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Kiel Canal, Germany

Ramazan Bayrami Holiday
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Turkey

All official institutions and banks in Turkey will be closed from Thursday 14 June to Monday 18 June, due to the Ramazan Bayrami Holiday.

Some ports may be closed between these dates and/or fees for official services such as pilotage, towage, mooring and customs increased by 50%. Ship owners and operators are urged to check prior to calling at any Turkish port. GAC Turkey will be on duty during the holiday.

All arrangements for crew, spares, provisions, etc should be made in advance to enable timely delivery.

For information about operations in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at

Lock chamber closure for maintenance
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Kiel Canal, Germany

The Kiel Canal Authority has announced that one big new lock chamber at Brunsbuettel will be closed until 21.06.2018 for maintenance works.

During this time, only one big lock chamber will be in operation.

The present waiting times are as follows:
– Kiel-Holtenau – up to 8 hours
– Brunsbuettel – up to 3 hours

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

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent

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