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    Sohar, Oman

    24 Jul’17: New port tariff at the Port of Sohar effective from 1 August 2017. The Authorities have announced that revised price for port charges and services will be valid from 1 August 2017 until 30 June 2018. The new tariff will include: Rates for: Port Dues (Inside Port Basin), Marine Services (Inside Port Basin), Port Dues and Marine Services (Outside Port Basin), Anchorage Services, Port Boat Services Port Waste and Project Cargo Surcharge. For more information: WSS Sohar office at (+968) 26845093

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    Kiel Canal, Germany

    21 Jul'17: The Kiel Canal Authorities have announced that Southern Big Lockchamber at Kiel-Holtenau will be taken out of service on Monday (24 July 2017) until about Friday (28 July 2017), from about 07:00 until about 17:00 hrs daily to carry out remaining maintenance/repair works. During mentioned periods one Big Lockchamber will remain in operation only and delays are possible. For more information: WSS Germany office at (+49) 48 5282450

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    Egyptian Ports

    20 Jul'17: The current situation overview at main Egyptian ports. Port of Damietta: all dry bulk berths are occupied, with 11 vessels at anchorage and 13 expected, there are no delays expected for tanker vessels; Port of Adabiya: all dry bulk berths are occupied, with 2 vessels waiting and 9 expected (2-3 days delay), no delays for tanker vessels; Port of El Dekhila: all berths are occupied, with 6 vessels waiting and 7 expected (3-4 days delay subject to cargo sample results for grains). Abu Qir: most of berth occupied, with 6 vessels waiting and 4 expected (3-4 days delay). For more information: WSS Alexandria office at (+20) 3 4843510

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    Uruguay Ports

    19 Jul'17: General strike action scheduled for Thursday (20 July) affect port operations at all Uruguay ports. All activities of public entities will be suspended for 24 hours. Port operations are expected to recommence on 21 July (Friday). For more information: WSS Uruguay office at +1 281 867 200

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    Santos, Brazil

    19 Jul'17: The current situation overview at the Port of Santos, due to weather conditions. The weather condition has improved and Local Harbour Master decided to resume vessels maneuvering this Tuesday (18th July) as from 18:00 hrs. High Swells still persists then exception is made for vessels with LOA over 360m and/or Beam over 46m, according to Local Harbour Safety Regulation, berthing/ unberthing is allowed only in conditions of sea and wind up to Beaufort scale force 5. For more information: WSS Santos office at (+55) 13 2101 1822

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    Santos, Brazil

    18 Jul'17: The current situation overview at the Port of Santos due to dredging works. Santos Port Authorities confirmed maintenance dredging works to take place at Ilha Barnabe - Bocaina - as from Monday (17th July) - on sailing of MV Navig8 Victoria, presently under operations - up to Saturday (22nd July). Operations are conducted between Bollard 437up to Bollard 446. For more information: WSS Santos office at (+55) 13 2101 1822

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    Ain Sukhna, Egypt

    18 Jul'17: The current situation of liquid cargo berth at Ain Sukhna Port. LPG terminal at Ain Sukhna ( DPW ) port resumed cargo operation after the berth was in use by FSRU BW SINGAPORE. The first vessel will be expected to arrive around 24th July to load ammonia around 24000 MT. Shall do our best to revert with (Shippers, receivers & quantity). At Ain Sukhna (SUMED) Port, the LPG terminal is still under construction, expect to start cargo operation mid 2018. For more information: WSS Ain Sukhna office at (+20) 623 710 130/1

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    Santos, Brazil

    18 Jul'17: Santos Channel closed, due to bad weather. Adverse weather conditions affecting port operations at the Santos Port. This morning around 0800 hrs LT, Local Harbour Master decided to cease vessel maneuvers due to bad weather conditions. As per Santos Pilots Station, High Swells is reaching 3 m and strong winds 20 knots. Waves led to authorities to declare bar closure for in/out maneuvers that might impact line ups so far divulged. Safety comes first always. For more information: WSS Santos office at (+55) 13 2101 1822

