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Hot Port News from GAC

17-May-2019

PLANNED TRAFFIC SUSPENSIONS FOR BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION
Canakkale Strait, Turkey

RECEPTION FACILITIES FOR RESIDUES DISPOSAL ARISING FROM EXHAUST GAS CLEANING SYSTEMS (SCRUBBERS)
Singapore

GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS TO CLOSE FOR EID UL FITRI
Indonesia

Planned traffic suspensions for bridge construction
Friday, May 17, 2019, Canakkale Strait, Turkey

As part of construction of the 1915 Canakkale Bridge between Lapseki and Gelibolu in Canakkale which started in March 2017, a test is planned between 18 and 19 May for its tower caissons.

Subject to the timely completion and success of these tests, Dardanelles traffic will be suspended according to the below conditions and times.

From Monday 20, Canakkale Strait vessel traffic will be shifted to one-way traffic instead of both ways. This will be followed by 12 hours’ complete suspension of vessel traffic and 36 hours’ one day vessel traffic (subject to operations, this may change be extended up to 72 hours).

The tower caissons’ immersion operation is expected to continue for 4–5 days, including Friday 24 May.

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits, contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

Reception facilities for residues disposal arising from exhaust gas cleaning systems (scrubbers) 

Friday, May 17, 2019, Singapore

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) would like to inform the shipping community that exhaust gas cleaning residues generated by ships are classified as Toxic Industrial Waste (TIW) under Singapore’s Environmental Public Health (Toxic Industrial Waste) Regulations.

Under the Environmental Public Health (Toxic Industrial Waste) Regulations, TIW must be collected and managed by licensed Toxic Industrial Waste Collectors (TIWCs). Ships that wish to dispose of exhaust gas cleaning residues in Singapore are required to engage a licensed TIWC for the collection and disposal of such residues.

A list of the licensed TIWCs can be found on the NEA website [https://www.nea.gov.sg/docs/default-source/our-services/list-of-tiw-collectors.pdf].

TIWCs can arrange for the residues to be offloaded in packaged form or in intermediate bulk container tanks directly to trucks and MPA licensed harbour craft for ships at berth and at anchorages, respectively.

For clarifications, please contact MPA’s Port Chemists at +65 6325 2428 or Hazmat@mpa.gov.sg

(For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com)

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.11 of 2019 dated 16 May 2019

Government departments to close for Eid Ul Fitri
Friday, May 17, 2019, Indonesia

Due to public holidays for Eid Ul Fitri, most government departments in Indonesia – including Customs – will be closed or operating with reduced manning from 30 May to 9 June.

As a result, they will not be available for normal processing of services during this period. Import and export shipments arriving or departing will experience significant delays in clearance and delivery which may result in additional demurrage and storage charges.

There is also a restriction regarding inland transportation of cargo throughout the holiday period.

PT. GAC Samudera Freight Services recommends:
– IMPORT shipments: Latest cargo arrival 28 May
– EXPORT shipments: Latest cargo departure 29 May
– Inland transport: Latest cargo delivery to consignee 25 May

For further details and information about operations in Indonesia, contact PT. GAC Samudera Freight Services at logistics.indonesia@gac.com

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