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Damaged Illinois river lock to hinder barges for weeks

May 1 - According to reports in the international media, a northern stretch of the Illinois river - a key artery for connecting export terminals in the Gulf of Mexico, USA - is expected to remain closed for several weeks.

A 144 mile (231.75 km) stretch from Florence to Lacon, Illinois, remains closed to all traffic due to record flooding.

Damage to the Marseilles lock and dam in northern Illinois suggest that a portion of the waterway may remain closed for some time after the floodwaters subside. It is reported that five of the lock's eight gates are unable to fully close and that two have sustained 15 ft (4.6 m) holes. The damage was caused when several barges broke free from tow in swollen currents and struck the dam.

The US Army Corp of Engineers is working to repair the damage.

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Rotterdam moves ahead with rail link

June 2 - A steel arch bridge has been installed across the Thomassentunnel and the A15 and N15 motorways in the Netherlands, forming a key link in the port of Rotterdam’s proposed Theemswegtracé railway line.
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Seville progresses with port projects

June 2 - The Port Authority of Seville (APS) has relaunched five public tenders for port enhancement projects, including the expansion of the Muelle de Armamento (Armament Pier).
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Omega Morgan expands footprint

June 1 - Omega Morgan has expanded its industrial warehouse and storage capabilities at the ports of Tacoma and Portland, USA.
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