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

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

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
02-Oct-2018 ROAD ACCESS TO MARINA SOUTH PIER DURING KUSU PILGRIMAGE SEASON Singapore KUSU PILGRIMAGE SEASON 2018 Singapore PORT REOPENED Sulawesi, Indonesia Road access to Marina South Pier during Kusu Pilgrimage Season Tuesday, October 2, 2018, Singapore This year’s Kusu Pilgrimage season is from...
October 2nd, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
01-Oct-2018 STRIKE CALLED OFF Nigeria NEW CUSTOMS DOCUMENTATION REQUIREMENT Fujairah, United Arab Emirates MAJOR DAMAGE TO PORT Sulawesi, Indonesia Strike called off Monday, October 1, 2018, Nigeria The indefinite strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) last week has been called off. Business...
October 1st, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
17-Sep-2018 CONSTRUCTION OF SHORE RAMP & REPLACEMENT OF SUBMARINE CABLES Singapore PORT OPERATIONS RESUMING AFTER MANGKHUT Hong Kong Construction of shore ramp & replacement of submarine cables Monday, September 17, 2018, Singapore The working period for the construction a shore ramp and replacement...
September 17th, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
16-Sep-2018 HURRICANE SIGNAL HOISTED FOR SUPER TYPHOON MANGKHUT Hong Kong Hurricane Signal hoisted for Super Typhoon MANGKHUT Sunday, September 16, 2018, Hong Kong The Hurricane Signal, No. 10, was hoisted in Hong Kong at 09.00 hours local time today (16 September) as Severe Typhoon MANGKHUT was located...
September 16th, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Considerations for vessels transiting and calling ports in areas affected by hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones

Considerations for vessels transiting and calling ports in areas affected by hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones
Following from the American Club’s Managers the Shipowners Claims Bureau, Inc.: As Members are no doubt aware, the peak season for hurricanes, typhoons and cyclones in the northern hemisphere occurs between July and October. Vessels trading in regions affected by these extreme weather events are...
September 14th, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, P and I Clubs, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
14-Sep-2018 MARINE SOIL INVESTIGATION WORKS OFF WEST JURONG CHANNEL Singapore SUPER TYPHOON MANGKHUT Hong Kong PORT READINESS CONDITION YANKEE SET Savannah, United States ESTABLISHMENT OF SILT CURTAIN AT RAMBLER CHANNEL Hong Kong FLORENCE MAKES LANDFALL NEAR WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NORTH CAROLINA North &...
September 14th, 2018 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
13-Sep-2018 CONSTRUCTION OF JETTIES OFF JURONG ISLAND CAUSEWAY Singapore PORT STILL OPEN DESPITE FIGHTING Hodeidah, Yemen DISTURBANCE IN GULF OF MEXICO: PORT CONDITION X-RAY SET Brownsville, Corpus Christi and Victoria, United States BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG MEASURES Australia MARINE SITE INVESTIGATION...
September 13th, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Military, Piracy and Terrorism, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
12-Sep-2018 MARINE SOIL INVESTIGATION WORKS NEAR BANYAN BASIN Singapore TROPICAL STORM BARIJAT Hong Kong FLORENCE EXPECTED TO BRING LIFE-THREATENING STORM SURGES & RAINFALL Southeast Coast, Carolinas & Mid-Atlantic States, United States PORTS CLOSED AHEAD OF FLORENCE Wilmington & Morehead...
September 12th, 2018 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More