Yangtze delays expected

Yangtze delays expected

The Three Gorges Dam ship locks will undergo maintenance in February, which will delay cargo transits on the Yangtze, the world’s busiest river for commercial traffic.

According to China’s Ministry of Transport, the overhaul time of the Three Gorges Ship Lock will begin from February 19 and last for 33 days, while the overhaul time of the Gezhou Dam No 1 Lock will begin from February 26 and last for 20 days.

Hapag-Lloyd said in a notice sent to customers that the approximate average waiting time to pass through the dam was 15 days during the maintenance period in 2017, which impacted the transit time to upper Yangtze River areas.

The company estimates that the maintenance would also impact cargoes that are transhipped via Shanghai.


Jason Jiang

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