01 September 2008 16:15 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS news)--Shipping brokers are assessing the possible impact of Hurricane Gustav, which has made landfall in Louisiana, they said on Monday.
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Another broker was extremely anxious with regards to the high water levels in the US Gulf.
“We are noting that water levels will rise by 4 metres in parts of the US Gulf, which could be disastrous,” he said.
One Baltic trader confirmed this information by stating that water levels in
One broker was experiencing delays as its vessel was waiting to leave bound for
“We have a vessel in ARA (
"The situation in the US Gulf could turn into a logistics nightmare."
A ship operator said added: “The situation developing in the US Gulf will certainly delay shipments and disrupt schedules at the very least.”
Hurricane Gustav has already killed more than 80 people in the Caribbean as it passed through
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