North China – Upper Yangtze River – Maintenance of Three Gorges Dam Lock System
We would like to inform you that the Northern System of the Three Gorges Dam has been suspended for use, due to maintenance requirements from February 21, 2017 leading to congestion and delays for transit.
The time line for completion of the maintenance works has not yet been announced.
The current situation is as such:
Over 1,000 barges / feeders awaiting for transit
Waiting period at the locks is around 12 days
This has impacted the import cargoes that are transshipped via Shanghai.