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Panama Canal Transits

The Panama Canal is a lock-type canal, so it does not employ the convoy system. In 1983 the Canal adopted an optional transit reservation system with a daily a limited number of payable bookings.


Each vessel is assigned a transit schedule in accordance with regulations governing pilotage and other restrictions imposed by the vessel's type, size, and/or cargo. We carry out daily assessments of canal transit delays and booking recommendations.


Due to the complexity of the reservation system, we encourage you to consult our experts on the convenience and advantages of advance booking. 

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