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Associations, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on May 25, 2016 at 7:08 PM


Freeport TX, USA
Gothenburg, Sweden
New recommended drafts at Seaway terminals
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Freeport TX, USA
Effective immediately, the Brazos Pilots recommend the following Draft Recommendations for vessels calling at Seaway:DOCK #2: RETURN TO PROJECT DEPTH RECOMMENDED DRAFT 42’ FRESH WATERDOCK #3: REMAINS AT MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED DRAFT 38’ FRESH WATER
* Vessels with a draft of 38’ Fresh Water will only be handled with a minimum positive tide of 0+ FT above MLW.THIS MEANS VESSELS WITH MORE THAN 38 FT FRESH WATER DRAFT DOCKING AT #3 MAY EXPERIENCE DELAYS PENDING HIGH TIDE FOR TRANSIT.

This recommendation is applicable to Seaway terminals and does not indicate depths of the Federal channel.

(For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at

Source: Brazos Pilots Association, Freeport, Texas, letter dated 24 May 2016

Port ops unaffected by quake
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Yemen
There is no interruption to operations at ports in Yemen, despite the 4.8 magnitude earthquake which shook the Bani Bakr area 10km NNE of Yemen last night (24 May).For information about operations in Yemen contact GAC Yemen at

New port entrance opened
Wednesday, May 25, 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden
The joint entrance for road traffic to the Port of Gothenburg has now been officially opened. A clearer route to the port, improved traffic flow and a more efficient reception procedure are just some of the benefits to emerge from this newly established port entry point.Located immediately beside the terminals on Hisingen is Port Entry – the new terminal entry point. It represents a long-awaited piece in the puzzle of achieving better traffic flows to and from the port……The new entrance includes parking areas, truck slots and ID control facilities for each of the terminals. The area even has a Preem filling station for haulage companies. Avarn Security (former G4S), the company responsible for port security, will also be based in the new entrance building.The trucks that are handled here are those that have not been notified in advance. Each terminal will have its own reception desk and after reporting at the gate the trucks go directly to the terminal for unloading or freight collection…

…With the opening of the new port entrance, the joint security function will be first on site. The three terminals – Gothenburg Roro Terminal, Logent and APM Terminals – will move in gradually during the year. Each terminal will announce exactly when this will take place. Until the terminals’ ID control facilities at Port Entry are fully operational, the present advance notification and ID control points will continue to be used.

Construction was carried out by Serneke Anläggning on behalf of Gothenburg Port Authority. The total investment of 40 million kronor was funded jointly by the terminal operators.

(For information about operations in Sweden contact GAC Sweden at

Source: Port of Gothenburg (  

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