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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather — By on October 16, 2015 at 7:30 PM

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PORT CHARGES FROZEN FOR 2016
Gothenburg, Sweden
POST-MONSOON DRAFT RESTRICTION AT INNER ANCHORAGE
Mumbia, India
POST-MONSOON DRAFT RESTRICTION AT INNER ANCHORAGE
Mumbai, India
FREE VISA FOR TOURISTS FROM 75 COUNTRIES
Indonesia
CHANGE TO CUSTOMERS CONTROL PROCEDURE
Mersin, Turkey
Port charges frozen for 2016
Friday, October 16, 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden
Gothenburg Port Authority has decided to leave the Port Tariff unchanged. As a result, the Port Tariff for 2016 will remain at the 2015 level….….All ships calling at the Port of Gothenburg pay a port charge based on the ship’s gross weight and classification. The port charge is used to finance, for example, fairway maintenance, traffic information systems and safety at the port….

….Ships that demonstrate good environmental performance receive a discount on the port charge at the Port of Gothenburg. Two indexes are used as a basis for calculating the environmental discount – the Environmental Ship Index, which is used at many ports throughout the world, and the Clean Shipping Index, which is an environmental index where the cargo owners rate ships and shipping companies. Ships that switch to running on liquefied natural gas, LNG, receive a further discount….

….A further port charge discount is aimed at inland shipping. Ships that are classed according to the Inland Waterway standard and operate in the Gothenburg–Lake Vänern area, receive a generous 25 per cent discount on the port charge.

The Port Tariff can be found at www.portofgothenburg.com/porttariff

(For information about operations in Sweden contact GAC Sweden at sweden@gac.com)

Source: Extracts from news at http://www.portofgothenburg.com/News-desk/

Post-monsoon draft restriction at inner anchorage
Friday, October 16, 2015, Mumbia, India
Mumbai Port Trust has advised that post-monsoon, vessels with a draft of 11.5 metres will be permitted at the inner anchorage berth without a Letter of Indemnity.In normal circumstances, subject to tide, vessels of up to 12 metres will be permitted to the inner anchorage directly. However, in case of spring tide, the vessel will have to lighten up to 11.5 metres at PLA or wait for suitable tide to anchor at the inner anchorage to carry out stream discharge.

The Master of the vessel will:
1. Maintain strict anchor water
2. Maintain continuous watch on VHF Ch 12
3. Not allow more than two barges alongside the vessel

Agent of the vessel has to provide Letter of Indemnity in the prescribed format on a stamp paper of Rs 200/- for a vessel with a draft of more than 11.5 metres.

For information about operations in India contact GAC India at india@gac.com

Post-monsoon draft restriction at inner anchorage
Friday, October 16, 2015, Mumbai, India
Mumbai Port Trust has advised that post-monsoon, vessels with a draft of 11.5 metres will be permitted at the inner anchorage berth without a Letter of Indemnity.In normal circumstances, subject to tide, vessels of up to 12 metres will be permitted to the inner anchorage directly. However, in case of spring tide, the vessel will have to lighten up to 11.5 metres at PLA or wait for suitable tide to anchor at the inner anchorage to carry out stream discharge.

The Master of the vessel will:
1. Maintain strict anchor water
2. Maintain continuous watch on VHF Ch 12
3. Not allow more than two barges alongside the vessel

Agent of the vessel has to provide Letter of Indemnity in the prescribed format on a stamp paper of Rs 200/- for a vessel with a draft of more than 11.5 metres.

For information about operations in India contact GAC India at india@gac.com

Free visa for tourists from 75 countries
Friday, October 16, 2015, Indonesia
The President of Indonesia has signed Presidential Decree No.104 of 2015, which offers short-stay free visas for tourist from 75 countries, in addition to the 15 countries and special regions for which reciprocal Free Visa Agreements are already in place.The 75 countries covered by the new decree are as follows: Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus,  Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland , Italy, Japan,  Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Maldives, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, People’s Republic of China, Poland, Portugal, Qatar,  Romania, Russia, San Marino, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Timor Leste,  Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates United Kingdom, United States of America, Vatican & Venezuela.

For information about cruise business in Indonesia contact PT Andhika GAC at cruise.indonesia@gac.com &shipping.indonesia@gac.com

Change to customers control procedure
Friday, October 16, 2015, Mersin, Turkey
The Customs Directorate for Fuel at the port of Mersin has advised a change in the customs control procedure for vessels calling to discharge or load at fuel storehouses.Arrival at Mersin must be declared at least 24 hours in advance and the pre-arrival documents declared to the authoritites in good time. Vessels are also expected to remain longer at anchorage for the arrival controls.

The Customs Directorate’s notice states that, except for exceptional cases. vessels will not be permitted to approach the buoy, quay or platform without making coming control.

The competent surveyor will make the load measurment at the tank area of the vessel or conduct the control of the empty tank in the custody of the Customhouse Guard.

Following the discharge of fuel to the storehouse or loading for ships coming to load and the disassembly of the hoses, the competent surveyor will make the load measurement or conduct the control of the empty tank in the custody of the Customhouse Guard.

The departure controls of the ships  will be conducted by the Customhouse Guard after the load measurement of empty tank control has been done.

For information about operations in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at turkey@gac.com

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