American Bar Closure (OR 967 – 975) – Channel is back open, Locking southbound boats during day light hours and northbound boats during nighttime hours.
JT Myers Lock Closure (OR 846) – The Main Chamber at JT Myers will be closed August 21st through October 30th. Delays have reached 24-48 hrs during September and October.
Montgomery Lock Closure (OR 31) – Main Chamber is closed September 5th through November 3rd, then again November 8th through December 23rd. Averaging 19 hours of delay with four boats in queue.
Port of Catoosa Closure (AK 446) – The harbor service at the Port of Catoosa will only be operation during daylight hours, including weekends. Any vessels coming in during the night needs to make arrangements for a place to land in the fleet or to stand by outside the port until daylight.
Dean Island Dredging (LM 756) – Dredge Hurley is working and expected to complete Saturday morning. The dredge is expected to reposition to Redman Bar, LM 742, for their next project with expected intermittent 24-hour closures.
Memphis Dredging (LM 735) – Dredge Jadwin is continuing work this evening with expected intermittent 24-hour closures. The dredge is expected to reposition to Ludlow, LM 620, on Sunday.
Stack Island Dredging (LM 485) – Dredge Wallace McGeorge is currently passing traffic and repositioning to Tarpley, LM 541, with intermittent 24-hour closures.
Myrtle Grove Closure (LM 063) – Closure to transit for construction on September 30th from 06:00 to 18:00.
Bayou Sorrel Lock Closure (PA 37) – Daily closures resumed June 26th to facilitate guide wall repairs from 07:00 to 16:00. Work is expected to continue until complete in early March 2024. Currently experiencing minimal delay.
The daytime restrictions will be suspended after the scheduled closure of the Algiers Lock once the average lock time reaches 24 hours. That suspension will remain in effect until Algiers reopens, or the average lock time falls below 24 hours.
Algiers Lock Closure (AC 0) – The lock is projected to be closed starting October 2nd thru December 1st to facilitate repairs from an allision in early July.
Harvey Lock Closure (WC 0) – The lock is closed to marine traffic as of June 15th until further notice due to risk from reverse head conditions on the Lower Mississippi River.
Leland Bowman Delays (WC 163) – Since August 21st, there are 2-hour delays between lockage to limit saltwater intrusion due to extremely low water levels in the Mermentau Basin. Experiencing minimal delay.
Brazos Lock Closure (WC 401) – Daytime closure started August 31st thru November 29th with daily closures from 07:00 to 19:00 to facilitate repairs. Currently experiencing minimal delay.
Delays to Transit at Panama Canal – Due to the lack of rainwater, there is significant delay to transit through the Panama Canal. Both north and southbound vessels are multiple days behind schedule, with smaller vessels averaging almost two weeks’ worth of delay. In turn, expecting a delay to berthing schedules in the Gulf (NOLA, Mobile, Houston).