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Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 16-May-2019 DREDGING OFF KWUN TONG TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong AMENDED PORT NAVIGATION DEPTHS Hay Point, Australia Dredging off Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter Thursday, May 16, 2019, Hong Kong For approximately 3 months, dredging operations [are being] carried out within the area bounded...
May 16th, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 14-May-2019 RELOCATION OF NAVIGATION CHANNEL BUOY Hong Kong TROPICAL CYCLONE ANN UPDATE (14 MAY) Queensland, Australia Relocation of Navigation Channel Buoy Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Hong Kong The navigation channel buoy “3” at Aberdeen South Typhoon Shelter has been relocated...
May 14th, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 13-May-2019 TRAFFIC SUSPENSION FOR SAILING & SWIMMING EVENTS Bosphorus, Turkey TROPICAL CYCLONE ANN Queensland, Australia Traffic suspension for sailing & swimming events Monday, May 13, 2019, Bosphorus, Turkey Vessel traffic at Bosphorus will be suspended due to the following...
May 13th, 2019 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sailing | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
10-Apr-2019 TROPICAL CYCLONE WEAKENS Pilbara coast, Australia DECK COOLING DURING TRANSIT Panama Canal, Panama Tropical cyclone weakens Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Pilbara coast, Australia According to the latest Bureau of Meteorology forecast, Tropical Cyclone Wallace has weakened to a Category 1 system...
April 10th, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 08-Apr-2019 DREDGING WORKS IN WEST JURONG CHANNEL Singapore PORT AT CYCLONE STAGE 1 – MONITOR Dampier, Australia MARITIME PIRACY INCIDENTS DOWN, BUT GULF OF GUINEA KIDNAPPING RISK PERSISTS Worldwide Dredging works in West Jurong Channel Monday, April 8, 2019, Singapore Dredging...
April 8th, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
05-Apr-2019 SILT CURTAINS IN TSIM SHA TSUI, TAI WAN SHAN & QUARRY BAY Hong Kong MARINE WORKS AT CAUSEWAY BAY TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong Silt curtains in Tsim Sha Tsui, Tai Wan Shan & Quarry Bay Friday, April 5, 2019, Hong Kong For approximately 7 months, five silt curtains will be established...
April 5th, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
04-Apr-2019 STATUS REPORT UPDATE AFTER ITC DEER PARK CHEMICAL FIRE Houston, United States CORAL SURVEY AT YAM TSAI WAN, NORTH OF LANTAU ISLAND Hong Kong TEMPORARY LOADING FACILITY IN KWUN TONG TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong Status report update after ITC Deer Park chemical fire Thursday, April 4, 2019, Houston,...
April 4th, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
25-Mar-2019 TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF DAMMAM PORT DUE TO STRONG WIND Dammam, Saudi Arabia PORT OF DAMPIER AND PORT HEDLAND TROPICAL CYCLONE VERONICA UPDATE Port of Dampier and Port Hedland Temporary closure of Dammam Port due to strong wind Monday, March 25, 2019, Dammam, Saudi Arabia Ship movements for docking...
March 25th, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
15-Mar-2019 DOCK WORKERS VOTE TO STRIKE Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Fremantle, Australia REPORTING PROCEDURES FOR SHIPS TRANSITING WESTERN SINGAPORE PORT LIMITS Singapore REPAIR WORKS FOR DOLPHINS IN SHAU KEI WAN TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong SEAWALL REINSTATEMENT WORKS AT TSEUNG KWAN O Hong Kong ...
March 15th, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
26-Feb-2019 TESTING OF AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE Singapore FENDER REPAIR WORKS FOR DOLPHINS IN HEI LING CHAU TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong Testing of Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Tuesday, February 26, 2019, Singapore An Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) will be tested off St John’s Island from...
February 26th, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Oceanology, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
25-Feb-2019 REPLACEMENT OF SUBSEA HOSE AT SHELL SINGLE BUOY MOORING Singapore SEAWALL REINSTATEMENT WORKS AT SAI KUNG Hong Kong EX-CYCLONE NOW WELL OFFSHORE Southern Queensland, Australia MODIFIED PORT CONDITION WHISKEY SET Philadelphia, New Jersey & Delaware, United States Replacement of subsea...
February 25th, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
22-Feb-2019 CYCLONE WEAKENED BUT FORECAST TO STRENGTHEN AGAIN Southern Queensland/Northern New South Wales, Australia SILT CURTAINS AT NORTH-EASTERN CORNER OF NEW YAU MA TEI TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong TEMPORARY WITHDRAWAL OF WEATHER BUOY SOUTHWEST OF SHA CHAU Hong Kong CONTAINER GROWTH PUSHES THROUGHPUT...
February 22nd, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
21-Feb-2019 TROPICAL CYCLONE OMA Queensland/New South Wales, Australia WORK-FREE DAY DECLARED AHEAD OF ELECTIONS Nigeria Tropical Cyclone Oma Thursday, February 21, 2019, Queensland/New South Wales, Australia A Cyclone Watch has been issued for coastal parts of southeast Queensland and northern New South...
February 21st, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
06-Feb-2019 ENGAGE TOWAGE JOINT VENTURE ANNOUNCED Melbourne, Australia WEATHER UPDATE (6 FEBRUARY 2019) North Queensland, Australia Engage Towage Joint Venture announced Wednesday, February 6, 2019, Melbourne, Australia Engage Marine Pty Ltd (Engage Marine) and Smit Lamnalco are pleased to announce...
February 6th, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
23-Jan-2019 WEIGHT LIMITATION OF DANGEROUS GOODS Singapore TROPICAL LOW 12 U (UPDATE 3) Dampier, Australia CYCLONE RESPONSE PROCEDURE ACTIVATED Port Hedland, Australia Weight limitation of dangerous goods Wednesday, January 23, 2019, Singapore From 1 January 2019, the Notification relating to the Weight...
January 23rd, 2019 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
24-Dec-2018 EXERCISING SAFETY AND VIGILANCE DURING FESTIVE SEASONS Singapore REMOVAL OF WRECK Hong Kong GEOPHYSICAL SURVEY AT PING CHAU Hong Kong PORT OPENED AFTER TSUNAMI Merak, Indonesia Exercising safety and vigilance during festive seasons Monday, December 24, 2018, Singapore The Maritime and Port...
December 24th, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals | Read More

