Archive for the ‘Port Conditions’ Category

Dover offers a fast Winter Getaway this year

Dover offers a fast Winter Getaway this year
The start of winter signals the ideal time to get away with skiers, partygoers and Christmas travellers looking to use Europe’s busiest ferry port as their preferred departure point this year either by car, coach or on foot. Christmas markets in Paris, Mulhouse, Avignon and across northern France...
November 13th, 2014 | Associations, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Tobin Bridge height restrictions November 12, 2014, United States, Boston, Massachusetts The rigging used for the Tobin Bridge painting project has been removed, and there are are no more vertical height restrictions in force. For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com Tug...
November 12th, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Construction of jetty at “Lubpark” shared facility November 11, 2014, Singapore, Singapore The working period has been extended for the construction of a jetty at the “Lubpark” shared facility, off Tuas View Extension, West Johor Strait. According to the Maritime and Port Authority...
November 11th, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Around the Island Yacht Race November 10, 2014, Hong Kong, all ports A large-scale yacht race will take place around Hong Kong Island on 16 November 2014 (Sunday). About 220 yachts are expected to participate in the race. The yachts will set off at staggered times between 0815 hours and 0930 hours...
November 10th, 2014 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Measures to prevent spread of Ebola November 07, 2014, Angola, all ports Angola’s Ministry of Transport has issued advice on measures at ports, airports, bus/railway stations, river crossings and borders to prevent the spread of Ebola. Transportation companies operating from and to Angola must...
November 7th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Trimming of underwater high spots November 06, 2014, Hong Kong, Hong Kong For approximately three months, trimming operations for underwater high spots will be carried out [south of Shek Kwu Chau] in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (F):- (A)...
November 6th, 2014 | Health and Safety, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Terminal shutdown November 05, 2014, Angola, Girassol FPSO A month-long shutdown is scheduled at the FPSO Girassol Terminal, from 12 November to 10 December (inclusive). For information about operations in Angola contact GAC Angola at angola@gac.com GAC is a global provider of integrated shipping,...
November 5th, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Dredging works at Pioneer Shipyard November 04, 2014, Singapore, Singapore From 5 November 2014 to 5 February 2015, dredging works will be carried out at the Pioneer Shipyard off West Jurong Channel. According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.135 of 2014 dated...
November 4th, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Haze causing possible reduced visibility November 03, 2014, Singapore, all ports Due to the presence of haze, the visibility in the Singapore Strait and port waters could be significantly reduced. During periods of restricted visibility, shipmasters are advised to keep a proper lookout and navigate...
November 3rd, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
World Holidays: 2-15 November 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Mon 3 Nov – Ashura Tue 4 Nov – Day of Unity (Russian Federation) Sun 9 Nov – Birthday of Muhammad Iqbal (Pakistan) Mon 10 Nov – Angola Independence Day Tue...
November 1st, 2014 | Canals, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Passenger Landing Charge October 31, 2014, Indonesia, Benoa With effect from 1 January 2015 the Passenger Landing Charge at PT. Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero) Benoa Branch will be adjusted as below: FOREIGN PASSENGERS Old tariff: IDR 16, 000 New tariff: IDR 21, 600 DOMESTIC PASSENGERS (Using Terminal...
October 31st, 2014 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Concern over small tanker attacks in SE Asia COUNTRY: Worldwide While pirate attacks on the world’s seas have fallen for the third consecutive year, small tanker hijacks by armed gangs are escalating in Southeast Asia, reveals the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime...
October 30th, 2014 | Canals, Health and Safety, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Implementation of exclusion zone around barge October 29, 2014, Angola, Cabinda An exclusion zone has been established at Cabinda 1000 feet around the barge Castoro-10 being used to install and pipelines in the Cabinda-Block 0 for the South Mafumeira project. The Castoro-10 is currently installing...
October 29th, 2014 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Construction of Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok Link  October 28, 2014, Hong Kong, Hong Kong  For approximately 12 months, marine works involving reclamation, diving, tunnel construction and seawall construction will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates...
October 28th, 2014 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Investing EU funds for a sustainable and efficient European logistics network…

Investing EU funds for a sustainable and efficient European logistics network: the Mediterranean port alternative EU funding for logistics and transport must go to sustainable and scalable solutions. In this respect, the Mediterranean region should play a key role in building the present and future of...
October 28th, 2014 | Banking, Finance, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Grain inspections of vessels considered “high risk” for Ebola October 27, 2014, United States, all ports The US Coast Guard (USCG) and US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) are actively vetting all vessels arriving which have previously visited a port in a country where the Ebola virus...
October 27th, 2014 | Bunkering, Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hurricane-force winds close ports October 24, 2014, Russia, Novorossiysk Novorossiysk Port was closed at midday today (24 October) been closed due to hurricane-force northeasterly winds. Sheskharis Oil Terminal halted loading operations in the morning. Only one tanker remains alongside the pier No.7...
October 24th, 2014 | Bunkering, Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Locks closure for urgent repair works October 23, 2014, Germany, Kiel Canal The New Big North Lock Chamber at Kiel-Holtenau will be taken out of service next week (Monday 27 to Friday 31 October) due to urgent repair works. During this period only the New Big South Lock Chamber at Kiel-Holtenau will...
October 23rd, 2014 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Locks closed October 22, 2014, Germany, Kiel Canal Due to extreme high water, Brunsbuttel locks were closed today (22 October). Both big lock chambers were put back in service at 15:00 hours. Both small lock chambers remain closed until 22:00 hrs. (For information about operations in Germany contact...
October 22nd, 2014 | Bunkering, Canals, Military, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Post-monsoon increase to draft October 21, 2014, India, Mumbai Post monsoon, considering holding ground and average depth of 12.8 metres in (Mumbai’s) deep water anchorage, it has been decided to increase permissible draft up to 12.2 metres and maximum length 230 metres, previous conditions...
October 21st, 2014 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Ebola Virus Precautions – Update October 20, 2014, United States, all ports The US Coast Guard has released a reminder regarding Ebola precautions. All vessels/owners are reminded that any sickness must be reported. In its Marine Safety Information Bulletin No.17-14 dated 17 October 2014, the USCG...
October 20th, 2014 | Bunkering, Health and Safety, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
World Holidays: 19 October-1 November 2014 COUNTRY: Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Mon 20 Oct – Mashujaa Day, formerly Kenyatta Day (Kenya) Thu 23 Oct – Deepavali Sat 25 Oct – Islamic New Year Sat 25 Oct – Awal Muharram (Malaysia) Sat...
October 18th, 2014 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Measures against spread of Ebola COUNTRY: Worldwide The International Transport Intermediaries Club (ITIC) has issued the following general advice related to the outbreak of Ebola. Vessels that have recently called in an affected country should contact their local agents prior to arrival at the next...
October 17th, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Statement: Port of Dover preparedness for Ebola

Statement: Port of Dover preparedness for Ebola
17th October 2014 STATEMENT: PORT OF DOVER PREPAREDNESS FOR EBOLA The recent decision by the Government to screen for Ebola at certain major UK gateways is a direct response to the current crisis in West Africa. Whilst the Government says the risk to the UK is very low, the Port of Dover will support...
October 17th, 2014 | Associations, Breaking News, Health and Safety, Medical, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Berth out of service for structural survey October 16, 2014, United Kingdom, Fawley Esso Fawley No.9 berth is out of service until 1800 hours on Monday (20 October) for a structural survey. As a result, any Propane vessels scheduled for this coming weekend will be loaded on Esso Berth 2. No problems...
October 16th, 2014 | Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More