Archive for the ‘Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons’ Category

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  21-Mar-2017 MARINE WORKS FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THREE-RUNWAY SYSTEM NORTH OF AIRPORT Hong Kong UPCOMING LOCKS LANE OUTAGES Panama Canal, Panama TROPICAL LOW 22U UPDATE 2 Dampier & Port Walcott, Australia Marine works for construction of three-runway...
March 21st, 2017 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
20-Mar-2017 SANDSTORMS DISRUPTING OPERATIONS Jeddah, Saudi Arabia STRONG WINDS AND SEASONAL RAINS Dammam, Saudi Arabia PORT MONITORING TROPICAL LOW Dampier, Australia REPAIR WORKS FOR LIGHT BEACON AT TANG CHAU Hong Kong Sandstorms disrupting operations Monday, March 20, 2017,...
March 20th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Port of Durban Marine Pilot successfully steers a car acrrier in rough sea conditions

Port of Durban Marine Pilot successfully steers a car acrrier in rough sea conditions
Marine Pilot Rainer Rauntenberg (right) who managed to the steer in an automotive vessel in rough weather conditions receives a gift from the Port of Durban Harbour Master Alex Miya. [Durban, South Africa, 17 March 2017]  The cyclonic weather conditions which battered the Durban beach front earlier...
March 17th, 2017 | Automobiles, Automobiles, Car trade, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Markets, People and Places, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
04-Mar-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 5-18 MARCH 2017 Worldwide CYCLONE WATCH Northern Territory, Australia World Holidays: 5-18 March 2017 Saturday, March 4, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: 8 Mar (Wed) – Women’s Day 13...
March 4th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Holidays, Ports & Terminals | Read More

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem

The BDI@856 amid mega Geopolitical mayhem
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained 50 (indeed you read correct, fifty) points plus and now stands at 856 points, thanks to the as ever volatile Capers; Geopolitics and in general the masses all over Planet Ocean are in a very uneasy situation. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The Capers’...
February 23rd, 2017 | Anniversaries, Associations, Bribery and Corruption, Charity, Clubs, Communication, Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Energy, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Health and Safety, Immigration, Jobs, Maritime History and Museums, Markets, Military, News, Person Profiles, Reports, Safety and Security, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Trade and Commerce, WISTA - Women in Shipping | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
23-Feb-2017 GOVERNMENT INSTITUTIONS & BANKS CLOSE FOR CARNIVAL Panama STORM DORIS REACHES UK SHORES United Kingdom Government institutions & banks close for Carnival Thursday, February 23, 2017, Panama Due to the upcoming Carnival holidays in Panama, Government institutions...
February 23rd, 2017 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Holidays, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
07-Feb-2017 TROPICAL LOW 15U: UPDATE 7 FEBRUARY 2017 Dampier & Port Hedland, Australia Tropical low 15U: Update 7 February 2017 Tuesday, February 7, 2017, Dampier & Port Hedland, Australia Dampier and Port Hedland are currently at Cyclone Response Stage 2 (Prepare) Tropical...
February 7th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

BDI and Geopolitical volatility bites

BDI and Geopolitical volatility bites
John Faraclas Volatility and geopolitical knocks begin to bite following today’s fall, leaving the markets high and dry – …with the exception of the BDTI…; John Faraclas daily report: The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) closed down ten points since yesterday at 942, sending more shocks, despite the...
January 19th, 2017 | Associations, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Markets, Military, News, People and Places, Politics and Government, Statistics, Tankers | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  23-Dec-2016 CONSTRUCTION OF FLOATING PONTOONS & GANGWAYS Singapore TEMPORARY ESTABLISHMENT OF ACOUSTIC MONITORS FOR DOLPHIN SURVEY EAST OF SOKO ISLANDS Hong Kong ESTABLISHMENT OF SILT CURTAINS AT WEST KOWLOON CULTURAL DISTRICT Hong Kong NEOPANAMAX VESSEL REQUIREMENTS REGARDING PILOT...
December 23rd, 2016 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  20-Dec-2016 PORTS PREPARE FOR TROPICAL LOW Dampier & Port Hedland, Australia Ports prepare for tropical low Tuesday, December 20, 2016, Dampier & Port Hedland, Australia A significant tropical low weather system has developed off the North West coast of Western Australia,...
December 20th, 2016 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  23-Nov-2016 PIER RECONSTRUCTION WORK Novorossiysk, Russia RED ALERT ISSUED FOR HURRICANE OTTO Panama HURRICANE OTTO HEADING TOWARDS COSTA RICE & NICARAGUA Costa Rica & Nicaragua LOCK CLOSURE FOR MAINTENANCE Kiel Canal, Germany Pier reconstruction work Wednesday, November...
November 23rd, 2016 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New Zealand earthquake – port and infrastructure update

