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Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on May 5, 2014 at 7:05 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Germany, Kiel Canal – Vessels face 10 hour wait at Brunbsbuettel
* Australia, Dampier – Port charges to rise
* Australia, all ports – Changes to vessel related electronic & manual
forms
* Australia, Port Botany – Wharfage charges to increase
* Ukraine, all ports – Political turmoil fails to affect port operations

DATE: May 05, 2014
COUNTRY: Germany
PORT: Kiel Canal
Vessels face 10 hour wait at Brunbsbuettel

Vessels with LOA of 125m or more and/or draft of 6.5m planning to transit
the Kiel Canal from Brunsbuettel currently face a waiting time of
approximately 10 hours.

Vessels entering at Kiel-Holtenau face a shorter wait, of about 4 hours.

(For information about operations in Germany contatc the GAC UK Hub Agency
Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent

DATE: May 05, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Dampier
Port charges to rise

Port charges at Dampier will increase with effect from 1 July 2014. A
summary of the increased charges (in Australian Dollars) is as below:

BERTH HIRE
– Current charge: $110.00
– Charge from 1 July 2014: $115.00

PORT DUES
– Current charge: $0.2739/GRT
– Charge from 1 July 2014: $0.2969/GRT

MINIMUM PORT DUES
– Current charge: $540.00
– Charge from 1 July 2014: $610.00

All prices are in Australian dollars and exclusive of GST.

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

DATE: May 05, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: all ports
Changes to vessel related electronic & manual forms

There have been recent legislative changes that have required updates to
vessel related forms, including the Quarantine Pre-Arrival Report (QPAR).

The updates reflect:
– Changes to the First Port of Entry names as advised via industry advice
on 26 March 2014.
– Reforms to the Privacy Act 1988 that came into effect on 12 March 2014.

The forms have been updated with:
– Inclusion of amended port names on the QPAR.
– A privacy statement that must be acknowledged by the person(s) completing
the form/s.
– Department of Agriculture logos and referencing.

These changes have been reflected in the Quarantine Pre-Arrival Report
(QPAR) for vessels and the S20AA and S33 Permission for vessels to enter an
Australian Non-Proclaimed First Port of Entry and/or Subsequent Port of
Call.

The new forms will be available on the Vessel Forms section of the
Department’s website from 1800 (AEST) on 4 May 2014. Please visit the
website after this date to download the new version of the form. After this
date/time, any previous versions of the eQPAR will be rejected.

All other forms that still require branding and privacy changes will be
progressively updated.

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

Source: Australian Government Department of Agriculture Notice to Industry
36/2014

DATE: May 05, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Port Botany
Wharfage charges to increase

NSW Ports intend to increase container wharfage charges at Port Botany by
2.65% from 1 July, 2014, with the following exceptions:

– Full overseas export container wharfage will increase by $2.92 per TEU.

– The empty container wharfage rate will now apply to all empty containers
including coastal and platforms.

The price increases also include Site Occupation at the Bulk Liquid Berth.

The full revised tariff is published on the NSW Ports website.

For further details or information about operations in Australia contact
GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

DATE: May 05, 2014
COUNTRY: Ukraine
PORT: all ports
Political turmoil fails to affect port operations

Despite the difficult political situation in Ukraine, particularly in the
east and south-east of the country, all ports are continuing to work as
normal without delays.

For information about operations in Ukraine, contact GAC-Maxmarin at
gac-maxmarin.ukraine@gac.com

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