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    Wellington, New Zealand

    Ongoing work to get the Port of Wellington as fully operational as possible after the earthquake continues.

    Port access was partially closed off for rail line replacement work which is causing traffic disruption. Gantry cranes and container terminal are still out of operation, however according to unofficial information, they will be ready for testing in August 2017. Currently, geared box ships have priority over all other vessels.

    Furthermore, Centreport intends to remove earthquake-prone buildings. A metal curtain will be erected alongside Waterloo Quay this month in preparation for the demolition of the former MSC (“Seaworks”) and Shed 29/G&A buildings.

    For more information:
    Wilhelmsen Wellington at (+64) 4 473 4460

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    The Turkish Straits

    The current situation overview at the Turkish Straits.

    Today, on 18th August vessel traffic both ways will be suspended at the Bosphorus strait due to passage of oil drilling platform Amazone. Vessel traffic at the Dardanelles Strait is currently in service with no suspensions pending for both, North bound and South bound passages.

    Estimated delays for panamax, aframax, suezmax tankers: 24-48 hrs at Dardanelles for Northbound passage; 24-60 hrs at Bosphorus for Northbound passage; 12-24 hrs at Bosphorus for Southbound passage; 12-24 hrs at Dardanelles for Southbound passage.

    Handysize tankers will be forced to wait approximately 12-24 hrs at Dardanelles for Northbound passage, 72-96 hrs at Bosphorus for Northbound passage, 48-72 hrs at Bosphorus for Southbound passage, 12-24 hrs at Dardanelles for Southbound passage. 

    For more information:
    Wilhelmsen Istanbul at (+90) 216 681 3300