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    New Mangalore, India

    17 Jul’17: The Authorities have announced revised maximum permissible draft at the Port of New Mangalore with continuation of circular dated 6th July 2017, in concunction with onset of monsoon season 2017 and continuous siltation. Maximum permissible draft for the approach channel has been reduced from 13.75m with 1m high tide to 13.50m with 1 high tide, with immediate effect. For more information: WSS Mangalore office at (+91) 824 245 7409

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    Chinese Ports

    14 Jul'17: Berthing delays for main iron ore ports in China: Bayuquan, Lianyungang, Jingtang, Xiamen 5-7 days with 5-8 vessels waiting; Caofeidian, Lanshan, Huangpu, Fangcheng 3-4 days with 1-4 vessels waiting; Shanghai, Taicang, Nantong, Kemen, Zhanjiang 2-3 days with 2-4 vessels waiting; Tianjin, Qingdao, Rizhao, Beilun, Zhoushan 1-2 days with 2-4 vessels waiting. There are no berthing delays at Dalian port for iron ore shipments. Beilun and Zhoushan: ports close from 0000 hrs LT to 0150 hrs LT 14th July, due to heavy fog.For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    El Dekheila, Egypt

    13 Jul'17: Operations at Berth No. 90/1 at the Port of El Dekheila have been suspended yesterday, on 12 July. The Local Harbour Master has announced, that subject berth will be out of service due to fender installation. Berth No. 90/1 is used for discharging iron ore, iron pellets, coal and collecting cargo samples, mostly from vessels carrying grain. Estimated waiting time for berthing is approximately 3-4 days, subject to cargo type and cargo sampling results. For more information: WSS Alexandria office at (+20) 3 4843510

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    Rhine River

    13 Jul'17: Low water surcharge applicable in multiple areas on Rhine River. A continuous trend in the decrease of water levels is forcing vessels to load approximately 300-400 MT less cargo and pay 10 % surcharge per 10 dm fall over the loaded weight. Expected water depth at German locations this week: Kaub 137 cm (39 cm less), Cologne 197 cm (38 cm less) and Ruhrort 275 cm (44 cm less). For the coming week the levels are expected to remain the same. For more information: WSS Rotterdam office at (+31) 10 487 7980

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    Santos, Brazil

    13 Jul'17: Further drafts revision at the Port of Santos. The Authorities have officially announced drafts revision no. 204, effective from 11 July 2017: Shed AL 04 - 10,90 m at low tide and 11,20 m at high tide; Shed IB SP - 10,10 m at low tide and 10,40 m at high tide; Shed CS 03 - 9,80 m at low tide and 10,10 at high tide; Shed ARM 35P2 - 13,70 m at low tide and 14,00 m at high tide. Subject sheds are mainly used for handling chemical, gas, petroleum derivatives, breakbulk and container cargoes. For more information: WSS Santos office at (+55) 13 2101 1822

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    Santos, Brazil

    12 Jul'17: The current situation overview at the Port of Santos. First section draft of Santos channel has been increased to 12,60 m at zero tide. The outlined increase has been officially announced by local Harbour Master as per communicate no. 1033/CPSP-MB. Furthermore, fertilizer berth Perola will be unavailable between 24 and 31 July due to scheduled maintenance. No port operations or vessel maneuvers will be possible during this period. There are no maintenance works scheduled for grain berths for July. For more information: WSS Santos office at (+55) 13 2101 1822

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    Egyptian Ports

    12 Jul'17: The Egyptian Authority for Maritime Safety has published notification concerning seafarers from Micronesia and vessels with Micronesian flag. The Government of Micronesia has estimated that approximately 300 ships and 1000 seafarers certificate have been registered illegally under the name of the FSM. All concerned parties are advised to take proper caution in order to avoid fraud. Furthermore, all information of those illegal activities should be reported to the Government of Micronesia. For more information: WSS Alexandria office at (+20) 3 4843510

