Subject to the limitations imposed by Articles II and VI of the 1977 Treaty concerning the Permanent Neutrality and Operation of the Panama Canal, between the United States and the Republic of Panama, and subject to compliance with the provisions of this part, the Panama Canal Transit Reservation System allows vessels, including commercial passenger vessels, desiring to transit the Canal, to reserve transit slots in advance of arrival to Canal waters and be moved through the Canal on pre-assigned dates. Notice to Shipping N-07 “Panama Canal Transit Reservation System” includes the rules and provisions concerning the Panama Canal Transit Reservation System.
In an effort to improve our services the Panama Canal is automating the Transit Reservation processes. The following User´s Guides are available as online training / electronic learning for the New Transit Reservation System; in which you will be able to manage all Transit Reservation (Booking) requests. It allows each individual to tackle the subject at their own pace.