Sunday, January 19, 2020

"Panama Canal announces freshwater surcharge amid scant rains"

AP:

The Canal Authority presented its annual report last week highlighting that 2019 was one of the watershed’s lowest rain years in many decades, about 20% below the historic average.

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Each passage entails the usage of millions of gallons of freshwater, much of which is released into the ocean.

Clients pay an average of $188,000 per transit, though some crossing fees rise as high as $1 million, according to authorities.