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Rising fuel costs have led the Panama Canal Authority to announce revised fees for tug, locomotive and line-handling services, effective March 1.
Rates for tug services will increase 8 percent; rates for line-handling services will increase
7 percent. Additionally, a $300-per-wire fee will be charged for ancillary locomotive services, up from a $200-per-wire fee. Wires are attached to the locomotives to ensure that the vessels stay centered as they transit through the locks.
Container vessels that exceed the waterway's …