Wärtsilä introduces a lifeboat for buildings, a product that should never exist, at Slush Helsinki 2018

Wärtsilä introduces a lifeboat for buildings, a product that should never exist, at Slush Helsinki 2018
Lifeboats for buildings Wärtsilä Corporation 4 December 2018 at 08:00 AM EET – The technology group Wärtsilä launches a product at Slush Helsinki 2018 that should never see the light of day: a lifeboat for buildings. The lifeboats could be used in severe flooding and rising sea levels caused...
December 4th, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Health and Safety, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technology | Read More

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness
Irene K. Notias and Theodore Chouliaras Project Connect and The Institute of Maritime Educational Studies, (IMES) present:  “NEVER FORGET” A seminar on disaster preparedness for children ages 9 to 99 that raises awareness that to act proactively saves lives! The training seminar on the prevention...
December 1st, 2018 | Charity, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Education and Training, Emissions, Environment, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Insurance and Reinsurance, Pollution | Read More

The BDI@1,231: life is a rollercoaster!

The BDI@1,231: life is a rollercoaster!
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost 50 points and now stands at 1,231 points. Geopolitics are about to bring a Shakespearean Tempest revisited; John Faraclas’ daily and weekly recap: On a weekly basis the BDI was up 138 points – from 1,093, thanks to the Capes’ erroneous skyrocking earlier...
November 30th, 2018 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Insight, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, Piracy and Terrorism, Reports, Shipping Indices, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Firms join forces for hurricane devastated school

Firms join forces for hurricane devastated school
Steelwork from REIDsteel in Christchurch, Dorset, UK, going into shipping containers to be shipped to the British Virgin Islands for the new Enis Adams Primary School on the island of Tortola. Steelwork is on a 4,000 mile journey from Dorset in the UK to the Caribbean for the reconstruction of a primary...
November 21st, 2018 | Charity, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
12-Oct-2018 PORT CONDITION WHISKEY (MODIFIED) SET Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Delaware, United States BREAKWATER REINSTATEMENT WORKS AT ABERDEEN SOUTH TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong BREAKWATER REINSTATEMENT WORKS AT CHAI WAN CARGO HANDLING BASIN Hong Kong TRAFFIC SUSPENSION FOR YACHT RACES Bosphorus,...
October 12th, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
11-Oct-2018 PORTS RE-OPENED AFTER MICHAEL MAKES LANDFALL Mobile, Pascagoula & Gulfport, United States EARTHQUAKES ROCK EAST JAVA, BALI & PAPUA NEW GUINEA Indonesia & Papua New Guinea Ports re-opened after Michael makes landfall Thursday, October 11, 2018, Mobile, Pascagoula & Gulfport,...
October 11th, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
09-Oct-2018 PORT CONDITION ZULU SET (12 HOUR ALERT) Tarpon Springs FL, United States HURRICANE MICHAEL STRENGTHENING AS IT MOVES OVER SE GULF OF MEXICO Gulf of Mexico, United States PORT STATUS YANKEE SET Gulfport, Pascagoula, Mobile, Pensacola, Panama City & Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, United States PORT...
October 9th, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
04-Oct-2018 AIRPORT OPERATING ROUND-THE-CLOCK FOR EMERGENCY RELIEF Sulawesi, Indonesia ANCHORAGE CLOSED TO SHIPPING Port Kembla, Australia AREA ON VOLCANO ALERT Sunda Strait, South Lampung, Indonesia Airport operating round-the-clock for emergency relief Thursday, October 4, 2018, Sulawesi, Indonesia Mutiara...
October 4th, 2018 | Airline Industry, Aviation, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
03-Oct-2018 CANAL TRANSITS FOUR LNG VESSELS IN ONE DAY Panama Canal, Panama SUPER TYPHOON KONG REY Taiwan ALERT RAISED AS VOLCANO ERUPTS Sulawesi, Indonesia Canal transits four LNG vessels in one day Wednesday, October 3, 2018, Panama Canal, Panama The Panama Canal reached a new milestone [on Monday]...
October 3rd, 2018 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More