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Yesterday evening, the Kiel Canal authorities suddenly informed us that due to urgent maintenance work at the Brunsbüttel locks of the Kiel Canal, the canal is closed as of last night and for minimum two weeks for all vessels longer than 125 metres or with a draft of more than 6.50 metres, i.e. in reality for all feeder vessels employed by Unifeeder.

The Kiel Canal forms an important part of the infrastructure between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea, Denmark and Sweden. During the closure of the canal, all vessels operated by Unifeeder destined to/from the areas mentioned above cannot make use of the Kiel Canal and will subsequently need to take the longer route via Skaw, north of Denmark.