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2023 Cruiser Resource Guide for Panama City

This document tells you where to find almost anything in Panama. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ue3ox97aiad24kp/2023%20Cruiser%20Resource%20Guide%20for%20Panama%20City.pdf?dl=0

7-Hour Wait for Disembarking Cruise Passengers in New Panama Terminal

New Amador cruise terminal debacle.

Transiting the Panama Canal without an agent

This is an excellent recent account of organising and completing a transit on yacht Brio. Achieving anything in Panama can be frustrating, but as this website and this article demonstrates it is entirely possible to arrange a transit through the… Continue Reading →

Cruise Ships Adding $10 million to Panama Economy

Cruise ships could generate $10 million to the Panama economy.

Panama Canal expansion boosts payment to State to over $2 billion

Panama Canal expansion boosts payment to State to over $2 billion

New Containership Record Set During Canal Transit

Containership record.

The Arias Roosevelt Treaty

The history of the Arias Roosevelt Treaty

New Canal Tolls

Published in July 2022

ACP Will Allow Transit of Russian Vessels

ACP to allow passage of Russian ships

After a Record Year, Even More Tonnage Forecast for 2022

Record year for Panama Canal.

Panama Canal Records Record Tonnage

Panama Canal records record tonnage

1.1 Million Canal Transits in 107 Years

1.1 million Canal transits

96.8% of World’s Container Fleet Can Now Transit Panama Canal

An increase in the length of ships using the  neo-Panamax locks of the Panama Canal means that 96.8 % of  the global container fleet can now transit the  waterway.

Connecting The World Through The Panama Canal

The main trade routes using the Panama Canal

Panama Canal Traffic Returns to Pre-Pandemic Levels

Canal traffic increases

Panama Canal – Fewer Ships, Increased Tonnage

Fewer ships, increased tonnage

Uncrewed US Navy Overlord-Class Ship Transits The Panama Canal

Uncrewed US Navy ship transits the Canal

Helping The Panama Rainforests Help the Panama Canal

Panama rainforest rehabilitation

LNG tankers without reservation face longer delays for Panama Canal transit

LNG tankers delayed

11,000 crew changes facilitated in the Republic of Panama

Crew changes

Heavy Rainfall Allows Vessels With 50-foot Draft To Transit The Canal

Changes to draft rules after heavy rainfall

Panama Canal Shipping Rebounds

Panama Canal shipping rebounds

10,000th Ship Transits Canal Expansion Locks

10,000th ship transits Panama Canal expansion locks.

Panama Canal Traffic Down 21% in May

Panama Canal traffic down 21% in May

COVID-19 Reduces Canal Transits

COVID-19 Reduces Canal Transits

Panama Canal implements water tax on ships

Panama Canal implements water tax on ships

Canal Water Crisis Worst in 70 Years

Canal water crisis link

The Canal Marks 20th Anniversary of Panamanian Operation

Canal 20th anniversary link

Lake Gatun Below Expected Level As Dry Season Looms

Lake Gatun

Tips for Transiting the Panama Canal

Recruited at the last minute for a trip through the Canal, a sailor learns the ropes of how to pass through the locks.

8,000th NeoPanamax vessel crosses the isthmus

8,000th NeoPanamax vessel crosses the isthmus

Panama Canal celebrates 105 years of continuous operation

Panama Canal celebrates 105 years of continuous operation

Third Canal bridge open to traffic

Third canal bridge open to traffic

Panama Canal draft raised to 45 feet on recent rains

Panama Canal draft raised to 45 feet on recent rains

Panama Canal draft restrictions continue

Panama Canal draft restrictions continue

Low Water Level of Rivers Has Negative Effect on Panama Canal

Low Water Level of Rivers Has Negative Effect on Panama Canal

Panama Canal Fees to Increase

In June 2019, the ACP announced a proposal to significantly increase the cost of a Canal transit in a small vessel from January 2020. Basically a yacht less than 65 feet long will now pay $1600, which is a 100%… Continue Reading →

Panama Canal rainfall lowest in 106 years

Panama Canal rainfall lowest in 106 years

US trade war moves China down Canal user ladder

US trade war moves China down Canal user ladder

More rain but not enough for Canal

More rain but not enough for Canal

Climate change poses new threat to Panama Canal

Climate change poses new threat to Panama Canal

The Ultimate Collection Of Books About Panama

The Ultimate Collection Of Books About Panama

Third Canal locks produce 50% of toll income

Third Canal locks produce 50% of toll income

New record for container ship Canal transit

World’s second-biggest LNG tanker-class vessel to transit Panama Canal for first time

World’s second-biggest LNG tanker-class vessel to transit Panama Canal for first time

Panama Canal Drought Puts Bullseye on U.S. Gulf Crop Exports

Panama Canal Drought Puts Bullseye on U.S. Gulf Crop Exports

Drought hits Panama Canal shipping, highlights climate fears

Drought hits Panama Canal shipping, highlights climate fears

The future of the Panama Canal: What’s next for grain and coal shipping

The future of the Panama Canal: What’s next for grain and coal shipping

The future of the Panama Canal: What’s next for LNG, LPG and oil tankers

The future of the Panama Canal: What’s next for LNG, LPG and oil tankers

Some 6,000 Neopanamax Vessels Passed through the Panama Canal

Some 6,000 Neopanamax Vessels Passed through the Panama Canal

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