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Panama Canal reduces slots for ships due to droughts

Tugboat tows a blue Cosco Container ship through the Panama Canal

Reuters, January 13, 2019 PANAMA CITY – The Panama Canal said on Monday it will cut its daily slot reservations due to droughts, and impose a “freshwater” charge on ships to maintain the thoroughfare’s levels, tightening access to one of the world’s most important trading routes. Canal Administrator Ricaurte Vasquez told a news conference that from Feb. 15, a fixed charge …

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The Panama Ditch? Canal has the lowest water level in 70 years

A large container ship being pulled by a tug boat through the Panama Canal as two workers walk alongside supervising

PortandTerminal.com, December 7, 2019 November was one of the driest months in history for the Panama Canal Hydrographic Basin, resulting in the “redoubling of measures” to conserve and make more efficient use of water to keep it flowing PANAMA CITY – Like other regions of the country affected by low rainfall, the Panama Canal Watershed closed out November as one …

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