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    Egyptian Ports

    The current situation overview at main Egyptian ports.

    • Port of Damietta: all dry bulk berths are occupied, with 19 vessels at anchorage and 11 expected (3-4 days berthing delay for dry bulk cargoes), furthermore there are no delays expected for tanker vessels,
    • Port of Adabiya: only 3 dry bulk berths are occupied, with 4 vessels waiting and 3 expected (1-2 days delay), no delays for tanker vessels,
    • Port of El Dekhila: most berths are occupied, with 15 vessels waiting and 7 expected (3-4 days delay subject to cargo sample results for grains),
    • Port of Abu Qir: slight berthing delays are expected, with 7 vessels at anchorage and 7 expected. Berths no. 4 and 5 are still working with half capacity as the port is heavily used by offshore vessels.

    As Eid al-Adha "Sacrifice Feast" will begin on the 1st day of September, increased number of grain vessels is expected. 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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    Mississippi River

    Further water levels decrease on the Mississippi River.

    Expected water depth at American locations: New Orleans 134 cm (4.40 ft), Reserve 187 cm (6.13 ft), Donaldsonville 238 cm (7.80 ft), Baton Rogue 411 cm (13.48 ft), Red River Landing 858 cm (28.16 ft). For the coming weeks the levels are expected to increase slightly.

    In measure of tonnage, the largest port district in the world is located along the Mississippi River delta in Louisiana. The Port of South Louisiana is one of the largest volume ports in the US, representing 500 million tons of shipped goods per year. Shipping at the lower end of the Mississippi is focused on petroleum and petroleum products, iron and steel, grain, rubber, paper, wood, coffee, coal, chemicals, and edible oils. 

    For more information:
    Wilhelmsen New Orleans at (+1) 504 739-7100