Member shipping lines in the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement have announced their intention to increase
In 2005 the Panama Canal Authority adopted changes to the way Canal transit fees are assessed, shifting to a per container formula from one based on vessel weight, and then announced annual increases to the transit fee under the new formula, for 2005-07. WTSA lines modified the fee to reflect the new formula and initial increase but has not adjusted the charge since then. Westbound carriers shipping cargo from the
More recently, Panama's Cabinet Council has approved a proposal by the ACP for further transit fee increases of 10% annually over 2007-09, including an increase in the fee formula for empty containers effective May 1, 2007.
WTSA is a voluntary discussion and research forum of 10 major container shipping lines serving the trade from ports and inland points in the