HOT Port News from GAC

Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Safety and Security — By on December 26, 2012 at 7:57 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS*, read about:

* Australia, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park – Pilotage rates to rise
* Turkey, all ports – Customs declaration for spares for vessels in transit

DATE: December 25, 2012 COUNTRY: Australia PORT: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Pilotage rates to rise

Australian Reef Pilots Pty Ltd, one of the two pilotage companies operating in all areas of the Great Barrier Reef Pilotage Area, will increase its rates by 7.5% from 15 January 2013.

For a copy of the updated tariff and/or information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

DATE: December 25, 2012 COUNTRY: Turkey PORT: all ports Customs declaration for spares for vessels in transit

From 1 January 2013 Turkish Customs will require an original invoice declaration for clearance of spares in transit arriving for vessels in port
or straits.

You are therefore urged to always send original invoices together with the AWB copies and packing list, to facilitate timely clearance and delivery of spares to vessels timely. Original invoices must have invoice number, date and wet stamp/signature (not copy or digital signature), otherwise they will not be validity during customs declaration, resulting in customs clearance failure.

For information about operations in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at turkey@gac.com

*dated: 25 December 2012 – Christmas Day

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