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Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on May 31, 2014 at 6:53 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Worldwide – World Holidays: 1-14 June 2014
* India, Mundra – Draft at berths & minimum depths for June 2014
* Australia, Port Kembla – Ship loaders break-down

DATE: May 31, 2014
COUNTRY: Worldwide
World Holidays: 1-14 June 2014

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the

  • Mon 2 Jun – Tuen Ng Festival
  • Mon 2 Jun – Dragon Boat (Taiwan)
  • Fri 6 Jun – Swedish National Holiday
  • Sat 7 Jun – King’s Birthday (Malaysia)
  • Sun 8 Jun – Pentecost
  • Mon 9 Jun – Pentecost Monday/Whit Monday
  • Mon 9-Wed 11 Jun – Dragon Boat (China)
  • Thu 12 Jun – Philippines Independence Day

For information about operations around the world contact the respective
GAC office. Details may be found under ‘GAC Worldwide’ at

DATE: May 31, 2014
PORT: Mundra
Draft at berths & minimum depths for June 2014

Mundra Port Authority has advised the draft at berths and minimum depths at
approach channel and turning circle for the month of June 2014, as follows:

Minimum depths are:
a) In the MICT container approach channel and turning circle: 13.6 metres
at Chart Datum.
b) In the South basin approach channel and turning circle: 14.2 metres at
Chart Datum.
c) In the West Basin approach channel: 14.3 metres at Chart Datum.

Berth drafts (in metres) are as follows:
B-1: 14.4
B-2: 13.0
B-3: 14.6
B-4: 13.4
B-5: 14.0
B-6: 16.0
B-7: 12.0
B-8: 10.5
B-9: 12.8
B-10: 13.4
WB-1: 17.5
WB-2: 17.3
WB-3: 17.3
MICT CB1: 13.6
MICT CB2: 14.3 Only up to bollard 32
AMCT CB3: 14.1
AMCT CB4: 14.1 Only up to bollard 31.
SB-6: 15.4
SB-7: 15.2

For further details and information about operations in India contact GAC
India at

DATE: May 31, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Port Kembla
Ship loaders break-down

Cargo loading is understood to have been halted at Port Kembla Coal
Terminal PKCT) after both ship loaders suffered a major break-down.

No.1 ship loader is believed to have broken down on 27 May, and it is
understood that No.2 ship loader also broke down yesterday (30 May),
ceasing all loading operations.

According to reports, PKCT is working to bring No.1 loader back online. The
earliest this is expected is is today (31 May). There is currently no
indication of when No.2 loader is expected to be in operation.

The break-down is expected to cause a delay of up to 5 days delay at the
port, based on the current line-up. All going well, this could be cleared
by 10 June.

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at

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