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02-Nov-2016

INTERMODAL TERMINAL TO MOVE TO PORT
Gothenburg, Sweden
CHANGE OF SHIP’S INFORMATION
Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
LOCK TO CLOSE FOR MAINTENANCE WORKS
Kiel Canal, Germany
Intermodal terminal to move to port
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden
Plans are in place to move the intermodal freight terminal currently located in the central city of Gothenburg to the Port of Gothenburg. The switch will allow a higher proportion of transport by rail instead of road……At the beginning of 2018, the intermodal terminal will need to be moved to allow future development of the city. Following an agreement between the City of Gothenburg and the Swedish Transport Administration, it has now been confirmed that the terminal will be relocated to the Arken area next to Gothenburg Roro Terminal in the Port of Gothenburg.

“As approximately 70% of the freight is related to the port, Volvo or other activities near the port, it will be an extremely advantageous location,” said Arvid Guthed, Vice President Port Development at the Gothenburg Port Authority.

On a normal weekday, 12 trains and 200 trucks arrive at and depart from the terminal. Apart from domestic trains, there are also departures for various destinations in Europe. During the course of a year, around 70,000 trailers are switched from one mode of transport to the other at the intermodal terminal…

…Apart from the intermodal terminal, there is also extensive cross docking of other products at the present terminal, including timber and paper, which arrive at the terminal by rail. These operations will cease on March 31, 2017…

…The new terminal will be located beside Gothenburg Roro Terminal. Trailers will be transported from the ro-ro terminals by ship to different destinations, including the United Kingdom and Belgium…

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

Source: Extracts from Port of Gothenburg (http://www.portofgothenburg.com) news release 

Change of ship’s information
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates
Changing information of tanker is not permitted at Fujairah Offshore Anchorage & Fujairah Port.Non-tankers are permitted to change their information with the following conditions.

  1. Any change in ship’s information should be informed to Harbour Master’s Office 48 hours prior ship’s arrival.
  2. Changes such as ship name, class, flag, ownership, agent, etc. should be informer to Marine Department prior applying changes.
  3. Confirmation from the new shipping agency as local agent for the vessel (applicable if any change in agency).
  4. Confirmation of previous shipping agency on release of shipping agency (applicable if any change in agency).
  5. Copy of Provisional Certificate of Registry must be submitted prior making changes on ship’s hull (can be faxed to Marine Department).
  6. Ship Certificates should be submitted immediately after changing name with effected changes.
  7. Vessel and her local shipping agency should report immediately after change of ship’s particulars.
  8. Vessels engaged with cargo operations at Fujairah Offshore Anchorage are only eligible for getting Anchorage Clearance from Port of Fujairah.

(For information about operations in Fujairah contact GAC Fujairah at fujiarah@gac.com)

Source: Port of Fujairah Notice to Mariners No.214 dated 2 November 2016

Lock to close for maintenance works
Wednesday, November 2, 2016, Kiel Canal, Germany
The Kiel Canal Authority has announced that New Big South lock will be closed tomorrow (3 November) from approximately 07:45 to 15:00 hours due to maintenance works.The new Big North lock will remain in service.

(For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent

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