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    Chinese Ports

    12 Jul'17: Berthing delays for main iron ore ports in China: Bayuquan, Lianyungang, Jingtang, Xiamen 5-7 days with 5-8 vessels waiting; Caofeidian, Lanshan, Huangpu, Fangcheng 3-4 days with 1-4 vessels waiting; Shanghai, Taicang, Nantong, Kemen, Zhanjiang 2-3 days with 2-4 vessels waiting; Tianjin, Qingdao, Rizhao, Beilun, Zhoushan 1-2 days with 2-4 vessels waiting. Despite recent closure due to heavy fog, there are no berthing delays at Dalian port for iron ore shipments. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Kaohsiung, Taiwan

    11 Jul'17: Container vessel M/V APL Jeddah damages chemical Wharf No.58 at the Port of Kaohsiung. Last Friday, on 7 July Singaporean flagged boxship collided with important chemical berth used for import/export operations, damaging approximately 50 m of its length. The Port Authority has announced that only vessel under LOA 120 m will be accepted until the berth will be restored. Reconstruction operations are expected to be completed in the next 6 months. For more information: WSS Kaohsiung office at (+886) 7 531 8161

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    Filipino Ports

    11 Jul'17: The Bureau of Customs has issued memorandum reminding about new requirement for bulk shipments at Filipino Ports. For purposes of determining the correct freight and other charges, all concerned are required to submit copy of the signed Charter Party for all bulk shipments. All remaining shipments shall be processed for release without submission of the Charter Party. Furthermore, the Bureau of Customs emphasize that new requirement has been issued for strict compliance. For more information: WSS Makati office at (+63) 2 816 7666

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    Egyptian Ports

    11 Jul'17: The current situation overview at main Egyptian ports. Port of Damietta: all dry bulk berths are occupied, with 11 vessels at anchorage and 13 expected, there are no delays expected for tanker vessels; Port of Adabiya: all dry bulk berths are occupied, with 2 vessels waiting and 9 expected (2-3 days delay), no delays for tanker vessels; Port of El Dekhila: all berths are occupied, with 6 vessels waiting and 7 expected (3-4 days delay subject to cargo sample results for grains). For more information: WSS Alexandria office at (+20) 3 4843510

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    Panama Canal

    10 Jul'17: Schedule of locks maintenance outages at the Panama Canal for July and August 2017. The ACP have announced the West Lane of Gatun locks minor outage period between 13 and 14 July. Further maintenance works will be conducted at East Lane of Miraflores locks from 1 August until 10 August and at East Lane of Gatun locks between 5 and 10 August. During these periods, estimated canal capacity will be reduced to 22-24 vessel. For more information: WSS Panama 24/7 Transit Desk office at (+507) 380 4429

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    Chornomorsk, Ukraine

    10 Jul'17: The USPA (Ukrainian Sea Ports Authority) has announced that approach channel to the Port of Chornomorsk will be dredged from 14,50 m to 16,00 m. Dredging project is currently at the stage of public bidding with estimated value of 110 mln UAH. Based on dredging results, the USPA expects significant cargo turnover increase of grain, bulk and container cargoes due to fact, that these goods are mainly transported by large capacity vessels. The project is expected to be completed in 2017. For more information: WSS Odessa office at (+380) 482 300 600

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    Supsa, Georgia

    10 Jul'17: Pipeline renovation activities scheduled for end of July and first half of August 2017 to affect vessel traffic at the Port of Supsa. Offshore facilities at Georgian port will be temporary unavailable for tanker vessels between 28 July 1000 hrs and 15 August 1000 hrs. The Baku–Supsa Pipeline (Western Route Export Pipeline and Western Early Oil Pipeline) is an 833 km long oil pipeline, which runs from the Sangachal Terminal near Baku to the Supsa Terminal in Georgia. It transports oil from the Azeri-Chirag-Guneshli field. For more information: WSS Poti office at (+995) 393 271 681

