Protests have broken out across the whole of Panama in response to rising living costs. Here’s the low down:

  • We expect protests to last the whole week,
  • Protests are particularly strong around major highways and connecting points of the country,
  • So far, authorities and service providers remain working normally.


For owner matters (crew changes, spare parts delivery, CTM, provisions, etc.) we strongly suggest anticipating services in order to avoid possible delays.

For more information on the situation in Panama, click to read this Bloomberg article ‘Fuel price freeze fails to halt Panama anti-inflation protests’

And for those of you planning to book your vessel in to the Panama Canal this month, here is the latest situation regarding vessel backlog:






Do you have vessels in Panama and need someone to solve shipping problems before they have even happened? Contact MasOceans SA and together with our local partners in Panama, Capas E.E.V., your port calls will run smoothly.

Capas is our partner in Panama for your port calls in: Bahía Las Minas (Terminal Granalera & Chevron), Colón 2000, Colón Container Terminal, Oil Tanking, Manzanillo International Terminal, Melones Oil Terminal, P.P.C. Balboa & Drydock MEC, Patsa & Potsa, PPC Christóbal & Telfer Tanks, PSA, PTP Charzo Azul, PTP Chiriquí Grande, Taboguilla.


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