As the market embarks on a second year of record level LNG supply from the Atlantic Basin and strong competition from Asia for those volumes, a potential choke point is emerging: the Panama Canal. The canal can transit just one LNG vessel a day, laden or ballast, and only during daylight hours. The vessel transit restriction will be in place until October 2018 when capacity is expected to double to two vessels a day. In this video, S&P Global Platts Senior Director for Global Gas and LNG Madeline Jowdy examines how concerns about the Panama Canal can affect trade flows and investment decisions. For more information on Platts LNG Analytics , call +1 8557130658.