Ohio River Draft Reduction– ACBL implemented a 10′ draft restriction for loadings in the Gulf to the Ohio. Additionally, we are implementing a 10′ draft reduction from Cincinatti to Owensboro; 10’6″ Owensboro off the Ohio.
Monongahela River Draft Reduction – The USACE has instituted its low-level procedures and the river is in critical flow stages. In turn, there is now an 8’6″ draft restriction until conditions improve.
Upper Miss Draft Reduction– ACBL implemented a 10’6″ draft restriction for loadings in the Gulf to St. Louis. Additionally, we are implementing an 11’6″ draft St. Louis due south.
2023 Illinois River 120-Day Closure – ACBL has released our guidance for shipments to/from the Illinois River and Chicago which will be impacted by the lock closures Jun – Sep 2023. Click Here for our full guidance. Please contact your sales representative if you have further questions.
Lower Miss Draft Reduction – Due to the current river stage and operating conditions, ACBL implemented draft and tow-size restrictions working in conjunction with USCG and Industry.
Loading drafts remain 20% reduced NBD Gulf to Cairo; 20% reduction SBD Cairo to Gulf.
Note 16% reduction SBD from Lake Providence to the Gulf.
Tow size is limited to 6-widths from Cairo to the Gulf, reflecting a 17-25% reduction in tow size pending horsepower class.
Expect delay to transit of 24-to-48 hours due to reduced navigable space in certain areas.
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.
Webbers Falls Lock Closure (AK 366) – Will be closed to navigation from September 11th at 07:00 until 17:00 on September 17th for repair.
Joe Hardin Lock Closure (AK 50) – Lock expected to be closed to traffic beginning at 07:00 on September 11th until 19:00 on September 15th to allow for necessary repairs.
LaGrange Dredging (LM 545) – Dredge Jadwin completed the work at Cumbyville and is repositioned with planned rolling 24-hr closures. Expect delays of 24 to 36 hours.
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.
Morgan City Bridge Repair (PA 1) – The periodical channel closure has been postponed to early-September. More details to come as we approach the projected start date.
Industrial Lock Congestion (EC 0) – Due to increased industry traffic, lockage at Industrial Lock is delaying boats 1-2 days. Expected to continue going forward due to volumes in the Michoud area and greater East Canal
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-hours delays between lockage to limit saltwater intrusion due to extremely low water levels in the Mermentau Basin. Experiencing 24+ hours of delay to transit.
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.