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    Hay Point, Australia

    23 May'17: Revised navigation depths at the Port of Hay Point. The Department of Transport and Main Roads - Maritime Safety Queensland has issued notice to mariners amending port navigation depths, affecting Hay Point pilotage area, departure channel and berths. Mariners are advised that the design and actual navigation depths below port datum, Lowest Astronomical Tide, as of Friday, 12 May, are as follows: HPS Berth 1 - 16,1 m; HPS Berth 2 - 16,7 m; HPS 3 Berth 18,3 m; DBCT Berths 1,2,3,4 -16,8 m. For more information: WSS Mackay office at (+61) 7 49563666

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    Chinese Ports

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

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    Brazilian Ports

    22 May'17: Potential National Customs officers strike action at major Brazilian Ports. Due to a recent announcement, a National Customs officers strike is supposed to take place as from 22 May 2017 with no defined ending. Customs officers are attempting to pressure the Federal Government to comply with an agreement established in the last year. Sensitive activities related to clearances of live cargo, dangerous goods, medicines, perishable materials and skiff will not be affected during strike actions. For more information: WSS Santos office at (+55) 13 2101 1822

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    Mumbai, India

    22 May'17: Vessel related charges increase at the Port of Mumbai, effective now. The Authorities have announced that the port will charge 2% extra fees on all the current vessel related charges i.e. Port Dues, Pilotage, Berth Hire, Anchorage Dues, Lighterage etc. Furthermore, the Port Authorities may bring this hike into effect from 1 April, which means all the shipping agents will have to pay for their vessels arrived between 1 April 2017 till 15 May 2017 the said 2% extra charges. For more information: WSS Mumbai office (+91) 22 6637 5500

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    Chinese Ports

    22 May'17: The current situation at main Chinese iron ore ports: Dalian and Qingdao ports have been closed today, on 22 May due to heavy fog (Dalian at 0630 hrs LT; Qingdao at 0120 hrs LT); Shanghai, Taicang, Nantong ports have withdrawn temporary maximum draft reduction at the Yangtze River due to recent boxship accident; Bayuquan, Tianjin, Jingtang, Caofeidian, Rizhao, Lanshan, Lianyungang, Beilun, Zhoushan, Xiamen, Kemen, Huangpu, Zhanjiang and Fangcheng ports remain fully operational with no pending closures. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Lyttelton, New Zealand

    18 May'17: Earthquake repairs progress overview at the Port of Lyttelton. Inner Harbour repairs to berth No.2 are nearing completion, however berth unavailability remains unchanged as final clearance for cargo operations is still awaiting engineers’ approval. The berth will be utilized as lay-up for large trawlers until late-May 2017. Bulk and project cargo operations continue to suffer minor delays due again to the lack of working berths in the Inner Harbour and significant pressure on Inner Harbour berths No.3 and No.7. For more information: WSS Christchurch office at (+64) 3 961 1990

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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

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    Karachi, Pakistan

    17 May'17: Strike action at the Port of Karachi. The Transporters Association has called for a strike due to the Sindh High Court (SHC) decision to ban entry of heavy traffic to the city. The Exporters Association informed that their members were facing expiry of letter of credits and the prospect of losing orders, adding that perishable cargo has been worst affected, whilst industrial units had run out of space due to inability to dispatch finished products and inability to obtain raw material. For more information: WSS Karachi office at (+92) 21 3587 3189

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    Chinese Ports

    17 May'17: Berthing delays for main iron ore ports in China: Bayuquan, Lanshan, Taicang, Rizhao 5-7 days with 5-9 vessels waiting; Lianyungang, Jingtang, Caofeidian, Shanghai 3-4 days with 1-5 vessels waiting; Xiamen, Kemen, Huangpu, Zhanjiang; Fangcheng 2-3 days with 1-9 vessels waiting; Tianjin, Qingdao, Nantong, Beilun, Zhoushan 1-2 days with 1-5 vessels waiting. Currently, there are no berthing delays at Dalian port for iron ore shipments. All the ports are operational with no closures pending. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Spanish Ports

