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Holidays, Ports & Terminals — By on January 21, 2017 at 6:59 PM


New York, USA
World Holidays: 22 January-4 February 2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017, Worldwide
Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:
26 Jan (Thu) – India Republic Day
26 Jan (Thu) – Australia Day
27 Jan (Fri)-2 Feb (Thu) – Spring Festival  (China)
28 Jan (Sat)-31 Jan (Tue) – Chinese New Year
4 Feb (Sat) – Angola Liberation DayFor information about operations around the world contact the respective GAC office. Details may be found at

Draft restrictions in place for Arthur Kill
Saturday, January 21, 2017, New York, USA
Extensive shoaling in Ward Point Bend West Reach at the southern end of the Arthur Kill requires draft restrictions be imposed on vessels transiting to/from all terminals on the Arthur Kill.  These restrictions are effective immediately.Shoaling has reduced the controlling depth by 2 ft.; from 35 ft. MLLW to 33 ft. MLLW.  The Army Corps of Engineers have been requested to immediately conduct maintenance dredging to relieve the situation.The shoaling and reduction of draft to 35’6” maximum transit draft in Wards Point is affecting any SOUTHWAY transit.  This is usually any vessels calling at Perth Amboy, Motiva or Port Reading, however any vessels may still transit up to 37’6” (as per the tugs and with review on case by case basis) via NORTHWAY transit through the KVK (Kill Van Kull). Any vessel can still transit OUTBOUND via SOUTHWAY at any time if 31 feet and under. Over 31 feet needs a rising tide and can transit southway up to 35’6.”Further, due to the Goethals Bridge reconstruction, scaffolding in place reduces the airdraft for NORTHWAY transit  from 133’ to  130’8” at MHW max. Vessels transiting northway with up to 37’6” draft must be under the 130’8” air draft restriction. However, if enough notice is given, the scaffolding can be moved, to increase the maximum to 132’2”. This airdraft restriction is likely to remain in effect until the Goethals bridge reconstruction is complete.

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