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    Port Walcott, Australia

    Iron ore berth closure at the Port Walcott due to scheduled maintenance operations till 10th of November.

    Scheduled Maintenance shut at Cape Lambert on SL12 which feeds berths 7 & 8. Possible delay in berthing, shifting between berths and port congestion.

    For more information:
    Wilhelmsen Dampier at (+61) 8 9144 2311

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    Chinese Ports

    Berthing delays for cape-size vessels at main iron ore ports in China:

    Bayuquan, Taicang, Huangpu: above 7 days with 3 (Huangpu), 10 (Taicang), and 17 (Bayuquan) cape-size vessels waiting; Rizhao, Nantong, Jingtang, Caofeidian, Qingdao, Shanghai: 5-7 days with 4-15 cape-size vessels waiting; Lanshan, Kemen: 3-4 days with 2-4 cape-size vessels waiting; Lianyungang, Beilun, Zhanjiang: 2-3 days with 3-6 cape-size vessels waiting; Tianjin, Zhoushan, Xiamen: 1-2 days with 1-3 cape-size vessels waiting. There are no berthing delays for iron ore shipments at the Ports of Dalian and Fangcheng. Shanghai, Taicang and Nantong ports have been closed from 1730lt 7th to 0640lt 8th of November due to heavy fog. All the remaining iron ore ports are currently operational with no closures or maintenance operations at iron ore berths pending.

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

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    Greek ports

    Potential customs strike action in Greece.

    Customs officers of Greece have announced 24 hours strike, scheduled for 09th of November 2017. Operations in Greek ports may be affected, especially arrivals, berthing and sailing.

    For more information:
    Wilhelmsen Piraeus at (+30) 210 4239100

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    Egyptian ports

    Berthing delays for dry bulk and liquid cargoes at main Egyptian ports.

    Port of Damietta: all dry bulk berths are occupied, with 17 vessels at the anchorage and 8 expected (3-4 days berthing delays for dry bulk cargoes), there are no delays expected for tanker vessels; Port of Adabiya: the most of the dry bulk berths are free, with 2 vessels waiting at the anchorage and 2 expected, berthing delays expected for tanker vessels as the berth is occupied with 1 vessel in the anchorage and 4 expected; Port of El Dekhila: all dry bulk berths are occupied, with 8 vessels at the anchorage and 6 expected (estimated waiting time will be subject to cargo types & cargo results for grains); Port of Abu Qir: no berthing delays expected for dry bulk vessels as the most of berths are free, 1 vessel expected. Berths no. 4 and 5 are still working with half capacity as the port is still being used by offshore vessels engaged in petroleum projects in the Mediterranean Sea; Port Said: no berthing delays are expected for dry bulk vessels as the berth is free, with no vessel at the anchorage. 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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    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: 3-4 days at Dardanelles for Northbound passage; 2-3 days at Bosphorus for Northbound passage; 1-2 days at Bosphorus for Southbound passage; 2-3 days at Dardanelles for Southbound passage. Handysize tankers will be forced to wait approximately 12-24 hrs 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