Two of Panama Canal’s locks will be closed due to scheduled dry chamber seal repairs until 26 August, Panama Canal Authority said in a report.
In adherence to the rules governing the Transit Reservation System, the west lane of Miraflores locks and the east lane of Gatun Locks would be closed. Condition 2 for the Panamax locks will be in effect from August 23 to August 26.
Operations at the west lane of Miraflores locks were stopped Monday due to repairs on several Miter gates. Similarly, Miter gates in the east lane of the Gatun locks will undergo maintenance through Friday.
Also according to PCA, the booking slot available through the auction process, as well as slots available for vessels less than 300 feet in LOA, and slots for Neopanamax ships will still be offered during the shutdown period.