    16 May'17: Spanish stevedores threaten to conduct strike actions at multiple ports in Spain. Spanish ports may be affected by a new stevedore's strike, if the Law approved on 12 May 2017 by the Minister Council achieves enough votes in the Deputy Congress to carry on. The stevedores confirmed last Friday, that potential strike actions will be carried out on alternate days and hours every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from the 22 May until 9 June at multiple ports in Spain. For more information: WSS Barcelona office at (+34) 932 62 9100

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    Mormugao, India

    16 May'17: The Authorities have announced revised maximum permissible drafts at the Port of Mormugao, in conjunction with high water in the harbour during the monsoon season 2017. Actual maximum draft at berths at high water are as following: Breakwater berth - 8,5 m (with effect from 8 May 2017); Mole berth - 8,5 m; berth no.4 - 7,5 m (with effect from 8 May 2017); berths no.5,6,7 - 14 m; berth no.8 - 12 m; berths no.9,10,11 - 12,8 m and 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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    Rhine River

    16 May'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 230 cm ( 17 cm more), Cologne 303 cm (14 cm more) and Ruhrort 393 cm (10 cm more). For the coming week the levels are expected to further increase slightly. For more information: WSS Rotterdam office at (+31) 10 487 7980

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    Kiel Canal

    15 May'17: The Kiel Canal Authorities have announced that Big Northern Lockchamber at Brunsbuettel will remain out of service until approximately 20 May 2017 due to scheduled maintenance operations. During this period Big Southern Lockchamber and the small locks will remain operational for shipping, however delays are possible. Initially the Big Northern Lockchamber was scheduled to be out of service between 2 and 12 May 2017, however the Authorities decided to extend the outage period. For more information: WSS Germany office at (+49) 48 5282450

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    Weipa, Australia

    15 May'17: Terminal construction delays at the Port of Weipa. Humbug and Hey River Terminals have been delayed due to water ingress from recent above average wet season rainfall. Completion date is scheduled for June/July. Furthermore, from mid May, piling works for the wharf will commence between Boyd Point and Pera Head, a 300m exclusion zone will be established around Wharf construction area. New terminals will initially handle project cargo, however there are plans to connect them to bauxite mine across the river. For more information: WSS Weipa office at (+61) 7 4069 7203

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    Mississippi River

    15 May'17: The water levels increase on the Mississippi River. Expected water depth at American locations: New Orleans 422 cm (13,86 ft), Reserve 595 cm (19,51 ft), Donaldsonville 777 cm (25,49 ft), Baton Rogue 1087 cm (35,65 ft), Red River Landing 1621 cm (53,17 ft). For the coming weeks the levels are expected to further increase 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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    Port Kembla, Australia

    12 May'17: Port Kembla Coal Terminal (PKCT) plans to upgrade its equipment. During August 2017 PKCT will be taking delivery of their new Shore Loader, Stackers and Reclaimers. This will form part of the revitalisation of the coal terminal. There are further plans to improve the terminal drainage and berth lighting. During end-September through to mid-October PKCT expect scheduled outage and reduced throughput to allow for the construction and commissioning of the new equipment. Planned period for this time is 15 days. For more information: WSS Port Kembla office at (+61) 2 4275 1500

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    Alexandria, El Dekheila Egypt

    12 May'17: Berthing delays and congestion at Alexandria and El Dekheila Ports due to the holy month of Ramadan and increasing demand on vegetable oils/grains. Expect berthing delays up to 3 days at Alexandria Port, subject to cargo availability and vessel queue. Currently, all berths are occupied with 15 vessels waiting at the anchorage (7 ships with vegetable oils). Berthing delays at El Dekheila Port may reach 4 days, subject to cargo type and grain samples results. There are 15 vessels waiting at the anchorage. For more information: WSS Alexandria office at (+20) 3 4843510

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    Chinese Ports

    12 May'17: The current situation at main Chinese iron ore ports: Beilun and Zhoushan ports remain closed from 11 May 2325 hrs LT due to heavy fog; Shanghai, Taicang, Nantong ports have temporary reduced maximum permissible draft to 6 m at the Yangtze River due to recent boxship accident; Bayuquan, Dalian, Tianjin, Jingtang, Caofeidian, Qingdao, Rizhao, Lanshan, Lianyungang, Xiamen, Kemen, Huangpu, Zhanjiang and Fangcheng ports remain fully operational with no pending closures. For more information: For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Port Hedland, Dampier, Australia

