Panama Canal transits could benefit from a disappearing El Nino

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The National Weather Service predicts the end of El Niño by mid-2024, with a likely shift to La Niña, increasing the chance of alleviating the Panama Canal’s drought issues. Despite the current dry conditions limiting transits, the Panama Canal Authority plans to keep 24 daily transits until the end of April. The canal’s operations will heavily depend on the expected rainy season in May, which could restore normal transit levels or necessitate further reductions based on rainfall.

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