Despite the consequences that climate change and the El Niño phenomenon are causing worldwide, the Panama Canal continues to operate normally. Some adjustments have been made to save water, in order to maintain normal and uninterrupted traffic for the benefit of global trade.

Since January 2023, the Panama Canal Authority has adopted a series of transitory measures, which respond to the current climate context, which has forced, in a responsible manner, to reduce the number of daily transits through the interoceanic route from 36 to 32 vessels, ensuring the option of a reliable and sustainable interoceanic route for the world shipping community.


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For your reference, the communications issued by the Panama Canal Authority on water saving measures in its operations are available on the page, Press Room, News section.


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Issue 86 of Robban Assafina

(Jul./ Aug. 2023)


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