Posted on September 7, 2015
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising that the draft for the Southwest Pass on the Mississippi River has been increased from 45 to 47 feet following dredging.
In early August, heavy silt deposits in the
The Southwest Pass is the primary shipping channel on the Mississippi River, with a wide variety of cargoes entering and leaving the Mississippi River. It is the only channel that can be used by deep draft vessels.
The latest guidance update was issued by the Louisiana Maritime Association (LaMA). The association has also warned that the increase in dredging needed by the previous draft restrictions could impact the country’s dredging budget and result in possible funding shortages in 2016.
ISS New Orleans will continue to monitor developments and keep its clients updated.
Source: Inchcape Shipping Services