    11 May'17: Pilbara Ports Authority’s Board continues to hold port prices at Port Hedland and Dampier ports. The Board has decided to extend its price freeze on port shipping charges until 1 July 2018. The decision applies to shipping fees at the ports of Dampier and Port Hedland, with the exception of changes to contract-based fees. The Board has held charges for the ports of Dampier and Port Hedland for the past three years, which remain at levels from 1 July 2014. For more information: WSS Dampier office at (+61) 8 9144 2311

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    Tubarao, Brazil

    11 May'17: Fertilizers berth TPD 4 at the Port of Tubarao will be closed from 25 May until 29 May due to scheduled preventive maintenance. During this period vessel maneuvers and port operations will be suspended. There are no further maintenance operations scheduled for fertilizers berths for May at main Brazilian ports. Berthing delays for vessels handling fertilizer shipments at Tubarao port are varying between 2 and 8 days subject to cargo quantity and vessel queue. For more information: WSS Tubarao office at (+55) 27 3225 3616

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    Shanghai, China

    11 May'17: Accident in the vicinity of the Port of Shanghai obstructs marine traffic. Several containers fell off the sailing vessel to the Yangze River today, on 11 May morning hours LT. The CJK is close to completely removing containers out of the water, however all vessels operating nearby are advised to remain vigilant until CJK operations will be finished. The reason of the accident are yet unknown, however appropriate investigation will be conducted in the near future. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Paraná River, Argentina

    10 May'17: The water levels have increased compared to last week on the Paraná River. Expected water depths at Argentinian locations this week: San Pedro 216 cm, Ramallo 269 cm, San Nicolas 300 cm, Villa Constitucion 340 cm, Rosario 394 cm, San Martin 430 cm, Diamante 458 cm, Santa Fe 426 cm, Corrientes 450 cm and Iguazu 1210 cm. For the coming week the levels are expected to further increase slightly (10 centimeters). For more information: WSS Argentina office at (+56) 32 229 2800

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    Gladstone, Australia

    10 May'17: Departure and Arrival windows for Clinton Coal facility berths at the Port of Gladstone have now been expanded to include both ebb tide and flood tide options for Panamax sized vessels. Earliest entry will be HW less one hour to LW less 3 hours. Furthermore, coal vessels are experiencing lengthy delays waiting for cargo availability at berth; this has been due to the effects of extreme weather event experienced in Central Queensland as a result of Cyclone Debbie. For more information: WSS Gladstone office at (+61) 7 4972 8833

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    Egyptian Ports

    10 May'17: The current situation overview at main Egyptian ports. Port of Damietta: operational with no berthing delays for both, dry bulk and liquid cargoes; Port of Adabiya: most dry bulk berths are occupied with 5 vessels waiting & 4 expected (3-4 days delay), furthermore due to increasing demand of palm oil, tanker vessels will be forced to wait 7-8 days for berthing; Port of Abu Qir: operational with 6 vessels expected (no delays), berths no. 4 & 5 are still working with half capacity. For more information: WSS Alexandria office at (+20) 3 4843510

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    Dampier, Australia

    9 May'17: Fender replacement to be conducted at the Port of Dampier from May until September 2017, affecting the Dampier Cargo Wharf. The Berths Western Face will be extremely limited during this period and it will be unlikely that vessels with a LOA greater than 100m will be able to berth. Congestion levels at the Port are at normal levels: salt loadings 0-3 days; tanker 0-3 days; iron ore 3-7 days; general cargo 0-3 days. As of 1 April, Dampier is out of the Cyclone Season. For more information: WSS Dampier office at (+61) 8 9144 2311

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    Panama Canal

    9 May'17: Schedule of locks maintenance outages at the Panama Canal for May 2017. The ACP have announced the East Lane of Gatun locks outage between 9 and 18 May 2017 due to scheduled dry chamber works. During this period, estimated canal capacity will be reduced to 22-24 vessel and booking condition 2 is expected to be introduced. Further maintenance works will be conducted at West Lane of Pedro Miguel locks on 25 and 26 May, however with lesser impact on vessel operation at the Canal. For more information: WSS Panama 24/7 Transit Desk office at (+507) 380 4429