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    Damietta, Egypt

    7 Jul'17: Revised regulations at the Port of Damietta to affect vessels at the waiting area. Vessels shall be exempted from the fees from the date of their arrival until the end of the fourth day at the outer anchorage for general cargoes and until eight day for grain cargoes. Ships with Egyptian flag will be charged in Egyptian pounds. If vessel will be forced to remain at the outer anchorage due to port congestion or the Port Authority arrangement fees will be exempted. For more information: WSS Damietta office at (+20) 57 229 0048/9

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    New Mangalore, India

    7 Jul'17: The Authorities have announced revised maximum permissible draft at the Port of New Mangalore, in conjunction with onset of monsoon season 2017 and continuous siltation. Maximum draft for the approach channel has been reduced to 13.75 m with 1 m height of tide (from 14.00 m with 1 m height of tide) with immediate effect. Further maximum draft reduction to 13.50 m with 1 m height of tide is possible in July, subject to sounding result and siltation found. For more information: WSS Mangalore office at (+91) 824 245 7409

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    Egyptian Ports

    7 Jul'17: Head of the Maritime Transport Sector has announced official instructions update regarding to the Qatari crisis at Egyptian Ports. According to Foreign Minister for Arab Affairs to Maritime Transport Sector decree, all vessels with Qatari flag are not allowed to enter any Egyptian port. This publication is not applied to vessels calling the Suez Canal for transit voyage. Furthermore, ban will not affect Qatari origin cargoes as LNG shipments from Ras Laffan Port to Ain Sokhna Port will be permitted. For more information: WSS Alexandria office at (+20) 3 4843510

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    Cape Lambert, Australia

    6 Jul'17: Shiploader maintenance shut at the Port of Cape Lambert. Berthing and vessel shifting between berths will be suspended between 10 July 0000 hrs LT and 14 July 0000 hrs LT due to Shiploader no.11 preventive maintenance operations. Iron ore berths no.5 and no.6 will be affected; therefore port congestion will be possible during this period. Cape Lambert is one of the sea ports for exporting iron ore from Rio Tinto's mining operations in the Pilbara. For more information: WSS Dampier office at (+61) 8 9144 2311

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    Tubarao, Brazil

    6 Jul'17: Maintenance schedule for iron ore and grain berths at the Port of Tubarao. Grain berth TPD 3 will be closed from 12 July until 15 July due to scheduled preventive maintenance. Further renovation activities will be conducted at the following iron ore berths: Pier 2 between 7 and 8 July; Pier 1 from 16 July until 18 July. During these periods vessel maneuvers and port operations will be suspended. There are no further maintenance operations scheduled for July at the Port of Tubarao. For more information: WSS Tubarao office at (+55) 27 3225 3616

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    Mississippi River

    6 Jul'17: The water levels decrease on the Mississippi River. Expected water depth at American locations: New Orleans 496 cm (8.80 ft), Reserve 696 cm (12.80 ft), Donaldsonville 910 cm (17.10 ft), Baton Rogue 1231 cm (26.10 ft), Red River Landing 1758 cm (42.10 ft). For the coming weeks the levels are expected to further decrease slightly. The Authorities plan to dredge the river channel to 50 ft., so three Southeast Louisiana ports can accept bigger cargo ships to take advantage of the Panama Canal's expansion. For more information: WSS New Orleans office at (+1) 504 739 7100

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    Paranagua, Brazil

    5 Jul'17: Dredging operations to be conducted at the Port of Paranagua, starting from 5 July afternoon hours LT. The Port Authorities have announced dredging schedule for wharves 201 (grains, sugar, ore), 208 (Cruise vessels, general cargo) and 209 (ro-ro, container, solid bulk). Expected time to conclude each shed dredging is approximately 2 days, therefore dredging activities may last until 11 July 2017. The maintenance dredging activities are crucial to preserve wharves depth and avoid consequences of natural silting. For more information: WSS Paranagua office at (+55) 41 3427 4400

