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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on May 6, 2014 at 7:14 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Angola, Cabinda – Navigation prohibited
* Singapore, Singapore – Dredging at Pioneer Shipyard
* Australia, Port Kembla – Port charges to rise 3%

DATE: May 06, 2014
COUNTRY: Angola
PORT: Cabinda
Navigation prohibited

Until 20 January 2015, navigation is prohibited within 500 metres of the
area bounded by the following coordinates at Cabinda, due to works to
install maritime infrastructure to support activities of the ENI Angola oil
company:
Lat: 06 deg 06’00″S / Long: 10 deg 58’00″E
Lat: 06 deg 10’00″S / Long: 10 deg 58’00″E
Lat: 06 deg 06’00″S / Long: 11 deg 03’00″E
Lat: 06 deg 09’00″S / Long: 11 deg 04’00″E

For information about operations in Angola contact GAC Angola at
angola@gac.com

DATE: May 06, 2014
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Dredging at Pioneer Shipyard

From today (6 May) until 31 July, dredging works are underway at the
Pioneer Shipyard off the West Jurong Channel.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine
Notice No. 61 of 2014 dated 5 May 2014, the works are being conducted 24
hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area
bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
A) 1° 17.252’N / 103° 39.912’E
B) 1° 17.529’N / 103° 40.244’E
C) 1° 17.486’N / 103° 40.278’E
D) 1° 17.210’N / 103° 39.946’E

Dredging work will be carried out by dredgers held in position with
anchors. The dredgers, with hopper barges in attendance, will have a
circular safety working zone of 50-metre radius centred at the dredgers.
Dredged material will be transported to the designated dumping ground by
the hopper barges assisted by pusher tugs.

During the operation, the dredger will be attended by tug boats. The tug
boats will be used to shift the dredger.

A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn
other craft of the project.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and
international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
(a) keep well clear and not to enter the working area;
(b) maintain a proper lookout;
(c) proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution;
(d) maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 22( Jurong Control);
and
(e) communicate with Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if
required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at
singapore@gac.com

DATE: May 06, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Port Kembla
Port charges to rise 3%

NSW Ports has advised that a 3% increase in port charges will come into
effect at Port Kembla from 1 July.

The Navigation Services Charge (Port Tonnage) will increase from $0.7478
per GT to $0.77 per GT for working vessels calling at either the Coal
Terminal or BlueScope Berths.

The Navigation Services Charge for vessels calling at the other general
berths will increase from $0.4498 to $0.46 per GT.

Site Occupation Charge will increase between $7- $13 per hour at the BLB,
Grain Berth and Oil Berth.

All prices are in Australian Dollars and exclude GST.

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

GAC is the world’s leading provider of services and solutions for the
global Shipping, Logistics and Marine industries.

“Jo”

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