On October 1, 2018, the Panama Canal plans to lift restrictions on LNG (liquefied natural gas) vessels. Currently, they are only allowing transit during daylight hours and only one vessel at a time. Panama Canal Authority’s Deputy Administrator Manuel E. Benitez said “Together, these changes will provide more flexibility and time during the day to transit LNG vessels, and result in an opportunity for LNG shippers to compete for a second booking slot.”

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(World Maritime News)