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Kiel Canal set for new lock

March 22 - At a parliamentary evening in Berlin - organised by the Port of Hamburg Marketing and attended by Pater Ramsauer, minister of transport for Germany, and 150 high-ranking representatives of politics, business and trade associations - the threat

A key discussion was the Kiel Canal (NOK), one of the world's most heavily used artificial waterway, and how it was completely barred for one week to vessels over 125 m in length due to damage on one of its large lock gates.
With regard to the closure Ramsauer noted that that steps were taken to "effect emergency repairs at the highest possible speed."
He also had good news of the construction of the urgently needed fifth lock chamber at Brunsbüttel, on to the North Sea - the German parliamentary budgetary committee has given the go-ahead for building costs that have been increased by EUR65 million. Ramsauer invited tenders for the new lock construction with immediate effect.

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Zeamarine restructuring continues 

February 17 - Zeamarine has confirmed that its German booking and operating divisions – Zeamarine Bremen, Zeamarine Germany and Zeamarine Chartering – will operate under court supervision, in accordance with creditor protection conditions.
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Ambercor completes yankee move

February 17 - Canada-headquartered Ambercor Shipping has coordinated the delivery of a yankee dryer and two through-air dryer (TAD) rolls in Quebec.
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Duluth awarded infrastructure grant

February 17 - The US Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration has allocated a USD10.5 million grant to the Duluth Seaway Port Authority. 
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