Archive for the ‘Port Conditions’ Category

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
National single window reporting formalities May 12, 2015, Germany, all ports Effective from 27 May 2015, German Authorities will implement the reporting requirements for vessels according to EC-directive 2010/65/EU (national single window reporting formalities). This directive is designed to achieve...
May 12th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Bridge closure May 11, 2015, United States, Delaware River Urgent repairs are scheduled for the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge requiring the drawbridge to be closed to vessels from 2100 today (Monday 11 May) through to 0900 on Tuesday 12 May. The available vertical clearance in the closed position to vessels...
May 11th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  08/05/2015 NEW STORAGE FACILITY SOON AVAILABLE United Kingdom, Portland DEAD SHIP TOW DELAYED United States, Mobile, Alabama New storage facility soon available May 08, 2015, United Kingdom, Portland A unique storage facility adjacent to one...
May 8th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New traffic management measures show their worth

New traffic management measures show their worth
Tim Waggott, Chief Executive, Port of Dover, Powerful winds and operational issues affecting Eurotunnel failed to cause the extent of traffic challenges in Dover that have previously been seen when such issues combine as the new traffic management measures currently being assessed showed their worth. The...
May 8th, 2015 | Associations, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Tourism | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Increased port charges effective from July May 07, 2015, Australia, Townsville A 5% increase will apply to port charges at the Ports of Townsville and Lucinda effective 1 July 2015. The Layup Concession will continue to operate and its effectiveness will be monitored and reviewed through the Port...
May 7th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
New tariff rates from June May 06, 2015, Nigeria, all ports The Nigerian Port Authority has reviewed and revised its tariffs to come into effect from 1 June. For details of the new tariffs and information about operations in Nigeria contact GAC Nigeria at nigeria@gac.com Dead ship tow May 06, 2015,...
May 6th, 2015 | Bunkering, Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Small fish in sea strainers May 05, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas Between April and October, Houston Ship Channel has very large schools of menhaden, krill and small fish within its banks. This has caused almost daily incidents which occasionally result in vessels without power anchoring in...
May 5th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Bolivar Roads Anchorage May 04, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas Effective immediately, Houston Pilots will take orders for vessels going to the Bolivar Roads Anchorage at a draft up to 40′-00″ fresh water. Anchorage “A” is a 48 hour anchorage, and Houston pilots recommend...
May 4th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Port operations unaffected by airstrikes May 01, 2015, Yemen, Saleef Operations at the port of Saleef are continuing as normal, unaffected by airstrikes on a military base in the region yesterday (30 April). The military base is far from the port. Saleef port still running as normal at Security Level...
May 1st, 2015 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Lock chamber closure for maintenance works April 30, 2015, Germany, Kiel Canal Due to maintenance works on the substructures of the lockgates, the Big South Lock Chamber at Holtenau will be out of service from 0700 hours on 5 May to 1600 hours on 6 May. (For information about operations in Germany...
April 30th, 2015 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Transiting vessels urged to exercise caution COUNTRY: Worldwide Following news that a cargo ship was yesterday (28 April) intercepted by an Iranian Revolutionary Guard naval patrol in the Strait of Hormuz, GAC is recommending vessel owners to stay in close contact with already established security...
April 29th, 2015 | Bunkering, Canals, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Tin Hau Festival April 28, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong The Tin Hau Festival at Tai Miu Wan will be celebrated this year on 11 May 2015. Coxswains, owners and operators of local vessels are advised that arrangements for embarkation and disembarkation will only be made at the western side of the main...
April 28th, 2015 | Canals, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Scuttling Run and barge movement April 27, 2015, Angola, Soyo During a planned scuttling run from 23 April till 30 April (or earlier/later dates as appropriate) barge NP 328 will leave PERRO NEGRO 6 wreck location. During the absence, the location will be marked with the buoys. Several buoys are stored...
April 27th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Precondition for lock entry April 24, 2015, Germany, Kiel Canal The Kiel Canal authorities have announced that due to limited lock capacity it will be mandatory to check efficiency of vessels’ manoeuvrebility and astern operation before entering Kiel-Canal locks, either from Elbe River or Kiel-Fjord. The...
April 24th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

