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NEW WASTE MANAGEMENT PRICING TO TACKLE CRUISE SHIP GREY WATER/SEWAGE DUMPING
Helsinki, Finland
DRAFT REDUCTION IN SOUTH WEST PASS
Mississippi River, USA
New waste management pricing to tackle cruise ship grey water/sewage dumping
Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Helsinki, Finland
The port of Helsinki is applying a new waste management pricing model to encourage greater usage of the available shore side grey water/sewage treatment facilities.Cruise ships that continue to dump grey water/sewage into the fragile Baltic Sea instead of port of Helsinki shore side facilities are subject to higher waste management fees (NRT x 0, 1610, min EUR 300, – max EUR 3800, -).By bringing waste waters ashore, the normal waste management fee is applied (NRT x 0, 1288, min EUR 240, – max EUR 3040, -).For information about operations in Finland contact GAC Finland at finland@gac.com

Draft reduction in South West Pass
Wednesday, April 13, 2016, Mississippi River, USA
The Louisiana Maritime Association (LAMA) has advised that the Bar Pilots have reduced the recommended draft in the South West Pass to 42 feet, effective from Saturday April 9, 2016.For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com
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