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Canals, Holidays, Ports & Terminals — By on July 6, 2013 at 8:25 PM

GAC-newYour daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Worldwide – World Holidays: 7-20 July 2013
* United States, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – USCG Safety Zone for Penns
Landing Fireworks
* Australia, Hay Point – Change to towage charges
* Egypt, all ports – Suez Canal and Egyptian ports unaffected by political
developments

DATE: July 06, 2013
COUNTRY: Worldwide
World Holidays: 7-20 July 2013

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the
following:
Tue 9 Jul – Argentina Independence Day
Sun 14 Jul – Bastille Day (France)

For information about operations around the world contact the respective
GAC office. Details may be found in the ‘Contacts’ section of www.gac.com

DATE: July 06, 2013
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
USCG Safety Zone for Penns Landing Fireworks

The USCG issued a Temporary Final Rule establishing a safety zone on July 6
from 9:15pm until 10:30pm to mitigate the risks associated with the Penns
Landing Fireworks Display.

The safety zone encompasses all the waters of the Delaware River, adjacent
to Penns Landing, Philadelphia, PA bounded from shoreline to shoreline,
bounded on the south by a line running east to west from points along the
shoreline at latitude 39°56’31.2″N, longitude 075°08’28.1″W; thence to
latitude 39°56’29.1″N, longitude 075°07’56.5″W, and bounded on the north by
the Benjamin Franklin Bridge.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA ar usa@gac.com

DATE: July 06, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Hay Point
Change to towage charges

Effective from 1 August 2013 there will be a single towage charge of
$48488.00 (excl GST) – $53240.00 (incl. GST for all vessels calling at the
[Port of Hay Point]….

….in relation to towage charges for the services to the BMA Hay Point
Coal Terminal, the charge out rate is all-inclusive and includes the two
tugs, line-boat, linesmen and wharf charges….

…the current policy of waivering tig cancellations/rescheduling will
remain in place….

(For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at
shipping.australia@gac.com)

DATE: July 06, 2013
COUNTRY: Egypt
PORT: all ports
Suez Canal and Egyptian ports unaffected by political developments

As new political developments unfold in Egypt, operations in the Suez Canal
and at all Egyptian ports continue as normal, unaffected by the situation.

The Egyptian army says that NO state of emergency has been declared in the
South Sinai and Suez provinces. The Sinai peninsula is reported to be “on
alert” only.

For information about operations in Egypt contact GAC Egypt at
egypt@gac.com

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