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Ports & Terminals — By on July 19, 2012 at 11:38 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • India, Dahej – Indemnity bond for Gujarat Chemical Port Terminal Company Limited (GCPTCL)
  • India, New Mangalore – Decrease in draft at berths
  • Australia, all ports – Port of Haypoint train derailment update
  • Brazil, all ports – Brazilian Health Authorities strike affecting vessels clearance

DATE: July 19, 2012 – COUNTRY: India – PORT: Dahej – Indemnity bond for Gujarat Chemical Port Terminal Company Limited (GCPTCL)

Gujarat Chemical Port Terminal Company Limited (GCPTCL) will be introducing an Indemnity bond, which will have to be signed by the Master of vessel before berthing of vessels.

The GCPTCL will be required to intimate all the vessels for the needful with immediate effect.

A copy of the bond letter will be carried by the Pilot at time of boarding for berthing of the vessel to be signed by Master of vessel.

Failure to hand over the signed indemnity bond by the Master of vessel will result in the vessel being unable to berth at GCPTCL jetty.

For information about operations in India, contact GAC India at india@gac.com Source: Gujarat Chemical Port Terminal Company Limited (GCPTCL)

DATE: July 19, 2012 – COUNTRY: India – PORT: New Mangalore – Decrease in draft at berths

According to the New Mangalore Port Trust No.4/42/2012/MDE4, the maximum permissible draft in the approach channel is reduced to 13.25 meters with 1 meter height of tide due to monsoon condition and continuous siltation in the approach channel.

The above will take immediate effect.

For information about operations in India, contact GAC India at india@gac.com Source: New Mangalore Port Trust

DATE: July 19, 2012 – COUNTRY: Australia – PORT: all ports – Port of Haypoint train derailment update

The railways have advised they expect to have one line re-opened by approx. 2100 hrs (19/Jul) which should allow some limited flow of rail traffic.

The line is expected to be fully re-opened by Saturday (21 July), subjected to weather and other factors.

For information about operations in Australia, contact shipping.australia@gac.com

DATE: July 19, 2012 – COUNTRY: Brazil  – PORT: all ports Brazilian Health Authorities strike affecting vessels clearance

Brazilian Health Authorities staff went on countrywide strike from last Monday demanding a wage increase. The strike movement is already affecting vessels’ clearance around nationwide ports as some vessels are not being provided with Free Pratique certificate in due course.

Health Authorities staff did not confirm for how long they intend to keep on the strike although some emergency cases are receiving priority on their handling.

In the meantime,   Rio de Janeiro Agent Union is willing to obtain an official warrant against Health Authority aiming to secure duly vessel’s clearance at Rio de Janeiro state.

For information about operations in Brazil, contact GAC Brazil at brazil@gac.com

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