Maersk to resume sailing through the Panama Canal in May

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By LatAm Reports Editorial Team

He had reduced his transits and opted for a land bridge with the help of the railway. In May, its ships returned to the waters of the Channel.

Shipping company Maersk, one of the world’s tops, announced that it will sail the Panama Canal again from next May.

According to the website Portal Portal, the ships of the Danish company operating between Oceania and America will again cross the interoceanic route from May 10.

Maersk had begun to stop passing through the Canal in early January and had opted for a land bridge, facilitated by Panama’s railway to move cargo between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

The suspension of service occurred on the basis of changes implemented by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) regarding the reservation process to navigate the road, due to the low water levels reported in the  lago Gatún.

Transit limitations were directly related to the severe drought facing Panama, but it was expected that they would be gradually alleviated as the rains increased and, with this, the levels of the lakes that supply the water for the operation of the interoceanic route.

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The service will return to its pre-existing rotation that was in force before the current configuration of two circuits, established with the conexión de Panama Rail connection, which will be phased out at the end of May, the shipping company reported.

The first southbound voyage will take place on May 7 when the Maersk Inverness container ship from Philadelphia. Meanwhile, May 20 will be the first of the northern sense with the sailing of the Spirit of Auckland ship from Sydney.

With 681 boats, Maersk is the second largest shipping company in the world, with capacity of 4.1 million TEUs, equivalent to 15.0% of the total market.

This article has been translated from the original which first appeared in Pan American