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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes — By on February 12, 2014 at 8:44 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* France, all ports – National strike at French ports
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Works off Pak Mong, Lantau Island

DATE: February 12, 2014
COUNTRY: France
PORT: all ports
National strike at French ports

Workers at French ports embarked on a national strike – probably for 24
hours – at 0600 hours local time today (12 February).

The strike is affecting most public terminals but not private ones.

Fos/Lavera:
Port workers stopped work 12/0600 (probably until 13/0600) at Fos/Lavera
oil terminals (not fully privatized). Dry bulk and containers terminals
must be affected too (dockers).

Le Havre:
Private terminals (CIM/Antifer – crude oil and product cargoes) not
affected/ Dry bulk and containers terminals must be affected (dockers), as
well as bridges/locks (operated by public staff) to proceed to some private
terminals (SHMPP).

Rouen:
Most terminals are private ones so not affected, however dockers are
blocking the city centre.

Donges:
Total (private) terminals (crude oil and product cargoes) not affected. Dry
bulk/containers terminals affected (dockers).

For information about operations in France contact the GAC UK Hub Agency
Centre at hub.gb@gac.com

DATE: February 12, 2014
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Marine Works off Pak Mong, Lantau Island

For approximately 12 months, marine site investigation and construction of
bridge structures for the southern connection of the Tuen Mun–Chek Lap Kok
Link will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining
the following co-ordinates (WGS84 Datum) from (A) to (L) and the adjacent
shoreline:

(A) 22 deg. 17.981′N / 113 deg. 58.087′E
(B) 22 deg. 18.151′N / 113 deg. 58.163′E
(C) 22 deg. 18.503′N / 113 deg. 57.564′E
(D) 22 deg. 18.518′N / 113 deg. 57.427′E
(E) 22 deg. 18.600′N / 113 deg. 57.454′E
(F) 22 deg. 18.753′N / 113 deg. 57.606′E
(G) 22 deg. 18.732′N / 113 deg. 57.697′E
(H) 22 deg. 18.596′N / 113 deg. 57.669′E
(I) 22 deg. 18.456′N / 113 deg. 57.902′E
(J) 22 deg. 18.354′N / 113 deg. 58.074′E
(K) 22 deg. 18.226′N / 113 deg. 58.287′E
(L) 22 deg. 18.163′N / 113 deg. 58.524′E

Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark
the northern boundary of the works area at co-ordinates (I) and (J).

The works will be carried out from a flotilla of vessels including flat top
barges, derrick barges, crane barges, self-propelled barges, hopper barges
and construction vessels at various stages. Some tugs and some work boats
will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works will
change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A non-specified channel with a width of about 110 metres is provided for
vessels navigating along the Tung Chung buoyed channel to pass through the
works area.

A working area of approximately 50 metres will be established around each
working vessel. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will
be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the working
vessels.

The hours of work will be round-the-clock.

Vessels engaged in the works will display signals as prescribed in
international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at
shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kogn SAR Marine Department Notice No.21 of 2014

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