Regarding the concern of the shipping lines, agencies and users of the Panama Canal, we will like to indicate that the current delays customers are experiencing are caused because the Panama Canal is in the months of high transit demand.
The Turkish Straits are among the most important maritime trade corridors in the world. Both the Bosporus and Dardanelles Straits comprise the Turkish Straits which together enable tens of thousands of vessels to pass through them yearly.
The Peruvian transportation union, GTC, issued a notice informing about the realisation of a national strike of heavy haulage carriers starting on June 27th, 2022. This action would be the consequence of the disregard of the workers’ demands made at the dialogue table in Arequipa.
The Suez Canal Authority issued 12 new circulars updating the surcharges to various vessel types for (laden/ballast) transits in both directions. As local conditions and regulations can change by the hour, before making any firm plans please contact Dubai.Ops@waterfront-ms.com.
Crew change resumed in Bahrain from 04 Jan 2022 with strict protocols in place. Visa availability for crew would be as per the existing regulations (some restrictions are existing for certain nationalities which would be advised by immigration).