New Zealand earthquake – port and infrastructure update
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of a number of port and infrastructure issues following New Zealand’s biggest earthquake in 150 years. The earthquake, measuring a magnitude of 7.5, struck the upper South Island of New Zealand at midnight local time on 14 November.    Aftershocks are...
November 14th, 2016 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  20-Oct-2016 SEVERE TYPHOON HAIMA Hong Kong/China REPAIR WORKS FOR NORTH POINT VEHICULAR FERRY PIER Hong Kong Severe Typhoon Haima Thursday, October 20, 2016, Hong Kong/China Severe Typhoon Haima is forecast to cross the northern part of the South China Sea and move progressively...
October 20th, 2016 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  17-Oct-2016 TROPICAL CYCLONE SARIKA Hong Kong NEW PASSENGER TERMINAL OPENED Murmansk, Russia PORTS CLOSED DUE TO STRONG WINDS Novorossiysk & Taman, Russia Tropical Cyclone Sarika Monday, October 17, 2016, Hong Kong At 2 p.m., Typhoon Sarika was estimated to be about...
October 17th, 2016 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  14-Oct-2016 LARGE SWELLS AS NICOLE HEADS BACK OVER ATLANTIC USA, Bermuda & Canada TRAFFIC SUSPENSION FOR YACHT, SAILING AND SWIMMING RACES Bosphorus, Turkey Large swells as Nicole heads back over Atlantic Friday, October 14, 2016, USA, Bermuda & Canada At 500am AST...
October 14th, 2016 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  13-Oct-2016 POWERFUL HURRICANE NICOLE SET TO STRIKE BERMUDA Bermuda Powerful Hurricane Nicole set to strike Bermuda Thursday, October 13, 2016, Bermuda At 200am AST (0600 UTC), the large eye of Hurricane Nicole was located near latitude 30.6 N, longitude 66.2 W. Nicole is moving...
October 13th, 2016 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  06-Oct-2016 PORT CONDITION X-RAY (48 HOUR ALERT) Tampa Bay, Florida, USA PORTS SET HURRICANE CONDITION ZULU AHEAD OF ARRIVAL OF MATHEW Jacksonville & Fernandina, Florida, USA PORT CONDITION ZULU ACTIVATED Port Everglades, Florida, USA Port Condition X-RAY (48 hour alert) Thursday,...
October 6th, 2016 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News

Hot Port News
  05-Oct-2016 INCREASE IN NUMBER OF BOOKING SLOTS FOR NEOPANAMAX VESSELS Panama Canal, Panama HURRICANE CONDITION YANKEE SET AT PORTS North-east & central Florida, USA PORT CONDITION WHISKEY SET AHEAD OF HURRICANE MATTHEW Charleston, South Carolina, USA PORT READINESS CONDITION WHISKEY...
October 5th, 2016 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  30-Sep-2016 FIRST SHIP TO BUNKER LNG AT PORT Gothenburg, Sweden MATTHEW STRENGTHENS TO MAJOR HURRICANE OVER CARIBBEAN SEA Colombia/Venezuela/Aruba First ship to bunker LNG at port Friday, September 30, 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden A green milestone is reached in the Port of Gothenburg....
September 30th, 2016 | Bunkering, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, LNG, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Technical, Technology, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  15-Sep-2016 PUBLIC HOLIDAY IN HONG KONG Hong Kong NO. 8 TROPICAL CYCLONE WARNING Hong Kong Public Holiday in Hong Kong Thursday, September 15, 2016, Hong Kong The GAC Hong Kong office will be closed on 16 September 2016 for Mid-Autumn Festival, and the office will resume...
September 15th, 2016 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

MissionEase provides single answer for multi-role vessel challenges

MissionEase provides single answer for multi-role vessel challenges
MULTI-BOAT handling capability will determine whether the new generation of multi-role ships can meet rising security, exploration, humanitarian and environmental challenges, according to Vestdavit. The Norway-based boat system and market-leading davit-handling specialist recently secured a market breakthrough...
September 5th, 2016 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Maritime Accidents, News, Safety and Security, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  01-Sep-2016 TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE HURRICANE CONDITION REPORT Louisiana, USA HURRICANE GASTON CONDITION REPORT Azores, Atlantic TROPICAL DEPRESSION EIGHT HURRICANE CONDITION REPORT Louisiana, USA PORT STATUS YANKEE SET Mobile, USA TROPICAL STORM HERMINE (UPDATE 1 SEPTEMBER) Florida,...
September 1st, 2016 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  31-Aug-2016 PORT SETS STATUS X-RAY Port Mobile, USA WATERWAY CLOSED AFTER ENGINE MALFUNCTION Bosphorus, Turkey Port sets Status X-Ray Wednesday, August 31, 2016, Port Mobile, USA As Tropical Depression Nine continues to develop and is expected to become a Tropical Storm making...
August 31st, 2016 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Maritime Accidents, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Still a low dry market with the BDI@718…

Still a low dry market with the BDI@718…
John Faraclas Despite going over and above the 700 threshold the BDI (Baltic Dry Index) we are still in a very low dry market; Geopolitics as said in the past, and shipfinance scandals that will surface, will drive the stakeholders mad. John Faraclas warns of dangers again: With a dozen points plus...
August 25th, 2016 | Bribery and Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Immigration, Maritime Fraud, Markets, Religion, Sanctions, Shipfinance | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  01-Aug-2016 TYPHOON NIDA Hong Kong TEMPORARY UNLOADING FACILITY AT TUEN MUN AREA 38 Hong Kong SCHEDULED CHANNEL CLOSURE Galveston TX, USA Typhoon Nida Monday, August 1, 2016, Hong Kong Typhoon Nida is moving to Guangdong and is expected to be rather close to Hong Kong and...
August 1st, 2016 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More