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    Ponta da Madeira, Brazil

    5 Jul'17: Iron ore pier no.1 at the Port of Ponta Da Madeira has been closed on 5 July and will remain unavailable until 8 July due to scheduled maintenance operations. Further renovation activities will be conducted at the following iron ore berths: pier no.3 North between 17 and 20 July; Pier no.4 South from 23 July until 27 July. No port operations or vessel maneuvers will be possible during these periods. Currently, there are no further maintenance works scheduled for July at Ponta Da Madeira Port. For more information: WSS Sao Luiz office at (+55) 98 3227 3367

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    Chinese Ports

    5 Jul'17: Berthing delays for main iron ore ports in China: Jingtang, Xiamen 5-7 days with 7-12 vessels waiting; Bayuquan, Caofeidian, Rizhao, Lianyungang 3-4 days with 2-7 vessels waiting; Shanghai, Taicang, Nantong, Kemen, Huangpu, Zhanjiang, Fangcheng 2-3 days with 1-4 vessels waiting; Dalian, Qingdao, Lanshan, Beilun, Zhoushan 1-2 days with 1-3 vessels waiting. Currently, there are no berthing delays at Tianjin port for iron ore shipments. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Mormugao, India

    4 Jul'17: Operations at the WOB Anchorage has been suspended at the Port of Mormugao. The Port Authorities have announced the anchorage closure during monsoon season due to rough weather conditions. The Anchorage will remain unavailable until 21 September 2017, affecting vessels handling iron ore and coal shipments. Current drafts at Mormugao Port: Breakwater berth - 8,5 m; Mole berth - 8,5 m; berth no.4 - 7,5 m; berths no.5,6,7 - 14 m; berth no.8 - 12 m; berths no.9,10,11 - 12,8 m; MD's berths 1,2,3,4,5,6 - 13,1 m. For more information: WSS Goa office at (+91) 832 250 0553

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    Santos, Brazil

    4 Jul'17: The Port Authority has announced revised maximum permissible draft at the Port of Santos. After conducting sounding operations at the first section of Santos port channel, the Local Harbour Master has decided to reduce maximum operational draft to 12,30 m at zero tide. The draft reduction at the first section of Santos port channel will impact whole port itself since this section is located at the port entrance, which give access to all terminals and berth at the Port of Santos. For more information: WSS Santos office at (+55) 13 2101 1822

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    Rhine River

    4 Jul'17: Low water surcharge no longer applicable on the Rhine River. A continuous trend in the increase of water levels is allowing vessels to load approximately 300-400 MT cargo more and to avoid paying 10 % surcharge per 10 dm fall over the loaded weight. Expected water depth at German locations this week: Kaub 176 cm ( 26 cm more), Cologne 235 cm (34 cm more) and Ruhrort 320 cm (37 cm more). For the coming week the levels are expected to remain stable. For more information: WSS Rotterdam office at (+31) 10 487 7980

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    Panama Canal

    3 Jul'17: Panama Canal plans to remove daylight restrictions for LNG carriers. LNG vessels are currently restricted to Daylight at the locks, Gatun Lake, and Gaillard Cut, however, they are permitted to transit the sea approaches to the locks during the hours of darkness. On 1 October 2018, these vessels will be additionally permitted to arrive and transit the locks during the hours of darkness. The daylight restriction at the locks is subject to the sunset and the sunrise times on the given period of the year. For more information: WSS Panama 24/7 Transit Desk office at (+507) 380 4429

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    Indian Ports

    3 Jul'17: The Indian Government has implemented revised Goods and Services Tax (GST) rate at 18% with full ITC, affecting all Indian ports. The GST Council's decision increasing the GST rate from 15% to 18% is effective since 1 July 2017. Revised rates will be uploaded immediately after the GST Council's decision will go through further vetting during which the tax list may undergo minor amendments. The official notification has not been issued yet by the Government. For more information: WSS Mumbai office (+91) 22 6637 5500

