The Canal Authority have provided in their Advisory A-04-2016 tentative dates for locks maintenance:
Feb 25 (10 hours) Gatun
May 4-6 (2.5 days) Miraflores
May 24-27 (4 days) Miraflores
Jun 15-17 (2.5 days) Miraflores
Jul 5-8 (4 days) Miraflores
Jul 26-29 (4 days) Pedro Miguel
Aug 17-19 (2.5 days) Gatun
Sep 7-9 (2.5 days) Gatun
During these periods some congestion anticipated and waiting times for non booked vessels expected to be minimum 72/96 hours. Demand for transit booking, as customary, will exceed the booking slots available. Bookings allocated as per Canal Authority customer weighted ranking. One slot available daily via the auction process.
Attached ACP press release of Feb 14.
- [PDF] ACP_Press_Release