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    Chinese Ports

    9 May'17: Berthing delays for main iron ore ports in China: Jingtang, Caofeidian, Lanshan 5-7 days with 6-10 vessels waiting; Bayuquan, Rizhao, Lianyungang, Shanghai, Nantong, Fangcheng 3-4 days with 3-6 vessels waiting; Xiamen, Kemen, Huangpu, Zhanjiang 2-3 days with 2-5 vessels waiting; Tianjin, Qingdao, Beilun, Zhoushan 1-2 days with 1-3 vessels waiting. Currently, there are no berthing delays at Dalian and Taicang ports for iron ore shipments. All the ports are operational with no closures pending. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Suez Canal

    8 May'17: The Quarantine Department of Suez Bay has stopped issuing sanitation certificates, effective now. The sanitation certificate for vessels calling Suez Canal for transiting Northbound will no longer be issued at the Suez port. Vessels calling the port for cargo operations are strongly advised to check with their port agent for procedures in advance. The Quarantine Department is analyzing the impact of this decision and will announce official instructions on 9 May. For more information: WSS Suez office at (+20) 62 3196620

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    Jubail, Saudi Arabia

    8 May'17: Adverse weather conditions affecting shipping operations at the Port of Jubail. There were multiple port closures and operation suspensions since 1 May due to high wind speed over 30 knots. Furthermore, the NIGC has stopped nitrogen shipments on 7 May between 0235 hrs and 1250 hrs LT due to technical problems. As a result, berthing delays have increased from 10 hours to 2-3 days. Further port closures for vessels traffic and port operation suspensions are possible in the coming weeks. For more information: WSS Jubail office at (+966) 13 362 1848

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    The Gulf of Oman

    8 May'17: All vessels operating in the Gulf of Oman are advised to take extra precautions due to piracy threat in the area. The United Kingdom Marine Trade Operations (UKMTO) has received information, that a merchant vessel was attacked in the position 25°32'00 N 57°33'00 E at 1440 hrs UTC on 7 May 2017. Mariners are advised to exercise caution whilst transiting this area, remain vigilant and adhere to the latest BMP recommendations. All attacks and suspicious sightings should be reported immediately. For more information: WSS Fujairah office at (+971) 9 222 8400

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    Bosphorus Strait, Turkey

    5 May'17: International maritime traffic to be suspended at the Bosphorus Strait tomorrow, on 6 May 2017 between 1100 hrs LT and 1600 hrs LT. Vessel passage both ways will be unavailable due to scheduled yacht sailing race. The event will lengthen transit delays for both, tanker and dry bulk vessels. Estimated waiting time for passing the Strait, after the yacht sailing race is finished: 1-2 days for dry bulk vessels with LOA over 250 m and 2-3 days for tankers with LOA over 200 m. For more information: WSS Istanbul office at (+90) 216 681 3300

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    Santos, Brazil

    5 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 from 8 May until 13 May and from 5 June until 10 June. Furthermore, PEROLA berth will be closed between 29 May and 2 June. No port operations or vessel maneuvers will be possible during these periods. 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

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    Coastal British Columbia

    5 May'17: Bad weather conditions to affect traffic and operations at Coastal British Columbia in Canada. Conditions are favourable for the development of severe thunderstorms that may be capable of producing strong wind gusts, large hail and heavy rain. A Pacific cold front has approach the British Colombia coast yesterday, on 4 May evening hours. Ahead of the front, conditions will be favourable for thunderstorm development over parts of the BC south coast today, on 5 May. For more information: WSS Vancouver office at (+1) 604 434 7447

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    Mississippi River

    4 May'17: Navigation closures and additional restrictions due to high water level affecting the tow/barge traffic on the Upper and the Lower Mississippi River above Baton Rouge. Barge traffic will face delays for next 8-10 days. Expect harbour closures, bridge clearance denials, tightened LOA and beam restrictions and traffic suspensions. Furthermore, all vessels in the closure zone that will need to transit currently closed portion of river must request placement on the vessel queue. For full restriction list from USCG please contact: WSS New Orleans office at (+1) 504 739 7100

