How much?!? $829 468!

A  CONTAINER SHIP flying the Hong Kong flag will pay the highest ever Panama Canal  transit fee  when it passes through the new locks on Friday July 2.

“MOL Benefactor” will pay $829 468,   breaking the record set by the ship “Cosco Shipping Panama”  which inaugurated the new locks and  paid $ 575,545

“This vessel 337 meters long (long) and 48 meters wide will  transit through the new locks in a north direction, ie entering  through the locks of Cocolí in the Pacific, Friday July 1, to Clear Water locks on the Atlantic, “says a statement from the  Panama Canal Authority (ACP).

To date nine ships have passed through the new locks, including the inaugural transit.

The liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), ship  Lycaste Peace, of the  Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) Line, became on Monday the first LPG transit of the Canal.

174 ships have registered for transit through the newly opened locks, of which 166 remain to move. [NEWSROOM PANAMA]