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Hot Port News from GAC
Works at Tuas Terminal Phase 1 July 14, 2015, Singapore, Singapore The working period and working area for works at Tuas Terminal Phase 1 have been extended. The works will now be conducted from 21 July 2015 to 20 January 2016. According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port...
July 14th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

PORT ALERT: 15 July 2015 – Bosphorus Strait further closure

PORT ALERT: 15 July 2015 – Bosphorus Strait further closure
14/7/2015 – 15 July 2015 – Bosphorus Strait further closure Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising that the Bosphorus Strait in Turkey will be closed in both directions on 15 July between 07:00-14:00 approximately due to the ongoing construction works on the Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge...
July 14th, 2015 | Breaking News, Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Adjustment of draft restriction July 13, 2015, United States, Mobile, Alabama The Army Corps of Engineers has completed much of the necessary dredging on the west side of the channel in the Upper Mobile River. They are still working on the Turning Basin and the east side of the Mobile River from the...
July 13th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Port of Necochea, Argentina – Customs Strike

Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising of pending strike action by customs staff at the Port of Necochea, Argentina. The ‘pen down’ strike (staff will attend their place of work but not perform any duties) is pay-related and scheduled to take place on the following dates: July 10,  July 16...
July 10th, 2015 | Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Bunker operations limited to daylight hours July 09, 2015, South Africa, Cape Town The Operator of Joint Bunker Suppliers (JBS) at Cape Town has decided to limit bunker operating hours at the Eastern Mole to daylight hours only. Operations will be between 07:30 and 18:00. The reason for this decision...
July 9th, 2015 | Bunkering, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Severe Tropical Storm Linfa east of Hong Kong July 08, 2015, Hong Kong, all ports Standby Signal No.1 is in force in Hong Kong, in anticipation of the possible impact of Severe Tropical Storm Linfa. According to the latest Tropical Cyclone Bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory, at 5pm local...
July 8th, 2015 | Bunkering, Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

PORT ALERT: 7 July – Latest update on port operations in Greece

PORT ALERT: 7 July – Latest update on port operations in Greece
Port of Piraeus – The container terminal Latest update on port operations in Greece Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) can provide the latest update on port operations in Greece and local conditions to 7 July 2015. Port operations: Cruise – no issues or changes of itinerary have been reported...
July 7th, 2015 | Associations, Banking, Energy, HR, Port Conditions | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Port charges revision from August July 06, 2015, Oman, Mina Al Fahal Port charges will be revised/increased for Tankers calling to at Mina Al Fahal, Oman, with effect from 1 August. For details of the new charges and information about operations in Oman contact GAC Oman at muscat@gac.com Dredging...
July 6th, 2015 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
    04/07/2015 WORLDWIDE – WORLD HOLIDAYS: 5-18 JULY 2015 IMPLEMENTATION OF WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES Panama, Panama Canal World Holidays: 5-18 July 2015 COUNTRY: Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks...
July 4th, 2015 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Removal of Wreck at waters east of Ninepin Group July 03, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong For a period of approximately 6 weeks, a wreck removal operation will be carried out [east of Ninepin Group] within the works area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A)...
July 3rd, 2015 | Bunkering, Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Changes to Ship’s Routing & Ship Reporting Systems July 02, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong From 1 July 2015, changes imposed by the Ministry of Transport of the People’s Republic of China to the ship’s routing system and the ship reporting system in the waters of the Pearl River Estuary...
July 2nd, 2015 | Canals, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Shoaling in the Houston Ship Channel July 01, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas Effective immediately, the draft for the Houston Ship Channel will be limited to 43′-00″ fresh water with a zero tide. Yesterday (30 June), a vessel touched the bottom in the middle of the Channel near beacons...
July 1st, 2015 | Bunkering, Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Update on port operations in Greece

