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    The Kerch Strait

    Traffic suspension at the Kerch Strait due to bridge construction works.

    The Harbor Master of port Kerch has announced that all vessels movements, expect Navy and technical fleet, will be suspended on Saturday, 30th September 0000 hrs LT until 3rd October 0000 hrs LT due to building operations of The Kerch Strait Bridge. There will be no passage windows for transiting the Strait during this period. Furthermore, transit passages from the Black Sea to the Sea of Azov and backwards will be also unavailable. The suspension period is preliminary, subject to weather conditions, however the Harbour Master is obligated to issue official notice not less than 24 hours prior canal closure.

    The Kerch Strait Bridge is a road-rail bridge under construction by the Russian Federation, to span the Strait of Kerch between the Kerch Peninsula of Crimea and the Taman Peninsula of Krasnodar Krai in Russia. The current connection is by the Kerch Strait ferry between Port Kavkaz and Port Krym. 

    For more information:
    Wilhelmsen Odessa at (+380) 482 300 600

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    Egyptian Ports

    Port operational status in Egypt during Islamic New Year (Hijri New Year).

    Prime Minister has issued a decision that all government authorities will be closed during public holidays from Thursday, 21th September until Saturday, 23th September. All convoys for both, Northbound and Southbound Suez Canal passages will be operational as normal. Vessel movements such as berthing and unberthing will remain unaffected at all Egyptian ports.

    Dry bulk cargo vessels loading and discharging operations will be subject to stevedoring companies arrangement. All tankers will be permitted to load or discharge cargoes during this period. Crew change will be issued without any changes, however spares will not get clearance on Thursday, 21th September. Furthermore, CTM services will be suspended between 21th and 23th September due to bank closures. 

    For more information:
    Wilhelmsen Alexandria at (+20) 3 484 3510