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06-Jan-2017

LOCKS LANE OUTAGE 9-12 JANUARY 2017
Panama Canal, Panama
KIEL CANAL LOCK CHAMBER CLOSURE
Kiel Canal, Germany
KIEL LOCK CHAMBER CLOSURE
Germany, Kiel Canal
AL JUBAIL PORT OPERATIONS SUSPENDED DUE TO WEATHER
Saudi Arabia, Al Jubail
Locks lane outage 9-12 January 2017
Friday, January 6, 2017, Panama Canal, Panama
Beginning at 2000 hours on Monday, January 9, 2017, until 2000 hours on Thursday, January 12, 2017 (3 days), the EAST lane of Gatun Locks will be out of service in order to perform unforeseen repairs on the northeast approach wall.As a result, and in accordance with the rules governing the Transit Reservation System, Condition 2 for the Panamax locks will be in effect from Tuesday, January 10, 2017, until Thursday, January 12, 2017.

Applications for reserved transits while Condition 2 is in effect will be received beginning at 0900 hours on Saturday, January 7, 2017. The Just-In-Time (JIT)( transit slots available for supers will be reduced during this period to one for each direction, whereas the JIT slots for regular vessels transiting without restrictions will remain at one for each direction. The booking slot available through the auction process, as well as the slots available for regular vessels less than 300 feet in LOA, and the slots for Neopanamax vessels, will continue to be offered during this period.

(For information about operations in the Panama Canal, contact GAC-Wilford& Mackay at gac-wilfordmackay.panama@gac.com)

Source: Panama Canal Authority Advisory to Shipping No.A-01-2017 dated January 4, 2017

Kiel Canal lock chamber closure
Friday, December 30, 2016, Kiel Canal, Germany
The Kiel Canal authority has announced that one big lock chamber at Kiel will be closed for maintenance works from 8.00 hours until 13.00 hrs from Monday 2 January to Thursday 5 January inclusive. The other big lock will remain operational.(For information about operations in Germany, contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent

Kiel lock chamber closure
Friday, January 6, 2017, Germany, Kiel Canal
The Kiel Canal authority has announced that one new big lock chamber at Kiel will be closed for maintenance works from 8.00 hours until 13.00 hrs on Monday 9, Tuesday 10 and Thursday 12. The other big lock will remain operational.For information about operations in Germany, contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at hub.gb@gac.com

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent

Al Jubail port operations suspended due to weather
Friday, January 6, 2017, Saudi Arabia, Al Jubail
Winds of approximately 35 knots have led to the suspension of berthing and unberthing operations at the Port of Al Jubail since 06:10 hours local time today (Friday) until further notice.For information about operations at Jubail, contact GAC Saudi Arabia at jubail@gac.com
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