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Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  19-Sep-2017 “EXERCISE OVERLOAD” Melbourne, Australia HURRICANE MARIA HEADED FOR VIRGIN ISLANDS & PUERTO RICO Caribbean Sea “Exercise Overload” Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Melbourne, Australia Port Users are advised that the whole of port all hazards field exercise...
September 19th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Environment, Oil Spill, Pollution, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  16-Sep-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 17-30 SEPTEMBER 2017 Worldwide PORT CONDITION WHISKEY SET FOR TROPICAL STORM JOSE Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware, United States World Holidays: 17-30 September 2017 Saturday, September 16, 2017, Worldwide Public holidays around the world in...
September 16th, 2017 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  13-Sep-2017 CANAL LOCKS CLOSED Kiel Canal, Germany RETURN TO NORMAL PORT CONDITIONS AFTER HURRICANE IRMA Port Everglades, United States POST-HARVEY PORT STATUS UPDATE (13 SEPTEMBER) Houston/Galveston, United States Canal locks closed Wednesday, September 13, 2017, Kiel Canal,...
September 13th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
  09-Sep-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 10-23 SEPTEMBER 2017 Worldwide TRAFFIC MOVEMENTS RESUMED AFTER SUSPENSION DUE TO LISTING VESSEL Vizag, India ANTICIPATED PORT CONDITIONS FOR HURRICANE IRMA Brunswick & Savannah, GA, United States FLORIDA PREPARES FOR HURRICANE IRMA Florida ports, United...
September 9th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Capers volatility lift the BDI and Wets too amid nature’s tempest…

Capers volatility lift the BDI and Wets too amid nature’s tempest…
John Faraclas The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) gained another 36 points earlier on and now reads 1,332; on a weekly basis it was up 150 points raising hopes but we want you all to stay put until the BDI goes over and above the  2,200 points – the December 2013 level! The Wets were also up but with very...
September 8th, 2017 | Chartering, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Container shipping, Containers, Dry Bulkcarriers, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Energy, Environment, Events, Exhibitions, Markets, Military, News, Oil Industry, People and Places, Piracy and Terrorism, Pollution, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Sailing, Shipping Indices, Sports, Statistics, Stock Markets, Tankers, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  07-Sep-2017 PORT MOVEMENTS SUSPENDED Vizag Port, India IRMA HEADING FOR TURKS & CAICOS ISLANDS Caribbean Sea HURRICANE CONDITION WHISKEY SET, X-RAY ANTICIPATED LATER TODAY Fernandina/Jacksonville, United States PORTS BRACE FOR HURRICANE Savannah/Brunswick, United States PORT CONDITION...
September 7th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Gimson and Burnett Lead GBR 1-2 After US Crew Penalised At Nacra 17 Worlds

Gimson and Burnett Lead GBR 1-2 After US Crew Penalised At Nacra 17 Worlds
… American duo Riley Gibbs and Louisa Chafee lead the Nacra 17 World Championships after the first three qualifying races were contested in light, sub 10 kt breezes and pleasant sunshine off La Grande Motte’s Baie de Aigues Mortes. They were protested after racing for a measurement infringement...
September 5th, 2017 | Associations, Sailing, Sports, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  05-Sep-2017 IRMA BECOMES AN EXTREMELY DANGEROUS CATEGORY 5 HURRICANE Caribbean Sea Irma becomes an extremely dangerous Category 5 hurricane Tuesday, September 5, 2017, Caribbean Sea At 800am AST (1200 UTC), the distinct eye center of Hurricane Irma was located near latitude...
September 5th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  04-Sep-2017 MARINE WORKS FOR TUEN MUN-CHEK LAP KOK LINK CONSTRUCTION Hong Kong MAXIMUM DRAFT REVISED Freeport, United States PORT RESTORATION Houston/Texas City/Galveston/Freeport, United States PORTS STATUS UPDATE Corpus Christi/Calhoun/Brownsville, United States NEW PRE-ARRIVAL...
September 4th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

New Champions usher in new era for Skiff sailors

New Champions usher in new era for Skiff sailors
Matasinhos, Portugal (2 September 2017) – Another day meant another obstacle from mother nature at the 2017 International 49er and FX World Championship, where an unstable land breeze teased the gold medal fleets this morning for their 10 AM start.  Both the men’s 49er and the women’s FX skiff...
September 2nd, 2017 | Events, News, People and Places, Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  02-Sep-2017 WORLD HOLIDAYS: 3-16 SEPTEMBER 2017 SAFETY ZONE FOR FIREWORKS EVENTS Delaware River, United States PORT OPENED Corpus Christi, United States PORT CONDITION RECOVERY Beaumont/Port Arthur/Orange/ Lake Charles, United States World Holidays: 3-16 September 2017 Saturday,...
September 2nd, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
  30-Aug-2017 EID-EL-KABIR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS Nigeria HEAVY RAINS AND FLOODING Mumbai, India TROPICAL STORM HARVEY UPDATE (30 AUGUST) Texas/Louisiana coast, United States Eid-el-Kabir public holidays Wednesday, August 30, 2017, Nigeria The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday...
August 30th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
  29-Aug-2017 SUBMARINE OUTFALL INSPECTION WORKS OFF SHA TAU KOK Hong Kong REPAIR WORKS FOR NORTH POINT VEHICULAR FERRY PIER Hong Kong PORT CONDITION ZULU SET Beaumont/Port Arthur/Orange /Lake Charles, United States TROPICAL STORM HARVEY UPDATE (29 AUGUST) Corpus Christi, United States Submarine...
August 29th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port news from GAC

