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North Sea to Baltic Sea: Kiel Canal Delays

By WCC — last modified Jun 16, 2017 06:08 PM
Due to construction work on the canal locks, there are currently delays of between 3 to 10 hours on transits of non-commercial craft through the canal.

Published: 2017-06-16 00:00:00
Topics: Routing
Countries: Germany

North Sea to Baltic Sea: Kiel Canal Delays

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Kiel Canal (Nord-Ostsee Kanal)  Delays for Pleasure Craft

Due to construction work on the canal locks, there are currently delays of between 3 to 10 hours on transits of non-commercial craft through the canal.

The delays are affecting the sea-locks at the North Sea entrance at Brunsbüttel and at the Baltic entrance at Kiel Holtenau. As preference is being given to commercial traffic, the actual delays depend on the volume of commercial shipping using the canal each day.

The canal operates 24/7 and can be transited in one day. There are docks available inside the canal at Brunsbüttel and elsewhere to break the transit if necessary.

Transit delays are shown on the NOK website - http://www.wsa-kiel.wsv.de/Nord-Ostsee-Kanal/Schleusen/index.html

Canal Map - http://www.wsa-kiel.wsv.de/Nord-Ostsee-Kanal/Kanalkarte/index.html

Guidance Notes for Pleasure Craft (English) - http://www.wsa-kiel.wsv.de/Service/Publikationen/Anlagen/engl_Merkbl_Sportbootfahrer.pdf

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