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    Egyptian Ports

    The current situation overview at main Egyptian ports.

    • Port of Damietta: all dry bulk berths are occupied, with 21 vessels at anchorage and 13 expected (3-4 days berthing delay for dry bulk cargoes), furthermore there are no delays expected for tanker vessels,
    • Port of Adabiya: all dry bulk berths are occupied, with 2 vessels waiting and 3 expected (3-4 days delay subject to cargo types, cargo readiness and vessel specifications), berthing delays tanker vessels is expected due to congestion,
    • Port of El Dekhila: most dry bulk berths are occupied, with 14 vessels waiting and 9 expected (3-4 days delay subject to cargo sample results for grains),
    • Port of Abu Qir: slight berthing delays are expected, with 2 vessels at anchorage and 4 expected. Berths no. 3 and 4 are still working with half capacity as the port is still being used by offshore vessels engaged in petroleum projects in the Mediterranean Sea.

    All the ports are currently operational with no closures or pilot service suspensions pending. 

    For more information:
    Wilhelmsen Alexandria at (+20) 3 484 3510

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    Taiwanese Ports

    Tropical storm Talim to affect vessel traffic and port operations at all the ports in Taiwan.

    Talim is beginning to develop into a significant storm and is predicted to become a category 3 typhoon by Tuesday, 12th September 2100 hrs LT. Landfall is still predicted to be late Wednesday night/early Thursday morning as a category 2 typhoon on the eastern Taiwanese coast. Expect port closures, operation stoppages, power outages, local flooding and tropical storm conditions.

    At this moment winds and gusts are reaching up to 80 mph (129 km/h). Talim current position is 18.1 N / 136.1 E and heading WNW at 13 mph (21 km/h).  Currently, Kaohsiung port is still operational with all the services available. Further updates regarding Typhoon development and port operational status will be published in due course. 

    For more information:
    Wilhelmsen Kaohsiung at (+886) 7 531 8161