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Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes, Weather — By on March 27, 2018 at 7:50 PM

Kiel Canal, Germany

Bosphorus, Turkey

Canal strike
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Kiel Canal, Germany

The Kiel Canal authorities have advised of a strike from 0600 hours local time today (27 March) starting at Brunsbüttel locks. The strike is expected to last 24 hours, though this has not been officially confirmed.

It is understood that vessels already inside the Canal when the strike starts will be able to clear to the Baltic.

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

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent

Fog halts traffic
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, Bosphorus, Turkey

Vessel traffic in the Bosphorus was suspended at 14.30 hours local time today (27 March), due to dense fog and poor visibility.

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits, contact GAC Istanbul at

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