Hot Port news from GAC
  28-Aug-2017 DREDGING AT KWAI TSING CONTAINER TERMINAL 9 SOUTH Hong Kong LOCKS LANE OUTAGE AND THE TRANSIT RESERVATION SYSTEM Panama Canal, Panama MAXIMUM ALLOWABLE DRAFT FOR NEOPANAMAX LOCKS Panama Canal, Panama CLOSURE OF STRAIT FOR BRIDGE WORK Kerch Strait, Russia IMPACT OF HURRICANE...
August 28th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  25-Aug-2017 DESIGNATED BUNKERING AREAS IN CANAL WATERS Panama Canal, Panama CANOE RACE Hong Kong VESSEL BOARDINGS SUSPENDED Houston, United States BOARDINGS SUSPENDED AT SB BUOY Beaumont/Port Arthur, United States PORT CONDITION ZULU SET AS HARVEY STRENGTHENS Houston, United States Designated...
August 25th, 2017 | Bunkering, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rowing, Sports, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  24-Aug-2017 PORT CONDITION X-RAY SET Freeport, United States TROPICAL STORM HARVEY INTENSIFYING Texas Coast, United States Port Condition X-Ray set Thursday, August 24, 2017, Freeport, United States The Coast Guard Captain of the Port has set condition X-ray for Port Freeport,...
August 24th, 2017 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Sovcomflot’s unique LNG carrier sets new record with Northern Sea Route transit of just 6.5 days

Sovcomflot’s unique LNG carrier sets new record with Northern Sea Route transit of just 6.5 days
The “Cristophe de “Margerie On 17 August 2017, the Sovcomflot-owned icebreaking LNG carrier Christophe de Margerie successfully completed her first commercial voyage, transporting liquefied natural gas (LNG) through the Northern Sea Route (NSR) from Norway to South Korea. During this voyage,...
August 23rd, 2017 | Arctic Shipping, Icebreakers, LNG, News, Technical, Technology, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  22-Aug-2017 TROPICAL STORM HATO Hong Kong DEEPENING OF NAVIGATIONAL CHANNEL Delaware River, USA Tropical Storm Hato Tuesday, August 22, 2017, Hong Kong Hong Kong Observatory has issued a Tropical Cyclone Warning advising that at 9am HKT today (22 August), Tropical Storm...
August 22nd, 2017 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  17-Aug-2017 ROWING EVENT BETWEEN HONG KONG AND MACAU Hong Kong HIGH WINDS FORECAST FOR PORT KEMBLA & ILLAWARRA COAST New South Wales, Australia Rowing event between Hong Kong and Macau Thursday, August 17, 2017, Hong Kong A rowing event between Hong Kong and Macau will...
August 17th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rowing, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  11-Aug-2017 FENDER REPAIR & REPLACEMENT WORKS FOR TYPHOON SHELTER DOPHINS Hong Kong MARINE WORKS AT TAI KWAI WAN, CHEUNG CHAU & HA SO PAI, LANTAU ISLAND Hong Kong TRAFFIC SUSPENSION FOR KITE FEST Turkish Straits, Turkey Fender repair & replacement works for typhoon...
August 11th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

German Women Conquer Skiffs, Italy Wins First Foiling Catamaran Championship In Survival Conditions

German Women Conquer Skiffs, Italy Wins First Foiling Catamaran Championship In Survival Conditions
German Women Conquer Skiffs, Italy Wins First Foiling Catamaran Championship In Survival Conditions Men’s 49er Cancelled, British Take Crown In a day characterized by huge gusts, out-of-control runs, capsizes and wild wind shifts, Tina Lutz and Susan Beucke took complete control of the 49erFX fleet.  The...
August 4th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Weather | Read More

Mistral takes over in Marseille

Mistral takes over in Marseille
… Act 8 of the 40th Tour de France a la Voile did not get off to the most auspicious of starts in Marseille as the region’s notorious Mistral wind put paid to any hopes of sailing today. While the Tour has so far encountered conditions crossing the spectrum from light and shifty to big and blustery,...
July 26th, 2017 | Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  19-Jul-2017 MARINE WORKS INSIDE CAUSEWAY BAY TYPHOON SHELTER Hong Kong ROCK OPERATIONS UNDERWAY Mississippi River, United States Marine Works inside Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter Wednesday, July 19, 2017, Hong Kong For approximately 5 months, marine works involving removal...
July 19th, 2017 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Bringing boating & sailing to life with relaunched OnCourse app

Bringing boating & sailing to life with relaunched OnCourse app
Recreational boaters can now share their trip details with friends and family in real-time using MarineTraffic relaunched OnCourse app.  The upgraded app OnCourse also allows users to plan and review routes and see and learn about vessels and landmarks around them using an augmented reality feature....
July 3rd, 2017 | IT and Communications, Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

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