Panama Canal Authority Allows Swapping of Booking Slots


From December 1, Panama Canal Authority (ACP) has announced that (for a limited time only) it will allow booking slots to be swapped or substituted between container vessels belonging to one of the alliances.

This facility will only be permitted if the vessels are of the same classification and type. They would need to belong to services under the same alliance and be transiting in the same direction.

According to the arrangement, same alliance ships will be able to swap their reserved transit slots up to 5 times each booking and no cancellation fee will be incurred if the request is put forth a minimum of 7 days prior to the arrival of the ship.