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    Chinese Ports

    3 Jul'17: Heavy fog still affects operations at main Chinese iron ore ports: Beilun, Zhoushan ports have been closed today, on 3 July 0650 hrs LT due to limited visibility; Qingdao port has been closed today, on 3 July 0300 hrs LT due to heavy fog; Dalian port has been reopened on 2 July 2036 hrs LT after closure due to bad weather. Bayuquan, Tianjin, Jingtang, Caofeidian, Rizhao, Lanshan, Lianyungang, Shanghai, Taicang, Nantong, Xiamen, Kemen, Huangpu, Zhanjiang and Fangcheng ports remain fully operational. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Rosario, Argentina

    30 Jun'17: Main Argentinian grains hub - the Port of Rosario, affected by latest cyber-attack. The computer worm is affecting port facilities by slowing wheat and fertilizer shipments, threatening to impact the flow of soybeans to Argentina’s main client - China at the height of export season. COFCO's system has been affected, one of several ships scheduled to unload fertilizer in Rosario had been halted since Tuesday, while a vessel loading wheat was interrupted for hours until local operators found a mechanical work-around to the attack. For more information: WSS Argentina office at (+56) 32 229 2800

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    Paranagua, Brazil

    30 Jun'17: Dock workers threating to conduct strike actions at the Port of Paranagua. Yesterday, on 29 June, the Brazilian Port Labors have convened an assembly in order to deliberate about strike situation, that they are willing to announce, if the Government will not accept their demands. It is possible that port operations are going to be jeopardized by outlined strike actions, which shall take place today, on 30 June and is expected to last at least until 2 June 2017. For more information: WSS Paranagua office at (+55) 41 3427 4400

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    Chinese Ports

    30 Jun'17: The current situation at main Chinese iron ore ports: Rizhao, Lanshan and Lianyungang ports have been reopened on 29 June 1500 hrs LT after recent closure due to limited visibility; Dalian port has been reopened on 29 June 2300 hrs LT; Beilun and Zhoushan ports have been also reopened today, on 30 June 0755 hrs LT after closure due to heavy fog. Bayuquan, Tianjin, Jingtang, Caofeidian, Qingdao, Shanghai, Taicang, Nantong, Xiamen, Kemen, Huangpu, Zhanjiang and Fangcheng ports remain fully operational. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Baton Rouge, United States

    29 Jun'17: The U.S. Coast Guard Captain of the Port New Orleans, under 33 CFR 165.801, has established a safety zone on the Lower Mississippi River, Above Head of Passes, from MM 228.8 to MM 230, extending the entire width of the river in the vicinity of downtown Baton Rouge, LA. The safety zone is essential to protect people and vessels from the potential safety hazards associated with a fireworks display. The safety zone will be effective from 2030 hrs until 2200 hrs LT on 4 July 2017. For more information: WSS New Orleans office at (+1) 504 739 7100

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    Parana River

    29 Jun'17: The water levels have increased compared to last week on the Paraná River. Expected water depths at Argentinian locations this week: San Pedro 304 cm, Ramallo 360 cm, San Nicolas 390 cm, Villa Constitucion 437 cm, Rosario 488 cm, San Martin 534 cm, Diamante 557 cm, Santa Fe 538 cm, Corrientes 470 cm and Iguazu 1180 cm. For the coming week the levels are expected to further increase slightly (5 centimeters). The river serves as an important waterway linking inland cities in Argentina and Paraguay to the ocean. For more information: WSS Argentina office at (+56) 32 229 2800