Update on port operations in Greece
Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is advising the following details on the current capital controls and potential effects on operations in Greece. The capital controls enforced by the Greek Government on 28th June are continuing: –  All Greek Banks are currently closed until Tuesday 7th July. –...
July 1st, 2015 | Associations, Breaking News, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Organisations, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Regulatory, Ship Agencies | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Locks closure for maintenance works June 29, 2015, Germany, Kiel Canal The Kiel Canal Authority has announced that due to maintenance works, the Big South Lock Chamber at the Kiel-Holtenau locks will be out of service from 07:30 to 15:30 hours tomorrow (30 June). (For information about operations...
June 29th, 2015 | Bunkering, Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Port tariff increase postponed June 26, 2015, Ghana, all ports Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has postponed the increase of Ghana ports tariffs for another 3 months. There will not be any increase on 1 July as planned. For further details and information about operations in Ghana, contact GAC-OMA...
June 26th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Lock closure June 25, 2015, United Kingdom, Hull In order to complete essential works at the Inner Gate anchorages at King George Dock Lock in Hull, the lock will be closed to all shipping between 10:00 and 18:00 hours on Monday 6 July. For information about operations in the UK contact GAC UK at uk@gac.com New...
June 25th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Revised port tariffs from 1 July June 24, 2015, Ghana, all ports Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has revised the ports tariffs, to come into effect from 1 July. For further details and information about operations in Ghana, contact GAC-OMA Ghana at gac-oma.ghana@gac.com Dredging operations off...
June 24th, 2015 | Bunkering, Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Maintenance dredging operations at Western Anchorage No.2 June 23, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong For approximately six months, dredging operations will be carried out [at Western Anchorage No.2] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (E): (A)...
June 23rd, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Safety zone for Tall Ships’ parade June 22, 2015, United States, Delaware Bay The U.S. Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay is alerting mariners of a safety zone to mitigate the risks associated with the Tall Ships Philadelphia Camden 2015 Parade of Sail. The safety zone is effective 2:00 p.m. to...
June 22nd, 2015 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

RTG cranes from Konecranes for the new Baltic port of Bronka

RTG cranes from Konecranes for the new Baltic port of Bronka
On 11 June the freighter “Meri” was the first vessel handled in the new Russian Baltic port of Bronka. She delivered the first three of a total of ten RTG cranes from Konecranes in Finland. The firm is among the world’s leading manufacturers of cranes and lifting gear. Arriving from Hanko in Finland,...
June 22nd, 2015 | Logistics, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  20/06/2015 WORLDWIDE – WORLD HOLIDAYS: 19 JULY-1 AUGUST 2015 World Holidays: 19 July-1 August 2015 COUNTRY: Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:Mon 20 Jul – Eid Ul Fitr (Pakistan,...
June 20th, 2015 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Increase of pilotage tariffs in 2016 June 19, 2015, Finland, all ports Finnpilot Pilotage Ltd has announced an increase of 15 Euros in all pilotage categories at all Finnish ports from 1 January 2016. For information about operations in Finland contact GAC Finland at finland@gac.com Demolition of...
June 19th, 2015 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Port Transport Safety Dues at Russian Black Sea ports June 18, 2015, Russia, Novorossiysk From 1 July, 2015 Port Safety Transprort Safety Dues will be applied at the Russia Black Sea ports of Novorossiysk, Gelendzhik, Anapa, Kavkaz, Temruk and Taman. The rates for all types of vessels are as follows: Tankers –...
June 18th, 2015 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Yachting | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Anchorage and channel entry/departure guidelines June 17, 2015, United States, New York, NewYork Sandy Hook Pilots have advised of updated transit guidelines for: 1. Entry and departure to/from the Federal Anchorages in the Upper Bay and Gravesend Bay 2. Transit over the Upper Bay Utility Crossings 3....
June 17th, 2015 | Bunkering, Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Pilot boarding suspended June 16, 2015, United States, Corpus Christi, Texas Pilots are no longer be boarding vessels at Corpus Christi from 0825 today (16 June) due to high winds and rough seas. For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com Tropical Storm Bill (16 June...
June 16th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More