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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on November 20, 2014 at 7:45 PM

GAC 01072014Upgrading of Jurong Terminal Berth J10 & J11
November 20, 2014, Singapore, Singapore

The working period and craft list for the upgrading of Jurong Terminal Berth J10 & J11 have been revised.

According to the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.140 of 2014 dated 20 November 2014, the work will now be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 22 November 2014 to 22 May 2015, at Jurong Terminal Berth J10 & J11 within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

A) 01° 18.504’N / 103° 42.951’E

B) 01° 18.471’N / 103° 42.923’E

C) 01° 18.406’N / 103° 43.000’E

D) 01° 18.439’N / 103° 43.028’E

The upgrading works will entail dredging, shore protection work, demolition and reconstruction of berth J10 & J11.

A safety boat will be in attendance throughout the duration of the construction works to warn other craft of the works in the vicinity.

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 25 (Pasir Panjang Control);

and

e) Communicate with Pasir Panjang Control on VHF Channel 25 for assistance, if required.

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

Notice of industrial action withdrawn
November 20, 2014, Australia, Port Hedland

The Australian Institute of Marine & Power Engineers (AIMPE) has withdrawn the notice of protected industrial action affecting towage operations at Port Hedland planned for Saturday 22 November.

This comes after negotiations with Teekay Shipping (Australia) Pty Ltd about the terms of a new enterprise agreement concluded, and AIMPE endorsed the proposed agreement.

The proposed agreement will be provided to employees, who will have seven days to review it before voting commences. This review period begins tomorrow, 21 November, and closes at midnight on Thursday, 27 November. Voting will commence on Friday 28 November and close midday (AWST) on Monday 1 December. Assuming the agreement is approved, Teekay anticipates lodging it with the Fair Work Commission on Tuesday 2 December.

The AMOU and MUA enterprise agreements have been lodged with the Fair Work Commission on Tuesday 18 November 2014.

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

Industrial action suspended
November 20, 2014, Australia, Sydney

Following positive discussions this morning (20 November) the Port Authority of New South Wales has been notified by the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) that the pilot cutters protected industrial action scheduled to commence at 1830 today and concluding at 0030 tomorrow (Friday 21 November) has been suspended.

Agreement has also been reached with the MUA to meet with the Port Authority of New South Wales to continue negotiations regarding the enterprise agreement next week.

All port activities will continue as normal unless advised otherwise.

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

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“Jo”

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