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    New Mangalore, India

    4 May'17: Scheduled maintenance operations at the Port of New Mangalore to affect petroleum products shipments. The Authorities have announced that the plant of Mangalore Petrochemicals Ltd. (OMPL) will be out of service until 17 May 2017. During this period, export shipments of paraxylene and benzene will be suspended. The OMPL is situated in 442 Acres of land in the Mangalore Special Economic Zone with operational load of 914 KTPA paraxylene and 283 KTPA benzene. For more information: WSS Mangalore office at (+91) 824 245 7409

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    Chinese Ports

    4 May'17: Berthing delays for main iron ore ports in China: Bayuquan, Jingtang, Caofeidian, Rizhao, Lianyungang, Xiamen 3-4 days with 2-7 vessels waiting; Zhanjiang, Huangpu, Tianjin 2-3 days with 1-4 vessels waiting; Qingdao, Lanshan, Shanghai, Taicang, Nantong, Beilun, Zhoushan, Kemen and Fangcheng 1-2 days with 1-6 vessels waiting. Currently, there are no berthing delays at the Port of Dalian for iron ore shipments. Currently, all the ports are operational with no closures pending. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Australian Ports

    2 May'17: The current situation at Australian ports affected by cyclone Debbie. The Goonyella Rail Line has been successfully reopened at Hay Point and Dalrymple Bay ports and trains are replenishing coal stockpiles. Furthermore, coal berth no.2 at Hay Point is still down for scheduled maintenance. Vessels loading schedules will depend entirely on when cargo becomes available at the port. Abbot Point Coal Terminal is operating as normal with no maintenance operations pending. For more information: WSS Mackay office at (+61) 7 49563666

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    Southern Red Sea

    2 May'17: The Yemeni Coast Guard warns of the possible hazards in the navigational channel due several naval mines placed by Houthi rebels in the vicinity. All vessels are advised to steer clear of the navigational channel to the east of the Yemeni island of Zuqar in the Red Sea due to possible mines in the area. The mine threat comes on the back of the recent incident where two people lost their lives and eight others were wounded, when a Yemeni vessel hit a naval mine in early March. For more information: WSS Yemen office at (+967) 2 248 850

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    Kiel Canal

    2 May'17: The Kiel Canal Authorities have announced that Big Northern Lockchamber at Brunsbuettel will be taken out of service from Tuesday, 2 May 0700 hrs LT until Friday, 12 May 200 hrs LT due to scheduled maintenance operations. During this period Big Southern Lockchamber and the small locks will remain operational for shipping, however delays are possible. Furthermore, recently announced procedure amendments at the Canal during lockchambers outage periods are still effective. For more information: WSS Germany office at (+49) 48 5282450

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    Rhine River

    27 Apr'17: Low water surcharge still 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 119 cm (16 cm more), Cologne 181 cm (12 cm more) and Ruhrort 270 cm (9 cm more). For the coming week the levels are expected to decrease slightly. For more information: WSS Rotterdam office at (+31) 10 487 7980

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    Mumbai, India

    27 Apr'17: Revised inner anchorage draft during monsoon season at the Port of Mumbai. The Mumbai Port Trust has announced that new maximum permissible draft at the anchorage will be 11,8 m. All vessels are advised to maintain: strict anchor water; continuous watch on VHF channel 12; main engines on short notice and to not allow more than two barges alongside the ship during cargo operations. Furthermore, if vessel's draft exceeds 11,5 m, 'Letter of Indemnity' will be required. For more information: WSS Mumbai office (+91) 22 6637 5500

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    Ponta da Madeira, Brazil

    27 Apr'17: Iron ore pier no.4 North at the Port of Ponta Da Madeira has been closed from until 29 May due to scheduled maintenance operations. Further renovation activities will be conducted at the following iron ore berths: pier no.3 North between 1 and 4 May; Pier no.3 South from 5 May until 7 May; pier no. 4 South between 24 and 28 May. No port operations or vessel maneuvers will be possible during these periods. Currently, there are no further maintenance works scheduled for May at Ponta Da Madeira Port. For more information: WSS Sao Luiz office at (+55) 98 3227 3367

