Hot Port News from GAC

Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on April 12, 2019 at 7:17 PM

Hot Port News from GAC


New Orleans, United States

Kiel Canal, Germany

Freshwater draft increased
Friday, April 12, 2019, New Orleans, United States

The Crescent River Port Pilots have increased their maximum recommended freshwater draft to 43 feet.

For further details and information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North America at

Lock chamber closure for maintenance
Friday, April 12, 2019, Kiel Canal, Germany

The Kiel Canal Authority has advised that due to importance maintenance works, one big lock chamber at Kiel-Holtenau will be taken out of service from 23 April to 14 June, and again from 5 August to 27 September.

Depending on traffic, delays may be possible during these periods.

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

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent

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