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Chartering, Ports & Terminals — By on November 19, 2012 at 8:17 PM

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

  • Australia, Dalrymple Bay – Bills of Lading
  • Australia, Port Kembla – Stoppages affecting port operations
  • Turkey, Turkish Straits – Bosphorus traffic suspended due to engine failure

DATE: November 19, 2012 COUNTRY: Australia PORT: Dalrymple Bay Bills of Lading

In a bid to ensure that Bills of Lading are released at vessel sailing, Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal is implementing the following strategies:
– Proformas will be sent to agent 7 days before the vessel is scheduled to berth. All proformas for the shipment will be sent together (where possible). Release instructions will be requested and monitored.
– Agents are to advise if amendment requests or release instructions are not forthcoming so that the terminal and/or shippers can assist with procuring the information.
For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

DATE: November 19, 2012 COUNTRY: Australia PORT: Port Kembla Stoppages affecting port operations

Several work stoppages may affect operations at Port Kembla in the coming days, as follows:
MAINTENANCE: 20 November There will be no ship loading between the hours of 0700 and 1900 on 20 November due to maintenance of the wharf rail track.
SAFETY MEETING: 23 November There will be no ship loading between the hours of 0700 and 1100 on 23 Novemer due to a safety meeting.
PORT MARINE PILOTS’ INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE – 20-24 November Due to an industrial dispute, there will be no night pilotage movements between the hours of 1800 and 0600 from 20 November to 24th November.
INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE AT BHPB APPIN MINE The supervisors at Illawarra Coal’s Appin Mine (a subsidiary of BHPB) have been on a 2 week strike since 16 November. There has been no notification from the mine regarding duration of delays with coal production.
Further, during November there will be about 2-5 days delay for most vessels due to berth congestion, waiting for cargo availability, etc.
For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

DATE: November 19, 2012 COUNTRY: Turkey PORT: Turkish Straits Bosphorus traffic suspended due to engine failure 

Traffic in the Bosphorus was suspended this afternoon (19 November) after a cargo/bulk carrier suffered engine failure and dropped anchor in the Kandilli area.
For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

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