Latest on TOC Asia 2015

Latest on TOC Asia 2015
TOC Asia 2015 – Major shippers remain sceptical about the benefits conferred by the development of larger shipping alliances Singapore 23.04.2015 – David Panjwani, global logistics director for US machinery manufacturer John Deere said that the emergence of four large east-west shipping...
April 23rd, 2015 | Associations, Canals, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

Svitzer to take delivery of Damen ASD 2310 and ASD 2411 tugs

Svitzer to take delivery of Damen ASD 2310 and ASD 2411 tugs
Latest additions to the fleet to operate in Bahamas Salvage and Towage specialist Svitzer is all set to take delivery of two new Damen ASD tugs. Svitzer will operate the tugs, an ASD 2310 named SvitzerYuma andan ASD 2411 named SvitzerFreeport in and around the port area of Freeport on the Bahamian island...
April 23rd, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Shiprepair | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
New tug jetty April 23, 2015, Angola, Soyo A new finger pier has been constructed in the Port of Soyo at the following location: Lat 6 deg. 06.95担, Long 12 deg. 20.55脱; Lat 6 deg. 06.96担, Long 12 deg. 20.56脱; Lat 6 deg. 07.10S, Long 12 deg. 20.50脱; Lat 6 deg. 07.11担, Long 12 deg. 20.51E. A...
April 23rd, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

China & India: 2 largest cold chain markets in focus at Cool Logistics Asia

China & India: 2 largest cold chain markets in focus at Cool Logistics Asia
Designing perishable supply chains of the future In cooperation with     Register by 30 Apriland save 30% Book your place Offer expires 30.04.2015 Your Cool Logistics Asia ticket includes: Welcome Reception (1...
April 23rd, 2015 | Land Trasnport, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Reefer Containers, Reefer ships | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Steel piles presenting navigation hazard April 22, 2015, Angola, Soyo Mariners are advised to exercise caution when navigating within the Port of Soyo, south of the leading light in position Lat 6 deg. 06.79’S Long 12 deg. 19.57’E, due to the existence of several steel piles projecting from the...
April 22nd, 2015 | Bunkering, Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Coastal tanker hijacked every 2 weeks in SE Asia: IMB Report COUNTRY: Worldwide A small coastal tanker is hijacked by pirates in South East Asia every two weeks on average, a report from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has revealed. South East Asia accounts...
April 21st, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Chai Wan Cargo Handling Basin Marine Site Investigation April 20, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong For approximately two weeks, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out [inside Chai Wan Cargo Handling Basin] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the...
April 20th, 2015 | Canals, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

2x ATD tugs 2412 delivered to KOTUG UK and Germany

2x ATD tugs 2412 delivered to KOTUG UK and Germany
Damen Shipyards Group delivered two sister tugs ATD 2412 ‘ZP Bison’ and ‘ZP Bear’ to strengthen KOTUG’s European Harbour Towage. On April 8th2015, the sister tugs were handed over by designer and builder Damen to her owner Elisabeth Ltd in order to operate for KOTUG.ZP Bison will operate in...
April 18th, 2015 | Inland Waterways, Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Salvage, Towage, Wreck Removals, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Marine Site Investigation inside Chai Wan Cargo Handling Basin April 17, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong With immediate effect and for a period of approximately two weeks, marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining...
April 17th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

ESPO Conference to shed a first light on Port Regulation approach in European Parliament

ESPO Conference to shed a first light on Port Regulation approach in European Parliament
On 21-22 May, European ports, port stakeholders and policy makers are gathering in Athens for the 12th edition of the ESPO annual Conference. The theme of this year is: “No ports, No energy; No energy, no ports!”. Needless to say, this year’s conference will also dedicate some time to the port...
April 17th, 2015 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, European Union, Logistics, Organisations, Politics and Government, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Regulatory | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Dredging off NSL Oilchem, East Samulin Basin April 14, 2015, Singapore, Singapore From 20 April to 20 August, dredging works will be carried out off NSL Oilchem. According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.41 of 2015, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily –...
April 14th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More