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Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes — By on March 20, 2018 at 7:22 PM

20-Mar-2018

IMPORT OF AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS
Yemen

ANCHORAGE CLOSED TO SHIPPING
Port Kembla, Australia

CANAL STAFF ON STRIKE
Kiel Canal, Germany
Import of agricultural chemicals
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, Yemen

With immediate effect, the import of fertilizers and agricultural chemicals to Yemen is prohibited, except with a prior permission from agriculture authorities.

For information about operations in Yemen contact GAC Yemen at yemen@gac.com

Anchorage closed to shipping
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, Port Kembla, Australia

The port authority at Port Kembla has advised that the anchorage was closed to shipping at 1200 hours local time today, Tuesday 20th March, due to adverse weather conditions.

All vessels at anchorage are instructed to return back to sea, 12NM off port.

The port remains open to shipping/harbour movements.

For information about operations at Australian ports contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

Canal staff on strike
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, Kiel Canal, Germany

Locks in the Kiel Canal are totally closed due to a strike by lockmaster/linesmen staff. No vessels can enter of leave Kiel locks for the duration of the strike, which is currently unknown.

UPDATE: Kiel Canal traffic control has advised that vessels can enter Brunsbuettel locks from 19.00 hours local time today for Kiel Canal transit. The Canal is expected to open again at about midnight.

(For information about operations in Germany, contact the GAC Hub Agency Centre’s 24/7 Port on Demand Team at POD@gac.com)

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent

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