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Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
22-Jun-2017 PORTS STILL CLOSED DUE TO STORM Beaumont, Port Arthur & Lake Charles, United States SUPPLY OF PROVISIONS, SPARES, TOOLS & EQUIPMENT Sharjah, United Arab Emirates Ports still closed due to storm Thursday, June 22, 2017, Beaumont, Port Arthur & Lake Charles,...
June 22nd, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Stores and Provisions, Taxation, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
21-Jun-2017 RESTRICTIONS AHEAD OF STORM LANDFALL New Orleans, United States PORT CONDITION X-RAY SET Beaumont, Port Arthur, Orange & Lake Charles, United States Restrictions ahead of storm landfall Wednesday, June 21, 2017, New Orleans, United States In anticipation of...
June 21st, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
12-Jun-2017 TROPICAL STORM MERBOK Hong Kong DREDGING AT ALHAMBRA CROSSING Mississippi River, United States QATAR SANCTIONS UPDATE United Arab Emirates Tropical Storm Merbok Monday, June 12, 2017, Hong Kong According to the update issued by the Hong Kong Observatory at 11:00...
June 12th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions, Weather | Read More

Dry …versus the Wets…

Dry …versus the Wets…
John Faraclas And a bit of good news, even at very very low market levels… The BDI@870 – up 21, but the Wets still diving. Geopolitics the big issue and Terrorism MUST stop here and now, or else. John Faraclas’ daily recap: The BDI (Dry Baltic Index) continued its upward trend, thanks to the Capers,...
June 12th, 2017 | Chartering, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Markets, Reports, Tankers | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
05-Jun-2017 PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS Bahrain PORT ENTRY RESTRICTIONS – FUJAIRAH Fujairah, United Arab Emirates SHIP TO SHIP OPERATIONS SUSPENDED AT ANCHORAGE Salalah, Oman REMOVAL OF GOVERNMENT MOORING BUOY A29 OFF CAUSEWAY BAY TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION...
June 5th, 2017 | Corruption, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Sanctions | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
25-May-2017 PORT WORKING HOURS DURING RAMADAN Yanbu, Saudi Arabia TYPHOON SEASON Hong Kong RAMADAN PORT WORKING HOURS Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates MARINE WORKS AT OIL TERMINAL, CHAI WAN Hong Kong UNDERWATER INSPECTION WORKS AND SUBMARINE CABLE LAYING OPERATIONS Hong Kong RAMADAN...
May 25th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Ports & Terminals, Religion | Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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