Long Delays Hit Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is currently experiencing serious delays at both the Atlantic and Pacific sides, according to gCaptain.

The current waiting times have stretched for several days, with non-booked cargo ships waiting at anchor since October 15, 2015. The total number of ships waiting at anchorages at both sides was  129, as of last Thursday. The vessels arriving on the south side have been waiting since October 14, 2015.

According to recent updates by Marine Traffic, the ships are traveling at speeds of around 3 knots, as they need to anchor to deal with the congestion issues.

Historically, the total time to sail the Panama Canal was 15 hours (8 hours of this time is spent waiting). The reason of increased  waiting times is bad weather conditions.

Please be guided accordingly. RCL Agencies will provide more details once available.