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    Chinese Ports

    29 Jun'17: Multiple '2nd tier Chinese ports' to suspend berthing vessels carrying imported coal shipments, effective from 1 July. The prohibition will affect the following terminals: Ningde Datang Power Plant; Kemen Huadian Terminal and Dongwu Terminal; Shanghai Luojing Terminal; Shantou Huarun Power Plant and Huilai Power Plant; Guangzhou Huarun Nanshan Power Plant and Xiji Terminal. Vessels will not be able discharge imported coal at subject terminals until at least 31 December 2017. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Egyptian Ports

    28 Jun’17: Delays expected at El Dekhila Port, all berths is occupied expect 1 / with 13 vessels at anchorage (8 of them waiting cargo sample result) / & 7 expected. At Damietta Port: general cargo vessels expected slight delays, 10 vessels already berthing with 11 vessels at waiting area & 8 expected to arrive. At Adabiya Port, all berths are occupied / with 9 vessels at waiting area / & 6 expected, for cargo vessels. Abu Qir Port: 7 vessels berthing / with 7 vessels at waiting area / & 5 expected. For more information: WSS Damietta office at (+20) 57 229 0048 / 9

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    Santos, Brazil

    28 Jun’17 : Stevedore Strike at Santos in Brazil. This morning, Stevedores Union decided to start 48 hours of strike movement as from 30th June. The strike movement shall hit only Container Terminals cargo operations (Santos Brasil SA, Libra T37, Ecoporto and BTP-Brasil Terminais). Stevedore Unions claims for better wages which is not negotiated since May 2015. In other hand, Port Operators Unions says that applied an adjustment of 9% in 2016 which is in line with Local Court Process. For more information: WSS Santos office at 55 1321011820

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    Indian Subcontinent

    27 Jun’17: The Indian subcontinent is on course to become one of the world’s fastest-growing markets for receiving LNG cargoes. In 2016, India imported nearly 20 million tonnes (mt) of LNG, increasing its intake by a whopping 39 per cent, can receive 30 mt of LNG a year (mta). But regional demand is about to soar, as India and Pakistan invest in new import and distribution infrastructure – and as Bangladesh and Sri Lanka race to join them. Indian subcontinent, LNG imports (mta), in 2015(forecast 2030): India 14.4 (47.8-57.4), Pakistan 1.01 (10.1-18.8), Bangladesh 0 (13.0 -18.8). For more information: WSS Mumbai office at (+91) 2266375500

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    Chinese Ports

    27 Jun’17: The current situation at Dalian: port close from 0612 hrs LT due to heavy fog. Berthing delays for main iron ore ports in China: Jingtang and Xiamen: 5-7 days with 9-12 vessels waiting; Bayuquan, Caofeidian, and Rizhao: 3-4 days with 4-8 vessels waiting; Shanghai, Taicang, Nantong, Kemen and Zhanjiang: 2-3 days with 3-5 vessels waiting; Dalian, Tianjin, Qingdao, Lianyungang, Beilun, Zhoushan, and Huangpu: 1-2 days with 1-3 vessels waiting. Currently, there are no berthing delays at Lanshan and Fangcheng ports for iron ore shipments. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Melbourne, Australia

    27 Jun’17: Victorian Ports Corporation Melbourne has conducted a review of the current fees and charges and decided to keep the increase to its fees and charges in line with the consumer price index for the year ending 31 March 2017. VCPM will therefore increase its fees and charges by 2.1%. To enable industry to prepare for these increases, the new fees and charges will be applicable from 1 October 2017. The new wharfage fees were published in the Victorian Government Gazette on 22 June 2017. For more information: WSS Melbourne office at (+61) 3 9630 0900

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    Australian Ports

    26 Jun’17: Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) Board, in 22nd June 2017 have approved an increase to port dues at both Dampier and Port Hedland ports, which will be applied to shipowners. The increase of 17% is limited to port dues levied on a vessel’s gross registered tonnage (GRT) and equates to between 3 and 4 cents per ton. This is the first increase in port dues in three years, and is to be implemented by 1 October 2017. All other port fees remain on hold until 30 June 2018, as announced in December last year. For more information: WSS Dampier office at (+61) 8 9144 2311 / WSS Port Hedland office at (+61) 8 9173 1809