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    Chinese Ports

    26 Apr'17: Berthing delays for main iron ore ports in China: Tianjin, Xiamen 5-7 days with 5-7 vessels waiting; Bayuquan, Caofeidian, Rizhao, Lianyungang 3-4 days with 3-6 vessels waiting; Zhanjiang, Huangpu, Shanghai 2-3 days with 1-4 vessels waiting; Jingtang, Qingdao, Lanshan, Taicang, Nantong, Beilun, Zhoushan, Kemen and Fangcheng 1-2 days with 2-7 vessels waiting. Currently, there are no berthing delays at the Port of Dalian for iron ore shipments. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Jubail, Saudi Arabia

    26 Apr'17: Berthing and sailing movements have been suspended at the Port of Jubail today, on 26 April 0615 hrs LT due to strong wind speed of 38 knots. Furthermore, there were multiple port closures since 12 April due to adverse weather conditions. Berthing delays for petroleum and chemical products increased to 2-4 days. Strong winds above 20 knots are forecast until 26 April 2000 hrs LT. Further port closures for vessel traffic are possible in the coming weeks. For more information: WSS Jubail office at (+966) 13 362 1848

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    Valletta, Malta

    25 Apr'17: The Grand Harbour at the Port of Valletta will be closed on Sunday, 30 April from 1600 hrs LT to 2300 hrs LT due to the 16th edition of International Fireworks Festival. The Port of Valletta is a multi-purpose port equipped to offer a large spectrum of maritime services including: various cruise/ferry and cargo berths, specialized grain and cement silos, petroleum installations, bunkering facilities, ship repair and building yards, ship handling, reception facilities, other ship related services. For more information: WSS Malta office at (+356) 2247 8900

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    Australian Ports

    25 Apr'17: The current situation at Australian ports affected by cyclone Debbie. Further loading operations at Dalrymple Bay and Hay Point ports are ceased until stockpiles can be replenished with commencement of rail operations, based on repair of the Goonyella Rail Line. Abbot Point port is operational with no closures pending. The Goonyella Rail Line connects Bowen Basin Coal mines to the Hay Point and Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminals, which accounted for over 8 million tonnes of coal exports in March, is expected to reopen on 26 April. For more information: WSS Mackay office at (+61) 7 49563666

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    Egyptian Ports

    25 Apr'17: The current situation overview at main Egyptian ports. Port of Damietta: operational with no berthing delays for both, dry bulk and liquid cargoes; Port of El Dekheila: all berths are occupied with 12 vessels waiting & 6 expected (4-5 days delay for grain cargoes); Port of Adabiya: all dry bulk berths are occupied with 2 vessels waiting & 5 expected (4-5 days delay), however there are no delays for tanker vessels; Port of Abu Qir: operational with 2 vessels expected (no delays). For more information: WSS Alexandria office at (+20) 3 4843510

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    Panama Canal

    24 Apr'17: Amendments to fuel requirements in the Panama Canal Waters. Vessels arriving at the Canal waters with the intention to visit the Pacific or Atlantic ports and will not transit, may be allowed to proceed to and from the port terminal on heavy fuel. Furthermore, vessels intending to transit the Canal or to call above ports will be permitted to use heavy fuel to operate their auxiliary engines during their stay at port. Fuel shall be changed over to light at least two hours prior to the Canal transit (scheduled pilot time). For more information: WSS Panama 24/7 Transit Desk office at (+507) 380 4429

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    Geraldton, Australia

    24 Apr'17: The Mid West Ports Authority has announced train unloader shutdown at the Port of Geraldton from 8 May 0600 hrs LT to 10 May 2359 hrs LT due to scheduled maintenance. Currently, there are five vessels at anchorage awaiting the Grain Berth. Only minimal congestion experienced across all other berths at present, however as the port is already seeing the effects of the surge season it can be expected that all berths will begin to see an increase in congestion due to berth closures during periods of harbour surge. For more information: WSS Geraldton office at (+61) 8 6365 5409

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    Gothenburg, Sweden

    24 Apr'17: The Authorities are considering dredging the fairway leading into the Port of Gothenburg to approximately 16,5 m. The port channel requires deepening by four metres in order to receive the new generation of freight vessels. According to the Swedish Transport Administration (STA), a deeper fairway into the Gothenburg Port would be a profitable investment for society. Every krona invested would produce four kronor in return. The government will ratify the plan in spring 2018. For more information: WSS Sweden office at (+47) 3557 3730

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