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Panama Canal warns of possible draft restrictions

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Panama Canal Authority warned that the El Nino weather phenomenon could result in draft restrictions on the existing waterway as soon as April.

The restrictions could prevent vessels from loading to the full capacity of the locks, which normally can handle ships with tropical fresh-water drafts of as much as 39.5 feet.

Source: Journal of Commerce