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Ports & Terminals — By on March 23, 2012 at 10:48 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • United States, Searsport, Maine – Revised terminal rates
  • Singapore, Jurong Port – Construction work at Vopak Terminal, Jurong Island

DATE: March 23, 2012 – COUNTRY: United States – PORT: Searsport, Maine  – Revised terminal rates

Sprague Energy has advised that revised rates will come into effect from 1 April for vessels calling at its Searsport, Portland and Newington terminals, as follows:

LINE HANDLING: Barges – $500 Ships – $2, 000 (charge covers service at both arrival and departure)

SECURITY FEE: Per 24 hour/day or any fraction thereof $320 Monday-Friday, $580 Saturday, Sunday & Holidays (Note: A day is 24 hours measured from the time of docking)

DOCKAGE: Per 24 hour/day or any fraction thereof $0.27/NRT (International Cargo Certificate) minimum $810/day (Note: A day is 24 hours measured from the time of docking)

FRESH WATER: $0.02 per gallon, minimum $400.00.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

DATE: March 23, 2012 – COUNTRY: Singapore – PORT: Jurong Port – Construction work at Vopak Terminal, Jurong Island

The working period for construction work at the Vopak Terminal on Jurong Island has been extended.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.36 of 2012, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 25 March to 26 September, within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

  • A) 01° 15.979’N / 103° 40.985’E
  • B) 01° 15.842’N / 103° 41.134’E
  • C) 01° 15.894’N / 103° 41.182’E
  • D) 01° 15.968’N / 103° 41.102’E
  • E) 01° 16.040’N / 103° 41.168’E

Construction of the new jetty will entail concrete works, pilings and installation of walkways.

A safety boat will be in attendance throughout the duration of the construction works to warn other craft of the works in the vicinity.

Craft involved in the works will display the appropriate local international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to: (a) Keep well clear and not to enter the working area; (b) Maintain a proper lookout; (c) Proceed at a safe speed & navigate with caution; (d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF channel 68 (Sinki Control); and (e) Communicate with Sinki Control on VHF 68 for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

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