period at the Panama Canal’s Miraflores locks tentatively scheduled for August
29 to September 10 would likely cause long delays for ships that are not booked
During the last
maintenance period, from July 4 to 17 in the Gatun locks, wait times were said
to be up to 11 days for non-booked vessels. That maintenance window was
extended seven days from the scheduled July 4 to 10.
Current delays for tankers stand at about four days without
A spokesperson for the
Panama Canal said the operations team expects that the canal should be able to
maintain daily transit capacity at 13 transits a day for super-class tankers
with beam lengths of 91 to 107 feet (27.74 to 32.62 meters).