to Shipping ADV02-2020.
Due to changing rainfall patterns and historic low water levels at Gatun Lake, the Panama Canal will implement a series of water conservation measures with effect from FEBRUARY 15TH 2020.
- A Fresh Water Surcharge of USD 10,000 applicable to vessels over 38.1 metres LOA
- A variable fee of between 1 to 10% of the vessel’s tolls.
- Adjustments to the booking system
- A new Visit Creation fee (ETA handling fee)