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Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on May 4, 2015 at 5:55 PM

GAC 01072014Bolivar Roads Anchorage
May 04, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas

Effective immediately, Houston Pilots will take orders for vessels going to the Bolivar Roads Anchorage at a draft up to 40′-00″ fresh water.

Anchorage “A” is a 48 hour anchorage, and Houston pilots recommend that it should only be used for vessels for inspections, fuel, stores, etc. rather than as an anchorage to await berth.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com

East Terminal
May 04, 2015, Sri Lanka, Colombo

Deeper draft general cargo vessels discharging at the Sri Lankan port of Colombo may now do so at the East Terminal.

Berth characteristics are as follows:-

Pier: 400m

Berth Depth: 18m

Access channel: 20m depth with two lane traffic access.

Vessels are permitted to discharge steel, fertilizer in bags, etc. excluding for irritant and dusty cargoes.

Only geared vessels are permitted and need to obtain special approval from the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) prior to vessel arrival at East Terminal.

Navigational dues and stevedoring charges will be according to the SLPA Tariff.

For information about operations in Sri Lanka, contact GAC Sri Lanka at srilanka@gac.com

Bridge works continue
May 04, 2015, Turkey, Turkish Straits

Works continue on the 3. bridge (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge) and the Bosphorus will be closed to traffic from 0500 to 1800 hours tomorrow (5 May).

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

GAC is a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services dedicated to helping customers achieve their strategic goals at the highest levels of quality, safety and compliance.

“Jo”

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