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Ports & Terminals — By on October 2, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Your daily news service from ports around the world.
In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • United States, Delaware Bay, Delaware – Cargo Transfer Notifications
  • Australia, Port Kembla – Reduction in wharf security cost
  • Portugal, all ports – Portuguese Public Holiday 

DATE: October 02, 2012 COUNTRY: United States PORT: Delaware Bay, Delaware Cargo Transfer Notifications

The Captain of the Port Sector Delaware Bay reminds all fixed and mobile facilities regulated under 33 Code of Federal Regulations Part 154 & 156 that cargo transfer notifications are required to be sent to Delaware Bay a minimum of 4 hours prior to transfer. If possible, it is requested they be sent at least 24 hours or more prior to.
This notification is required for all Mobile Transfer Facilities (MTF) and all fixed facilities that transfer oil or hazardous material in bulk. MTFs may not conduct transfer operations until advance notice has been given as specified in this bulletin.
Notices must be given in writing and can be emailed to SECDELBAYTRANSFERS@uscg.mil. Notification should include the name of the vessel, the name of the product, the amount being transferred, the start/end date and time of the transfer, the location of the transfer, and the name of the facility conducting the transfer.
(For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com)
Source: United States Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, Maritie Safety Information Bulletin No.12-12

 DATE: October 02, 2012 COUNTRY: Australia PORT: Port Kembla Reduction in wharf security cost

The Port Authority has contracted a new security company to maintain security at Port Kembla and there is a reduction in wharf security costs for the Grain Berth (Berth 104), Oil Berth (Berth 201) & Bulk Liquids Berth (Berth 206) as follows: – Weekday (Mon-Fri) service: $32.00 per hour – Saturday & Sunday service: $45.00 per hour – Public Holiday service: $55.00 per hour
The cost for security at the Oil Berth & BLB is ship’s account and at the Grain Berth it is the shipper’s account, except when a vessel fails grain survey then cost from time failed (off-hire) until passing will be the ship’s account.
If a vessel requires to lay-up at the Grain Berth for bunkers, repairs etc. then the above charges will apply.
When arranging security, guards must be present on the wharf 2 hours before vessel berthing and to remain on the wharf until after departure to control and manage access to the wharf.
For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gacworld.com

DATE: October 02, 2012 COUNTRY: Portugal PORT: all ports Portuguese Public Holiday

This coming Friday, 5 October, is a public holiday in Portugal in commemoration of the declaration of the Portuguese Republic.
For information about operations in Portugal contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at hub.gb@gac.com

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