Panama Canal to increase daily transits to 24 starting in January


Post image

Improved situation resulted from rainfall, lake levels and water savings measures in November. Container ships with advanced bookings get priority.

SAVANNAH, Ga., Dec. 19, 2023 – The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced it will increase the number of daily vessel transits from 20 to 24 in January based on the current and projected rainfall in Gatun Lake.

Under the new measure, seven Neopanamax and 17 Panamax vessels are expected to transit each day. The change goes into effect Jan. 16, 2024, until further notice.

Container vessels that book well in advance are prioritized, and should be relatively unimpeded via the Panama Canal to and from Savannah. 

Georgia Ports Authority will continue to keep all supply chain planners apprised of further developments to support your decision-making.