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Ports & Terminals — By on November 3, 2012 at 9:12 PM

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

  • Worldwide – World Holidays: 4-17 November 2012
  • United Kingdom, Immingham – Scheduled jetty closures for maintenance
  • United States, Northport, New York – New York Harbor update (2 November 2012)
  • United States, New York, NewYork – Post-Sandy update (2 November 2012) 

 DATE: November 03, 2012 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 4-17 November 2012

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Tue 6 Nov – USA Election Day Sun 11 Nov – Poland Independence Day Thu 15 Nov – Republic Day (Brazil)
For information about operations around the world, contact the respective GAC office. Details are available in the “Contact” section of www.gac.com

DATE: November 03, 2012 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PORT: Immingham Scheduled jetty closures for maintenance

Due to essential maintenance on Saltend jetties over the next year, the jetties will be closed Monday-Thursday of every second week of each month to carry out the work: * 10-13 December outage: Jetty 1 only * 14-17 January outage: Jetty 1 only * 11-14 February outage: Jetty 1 only * 11-14 March outage: Jetty 3 only * 8-11 April outage: Jetty 3 only * 13-16 May outage: Jetty 3 only * 10-13 June outage: Jetty 3 only * 8-11 July outage: Jetty 3 only * 12-15 August outage: Jetty 1 and Jetty 3 * 9-12 September outage: Jetty 1 and Jetty 3 * 14-17 October outage Jetty 1 and Jetty 3 * 11-14 November outage Jetty 1 and Jetty 3 * 9-12 December outage Jetty 1 and Jetty 3
For information about operations in the UK contact GAC UK at uk@gac.com

DATE: November 03, 2012 COUNTRY: United States PORT: Northport, New York New York Harbor update (2 November 2012)

Below is a summary of the status of New York Harbor issued at 0830 hours (local time on 2 November:
– Lower Bay: OPEN to all commercial traffic
– East River: OPEN to all commercial traffic
– Upper Bay: OPEN to all commercial traffic with the exception of: Bay Ridge Channel, Red Hook Channel, Buttermilk Channel, which are CLOSED to all traffic
– Kill Van Kull: OPEN to LIGHT TUGS ONLY.
– Arthur Kill: CLOSED to all traffic
– North River: OPEN to all commercial traffic
– Stapleton, Bay Ridge and Gravesend Anchorages are OPEN.
– NO Recreation Vessels permitted in NY Harbor.
For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

DATE: November 03, 2012 COUNTRY: United States PORT: New York, NewYork Post-Sandy update (2 November 2012)

Further to our update of yesterday, we have following to report:
CHANNELS: US Coast Guard issued the following advisory notice today: “The Port of New York is open to all commercial vessel transits with the exception of the Arthur Kill south of the Goethals Bridge, Bay Ridge and Red Hook Channels. Vessel entry to the Port of New York and anchorage use is limited to vessels with an approved facility berth or orders to bunker or lighter at anchor.”
BERTHS: Port Authority has completed surveys of all berths at Port Authority facilities in Port Jersey, Port Newark and Elizabeth. All berths at these facilities are free of obstruction. Surveys are underway at Red Hook Container Terminal and New York Container.
TERMINALS: Clean up of Sandy damage is substantially completed at all terminals. Terminals are still awaiting resumption of power. As power is restored, the terminals  need approximately 12-18 hours to test equipment and systems. If no damage found, the terminals will be ready to work vessels and ingate/outgate cargo.
CUSTOMS & BORDER PROTECTION (CBP): CBP’s mobile equipment is ready for operation. Radiation inspection portals will tested as power is restored. Three of the four Customs Exam Stations (CES) are in operation and CBP started clearing cargo through them yesterday. GCT CES will open as soon as power is restored.
RAIL: NS and CSX are moving trains into and out of ExpressRail Elizabeth Facility.
Port Authority facilities are closed to traffic not associated directly with current terminal and facility recovery operations until further notice.
(For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com)
Source: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Post-Sandry Update 5 issued at 17:00 hours (local time) on 2 November 2012

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