Panama Canal Advisory: Changed Lane Outage Dates
For operational reasons, the lane outages at Pedro Miguel and Gatun locks for miter gate maintenance scheduled from Thursday, October 31, to Friday, November 1, 2013, will be rescheduled to begin on Wednesday, October 30, 2013, at 2200 hours through Thursday, October 31, 2013, at 0600 hours.
As a result, and in accordance with the rules governing the Transit Reservation System (OP’s Notice to Shipping No. N-7-2013), Condition 1.a will be in effect on October 31, 2013. Applications for reserved transits while this condition is in effect will be received beginning at 0900 hours October 28, 2013.
The Just-In-Time (JIT) transit slots available for booked supers will be reduced to one (1) per direction, and the JIT slots available for booked regular vessels transiting without restrictions will remain at one(1) per direction.
The booking slot available through the Auction Process, as well as the slots available for regular vessels less than 300 feet in LOA, will continue to be offered during this period.