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Ships may face more than 30% higher costs under new Panama Canal Authority measures, says International Chamber of Shipping

Ships may face more than 30% higher costs under new Panama Canal Authority measures, says International Chamber of Shipping

13 February, 2020

The Panama Canal Authority has said it will impose a ‘Freshwater Charge’ on ships passing through the canal from 15th February. The charge will be set at $10,000 for any vessel over 125 feet long. There will also be a variable surcharge based on the level of the Gatun Lake at the time of transit. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) calculate this move will increase costs to ships passing through the Panama Canal by up to 15%.

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