Advisory to Shipping No. A-02-2021

January 9, 2021
TO : All Shipping Agents, Owners, and Operators
SUBJECT: Unscheduled Lane Outage at Gatun Locks

Beginning at 08:00 hours on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, until 0001 hours on Friday, January 15, 2021 (40
hours), the East Lane of Gatun Locks will be out of service for removal of the “Soft-Nose” structure at the
North end of Gatun locks.

As a result, and in accordance with the rules governing the Transit Reservation System (OP Notice to
Shipping No. N-7-2021), Condition 2 for the Panamax locks will be in effect from Wednesday, January 13,
2021 to Friday, January 15, 2021. Applications for reserved transits while Condition 2 is in effect will be
received beginning at 0900 hours on Sunday, January 10, 2021. The Just-In-Time (JIT) transit slots available
for supers and regulars transiting without restrictions will be one for each direction. The booking slots
available through the auction process, and the slots for Neopanamax vessels, will remain unchanged during
this period.

Ilya R. Espino de Marotta
Deputy Administrator and Vice President
for Operations