Panama Canal Takes Steps to Shrink Wait Times

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 23, 2015

Panama Canal Miraflores Locks (Photo: ACP)

Panama Canal Miraflores Locks (Photo: ACP)

Aiming to help accommodate unseasonably high demand, the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced it has taken a number of steps to expedite traffic and decrease Canal Waters Time (CWT).
 
The ACP has postponed noncritical maintenance work, modified bookings and assigned additional operations personnel. As a result, the canal has made steady progress, according to ACP.
 
ACP said current wait times for transiting ships have been reduced and now stands at four days or less. Moreover, the number of ships awaiting transit has been cut by 40 percent from its recent high in October.
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