(Reuters) – Panama’s Canal Authority said on Wednesday that the canal was operating normally and without delays, adding that no ships had been detained in the trade waterway.
The entity posted the statement on Twitter in response to a tweet from Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez, who said a ship carrying 25,000 tonnes of soy had been detained in the canal.
The ship with soy protein for food production in VEN continues in the Panama Canal without authorization from the insurance company to move the cargo to our country! We demand the immediate cessation of the blockade of @realDonaldTrump Free […] https://t.co/74vxHbPOGK
— Delcy Rodríguez (@DRodriguez_en) August 8, 2019