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    Mobile, United States

    Two cranes in the down position at Mobile River APM terminal, starting from 16th November 2017 until 16th December 2017.

    The cranes will be located at the extreme south end of the dock at the APM Terminal.  In the down position the boom extends approximately 177 feet over the water from the dock face and has a vertical clearance of 184 feet above Mean Lower Low Water (MLLW).

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    Chinese Ports

    Multiple port closures in China due to rough weather conditions.

    The Port of Dalian, Beilun and Zhoushan have been closed since 17th November due to rough weather conditions The North Channels of ports of Shanghai, Taicang, Nantong remain closed from 16th of November 2315 hrs lt, South Channels have been closed 17th November 0145 lt due to strong winds. In addition, sea pilot services remain suspended at Bayuquan. Weather alert for ports of Qingdao, Rizhao and Lanshan. Tianjin, Jingtang, Caofeidian, Lianyungang, Xiamen, Kemen, Huangpu, Zhanjiang and Fangcheng ports remain fully operational with berths closures or pilotage service suspensions pending.

    For more information:
    Wilhelmsen Shanghai at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Alba Jetty Port, Kingdom of Bahrain

    Berthing delays and port congestion are expected at Alba Jetty, Kingdom of Bahrain until 21th November 1500 hrs due to traffic.

    ALBA North Jetty will be occupied during this period, no delays expected at South Jetty.

    For more information:
    Wilhelmsen Bahrain at (+973) 17813000

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    The Turkish Straits

    The passage delays overview at the Turkish Straits for tankers.

    Vessel traffic at the Bosphorus Strait and 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: 4-5 days at Dardanelles for Northbound passage; 1-2 days at Bosphorus for Northbound passage; 1-2 days at Bosphorus for Southbound passage; 4-5 days at Dardanelles for Southbound passage. Handysize tankers will be forced to wait approximately 1-1,5 days at Dardanelles for Northbound passage, 1-1,5 days at Bosphorus for Northbound passage, 12-24 hrs at Bosphorus for Southbound passage, 12-24 hrs at Dardanelles for Southbound passage.

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

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    Santos, Brazil

    Drafts revision at the Port of Santos.

    Port Harbor Master has officially announced drafts revision effective from 14 November 2017:
    Shed 38 - low tide: 13,40 m and high tide: 14,40 m;
    Shed 39 – low tide: 13,40 m and high tide: 14,40 m;
    Corte – low tide: 10,40 m and high tide: 10,70 m;
    Saboó 3 – low tide: 11,70 m and high tide: 12,00 m;
    Saboó 4 – low tide: 12,00 m and high tide: 12,30 m.

    For more information:
    Wilhelmsen Santos at 55 1321011820