1
Jul
Why the delay for Panama Canal Transit?

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.

1
Jul
Turkish Straits: Waiting Times

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.

29
Jun
Chile

The Ministry of Health has announced on June 23rd, 2022 that the following areas are considered as ‘Medium Sanitary Impact’: Talca, Constitución, Curepto, Empedrado, Maule, Pelarco, Pencahue, Río Claro, San Clemente and San Rafael (Maule region). 

28
Jun
Peru

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.

28
Feb
Suez Canal Surcharges

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.

19
Jan
Crew Change Impact

Waterfront Maritime Services is #joiningthedots to help our clients get their crew home safely from any port in the world, especially during this unprecedented and challenging COVID-19 induced environment.

19
Jan
Ivory Coast

The Ivoirian government announced that effective December 7, all inbound air travelers will be subject to additional measures to control the spread of COVID-19, including mandatory rapid antigen testing upon arrival at Airport.

19
Jan
Bahrain

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).