Guidance for LNG Carriers Transiting the Panama Canal
- Product Review (submitted on 9 December 2014):
The Panama Canal recently celebrated its centenary. It will soon celebrate a very significant enlargement of its locks that will enable much bigger ships than the current “Panamax” size to pass through the canal system.
This important development should enable the vast majority of the world’s current crop of LNG carriers to transit the canal.
SIGTTO consulted closely with the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) to prepare for this important new phase in the seaborne transportation of LNG. This clear and concise guide is the result of those consultations.
Very clearly illustrated and simply written, the guide is a must, obviously, for masters and owners of LNG ships. While focused on those very specialised vessels, it is also of considerable value to anyone who is planning to transit the new Panama Canal in any kind of vessel.