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    New Mangalore, India

    26 Jun’17 : As per Circular Permissible Draft, issued by New Mangalore Port Trust: The maximum permissible draft for the approach channel is reduced to 14.0 m With 1 m Height of tide due to onset of monsoon and siltation. This is to be followed with immediate effect. Any vessel arriving with full draft, will be berthed on 1 m tide with immediate effect. It is further expected to reduce to 13.75 m during July depending on the situation found. For more information: WSS New Mangalore office at (+91) 8242457409 / (+91) 9880045500

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    Egyptian Ports

    23 Jun’17: The Egyptian Minister of Commerce & Industry, Engineer Tarek Qabil announced that after negotiations with Gulf Cooperation Council & Turkey they finally approved to exempt Egypt’s exports from Flat rolled products of iron or steel & rubber tires export from protective tariffs. For the rubber Tires: This decision provides safe entry for the Egyptian external tires made of rubber to the Turkish market, making it competitive with the Turkish product itself. The decision is not specific for period of time, promising to increase Egyptian exports to the Gulf and Turkey markets. For more information: WSS Alexandria office at (+20) 3 484 3510

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    Middle East, Opec

    8 Jun’17: Oil prices bounced around low levels in choppy trading on Tuesday, with Brent crude holding below $50 (Dh183.65) over concerns that a political rift between Qatar and several Arab states would undermine efforts by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to tighten the market. Persistent gains in US production also dragged on benchmark crude prices. Brent crude was trading at $49.53 per barrel at 0658 GMT yesterday, up 6 cents, or 0.1 per cent from its last close.US West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude was at $47.45, up 5 cents, or 0.1 per cent. That is down about 7 per cent from the May 25 open. For more information: WSS Dubai office at +971 438 23 900

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    Portland, Australia

    26 May'17: The Authorities have announced revised price for port charges and services at the Port of Portland, effective from 1 July 2017. The new tariff will include: wharfage 2% increase except for livestock (sheep up by 11%; cattle up by 22%); tonnage 2% increase; berth hire 3% increase; mooring 4% increase; towage 4% increase; pilotage 6% increase; transportation charge 15% increase. Furthermore, there will be a new charge for berth lighting (AUD 265 per vessel per night at the port). For more information: WSS Melbourne office at (+61) 3 9630 0900

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    Brazilian Ports

    18 May'17: Local Health Authority System struck by global cyber attack. The main system used to inspect and issue the free pratique certificate for vessels calling Brazilian ports has been struck by hackers. On Tuesday, 16 May a contingency plan was set up in order to reduce the impact on the free pratique emittance. Local Health Authority has reported today, on 18 May that the system has faced another outage from a global hack that has locked up at least 200 000 machines and 40 institutions since last week. For more information: WSS Santos office at (+55) 13 2101 1822

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    Santos, Brazil

    18 May'17: Customs strike action at the Port of Santos. Customs officers are under strike, attempting to pressure the Federal Government to comply with an agreement established in the last year. Only live cargo, dangerous goods, medicines, perishable materials and skiff are going to be released. They shall resume their activities on 19 May. Remaining services such as crew change will not be affected during strike actions. It is likely that Customs officers will continue to strike, conducting another manifestation next week. For more information: WSS Santos office at (+55) 13 2101 1822

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    Santos, Brazil

    17 May'17: Multiple fertilizer berth closures at the Port of Santos due to scheduled maintenance and dredging operations. Berths no. 13/14 will be out of service between 5 and 10 June. Perola berth will be closed from 29 May until 2 June. No port operations or vessel maneuvers will be possible during these periods. Furthermore, dredging operations at Termag berth have been completed on 16 May. Currently, there are no further maintenance works scheduled for fertilizers berths for May at Brazilian ports. For more information: WSS Santos office at (+55) 13 2101 1822