Panama Canal Wait Times ‘Back To Normal’

“The current wait times experienced by ships transiting the Panama Canal have returned to “normal operating levels,” according to a statement from the Panama Canal Authority (ACP). The ACP said wait time for transiting ships is now two days or less. Last month delays for ships without reservations to transit the canal reached seven to eight days. Moreover, the ACP number of ships awaiting transit is down 67 percent from recent highs. The measures taken to expedite traffic and decrease canal waters time, include modification of the ACP booking system, postponement of non-critical maintenance projects, and the assignment of additional personnel to operations. ACP said the number of booking slots for regular vessels, as well as the number of just-in-time transit slots for supers and regulars, will return to normal.”