Panama Canal modifies passenger ship toll structure

2022-01-14T19:58:19+00:00 January 14th, 2022|Finance|

The Panama Canal Authority (PCA) is to modify its passenger ship toll structure from 1st February.

This will standardise the tolls unit by PC/UMS (Panama Canal Universal Measurement System) tonnage capacity for all passenger vessels seeking to use a single unit, to provide transparency and less complex structure for customers and the Panama Canal, the PCA said.

It eliminates the tolls unit by maximum berth capacity and standardises the tariff based on PC/UMS tonnage capacity, depending on the locks, tonnage range and loading conditions (laden or ballast).

Current tariffs, implemented since 1st April, 2016, will remain unchanged considering the difficult conditions affecting the cruise industry, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For details of the new toll structure, see the PCA website.