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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on April 17, 2015 at 6:16 PM

GAC 01072014Marine Site Investigation inside Chai Wan Cargo Handling Basin
April 17, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

With immediate effect and for a period of approximately two weeks, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:

(A) 22deg 16.170’N 114deg 14.525’E

(B) 22deg 16.183’N 114deg 14.542’E

(C) 22deg 16.155’N 114deg 14.565’E

(D) 22deg 16.143’N 114deg 14.549’E

The works will be carried out by one flat top barge. Some tugs will provide assistance.

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

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works areas outside the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the operations 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)

Dredging Operations in the Hung Hom Fairway
April 17, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

With immediate effect and for a period of approximately one month, dredging operations will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):

(A) 22deg 17.553’ N 114deg 11.024’ E

(B) 22deg 17.489’ N 114deg 11.039’ E

(C) 22deg 17.475’ N 114deg 10.962’ E

(D) 22deg 17.539’ N 114deg 10.947’ E

The works will be carried out by one grab dredger and one hopper barge. One tug and one workboat will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

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

A silt curtain, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow markers fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtain.

The hours of work will be from 0700 hours to 2300 hours. Vessel employed for the works will stay in the works areas outside the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the operations 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: Hong Kong Marine Department Notice No.53 of 2015

New port tariffs in force at Banten Port
April 17, 2015, Indonesia, Banten

Please be advised that starting from 1 April 2015, the new tariffs at Banten port are as follows:

I)HABOUR

a) Domestic Flag

-Commercial (Per GT/Period)

Existing: 48 RP

Agreement: 48 RP

-Non Commercial (Per GT/Period)

Existing: 24 RP

Agreement: 24 RP

b) Foreign Flag (Per GT/Period)

Existing: 0, 080 USD

Offer: 0, 160 USD

Agreement: 0, 080 USD

II) BERTH

a) Domestic Flag

-Pier (Per GT/Etmal)

Existing:38 RP

Agreement: 60 RP

-Breasting Dolphin & Float (Per GT/Etmal)

Existing: 19 RP

Agreement: 31 RP

-Margin (Per GT/Etmal)

Existing: 12 RP

Agreement: 20 RP

b) Foreign Flag

-Pier (Per GT/Etmal)

Exisiting: 0, 086 USD

Agreement: 0, 108 USD

-Breasting Dolphin & Float (Per GT/Etmal)

Existing: 0, 042 USD

Agreement: 0, 053 USD

-Margin (Per GT/Etmal)

Existing: 0, 013 USD

Agreement: 0, 016 USD

The tariff above exclude of VAT 10%.

Domestic Flag Vessel in Domestic shipping free of VAT 10%.

Foreign Flag Vessel charged VAT 10% except South Korea Flag Vessel due to Bilateral Relation.

Other provisions still refer to SK.Direction No.HK.56/3/9/PI.II-2000.

The agreed tariff will be evaluated every period 2 (two) years since the enforcement period.

(For information about operations in Indonesia contact GAC Indonesia at shipping.indonesia@gac.com)

New Port Dues at Coatzacoalcos and Pajaritos Terminal
April 17, 2015, , all ports

Beginning April 15th, 2015, Coatzacoalcos and Pajaritos Ports Dues has been increase.

(For further details and information about operations in Mexico contact GAC-Tomas Ruiz at gac-tomasruiz.mexico@gac.com)

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“Jo”

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