Panama Canal Authority Held Public Consultations On Proposed Toll Increases This Morning
Wednesday, May 23 2012 @ 11:57 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
The ACP Board of Directors last month approved a proposal amending certain market segments of the Panama Canal and established from 1 July, an increase to the segments of general cargo, containers / breakbulk, bulk dry tankers, chemical tankers, car carriers, ro-ro, and others. The remaining segments will not have adjustments at this time. For smaller vessels, they proposed four price levels on the basis of the length of the boat.
New segments - The proposal increases from eight to eleven segments by type of vessels of the Panama Canal. For the existing (container, refrigerated cargo, dry bulk carriers, passenger, car carriers, tankers, general cargo and other), it eliminates the tanker segment, and adds the oil tankers, chemical tankers and container ships / loose cargo. Also, the vehicle carriers are incorporated hereinafter as ships types roll on / roll off (roro) being called car carriers / roro.
As a next step, the ACP Board of Directors will review the feedback from customers and users before making a decision on the proposed amendment of tolls which will then be sent to the Cabinet Council for final approval. (Critica)