That is that it is measured for the transit of the Panama Canal. It is some burocracy, and it costs a lot, even if the money is very small in comparison to the big ships. The new locks now handles 7 big ships a day. That means a revenu of two million dollars aa day, and then there is of course the revenu from the old locks. When small vessels, like ours pay about 1500 dollars all together, inclusive cruisin permit an some other fees, that is a lot for us, but it means very little in the books of the canal company. But there are prinsiples of coarse. There is one man who swam through the whole canal. He payed 36 cents! That is the smallest fee collected in the canal history.
We are hoping to transit the 7. to 8. March.