Panamax

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Panamax

Panamax is the largest sized vessel that can transit the locks of the Panama Canal.

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Principal Dimensions

Imperial Units

  • Length.........965 feet
  • Breadth........106 feet
  • Draught.......39.5 feet
  • Air Draught....190 feet

Metric Units

  • Length.......294.1 meters
  • Breadth.......32.3 meters
  • Draught.......12.0 meters
  • Air Draught...57.9 meters

Exceptions to Panamax

Vessels may have an air draught of up to 62.5 meters or 205 feet if prior arrangements are made and the transit under the Bridge of the Americas is made during low tide.

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