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Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
  16/09/2015 CARGO WITH FLASH POINT BELOW 61 DEG. C South Africa, Cape Town MARCUS HOOK RANGE & ANCHORAGE DREDGING OPERATIONS United States, Delaware River HAZARD TO NAVIGATION United States, Delaware River NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS United States, Houston, Texas SOIL...
September 16th, 2015 | Associations, Bunkering, Canals, Inland Waterways, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Oxifree Global plans expansion in marine sector

Oxifree Global plans expansion in marine sector
Corrosion prevention specialist Oxifree Global has secured funding from renowned UK venture capital firm Octopus Investments (www.octopusinvestments.com) enabling it to invest in expanding its offering within the marine industry, whilst also providing the Frimley headquartered business with the ability...
August 26th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, Technical, Technology | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
NO VESSEL MOVEMENTS ON GULF INTER-COASTAL WATERWAY DUE TO FIRE United States, Houston, Texas MOORING AND UNMOORING OF VESSELS OFF PULAU TEKONG Singapore, Singapore CHARITY CRUISE IN CRUISE BAY Singapore, Singapore No vessel movements on Gulf Inter-Coastal Waterway due...
August 20th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

New-build survey vessel “Fugro Americas”, showcased in Texas

New-build survey vessel “Fugro Americas”, showcased in Texas
The “Fugro Americas” Making her debut at the Martin Midstream Dock in Galveston, Texas, Fugro’s premier geophysical survey vessel, the Fugro Americas, was showcased to top clients, with over 100 in attendance. Fugro gave guided tours of the new-build vessel, with geophysical, geoscience,...
August 19th, 2015 | Marine Equipment Products and Services, News, Oil Industry, Shipbuilding and Shipyards, Technical, Technology | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Pilotage rates increase July 30, 2015, United States, Corpus Christi, Texas A 2½% increase in pilotage rates for the port of Corpus Christi will come into effect from 1 August 2015. This increase is the final tier of a 3-year rate increase granted by the Pilot Board at a Public Hearing on 29 July...
July 30th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Menhaden survey request July 29, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas The West Gulf Maritime Association (WGMA) is urging its members with ships arriving at any port in the western US Gulf to participate in the Menhaden survey. The annual Menhaden spawn (typically April through October) has created...
July 29th, 2015 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Draft change for Ship Channel July 20, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas After reviewing multiple hydro surveys provided by the Army Corp of Engineers, the 43′-00′ draft restriction imposed by the Houston Pilots on 29 June is rescinded, effective immediately. Maximum draft permitted...
July 20th, 2015 | Bunkering, Canals, 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

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Hot Port news from GAC
  30/06/2015 SHOALING IN THE HOUSTON SHIP CHANNEL United States, Houston, Texas DREDGING OFF WEST JURONG CHANNEL Singapore, Singapore HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL DRAGON BOAT RACES 2015 Hong Kong, Hong Kong PLANNED CLOSURE CANCELLED Turkey, Turkish Straits Shoaling...
June 30th, 2015 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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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
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

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Hot Port News from GAC
Concerns ahead of anticipated bad weather June 15, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas CROFT FILTERS DEVELOPS SOLUTION FOR WOOLWICH FERRIES Leading filter manufacturer, Croft Filters, has provided marine services company, Briggs Marine, with a number of filters for its Woolwich ferries. North-West...
June 15th, 2015 | Bunkering, Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Topaz Selects ABS to Provide Fleet Management Software for Offshore Support Vessels

Topaz Selects ABS to Provide Fleet Management Software for Offshore Support Vessels
Rene Kofod Oolsen ABS Nautical Systems Fleet Management Software Provides a More Streamlined Approach to Fleet Management. (Houston–) Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel company, has selected ABS as its fleet management software provider. Topaz will use the ABS Nautical...
June 4th, 2015 | Classification Societies, IT and Communications | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
River approaching Flood Stage May 28, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas The San Jacinto River near Sheldon is predicted to reach Flood Stage of 10 ft at approximately 1900 hours today (Thursday 28 May). The river is predicted to continue rising, reaching 11.3 ft on Saturday (30 May). These predictions...
May 28th, 2015 | Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Severe weather safety planning May 15, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas The 2015 Hurricane Season will officially start on June 1, 2015. All facilities and vessels in the Houston-Galveston Captain of the Port (COTP) zone are encouraged to review their severe weather plans and begin preparations...
May 15th, 2015 | Canals, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | 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
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
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

FUGRO announces technical workshop program for offshore technology conference

FUGRO announces technical workshop program for offshore technology conference
Reservations are now open for Fugro’s program of technical workshops during the upcoming Offshore Technology Conference,  May 4th – 7th in Houston, TX.   With a variety of timely topics, Fugro will showcase its unique technology in geotechnical, survey, and subsea disciplines with a series of...
April 24th, 2015 | Energy, Technical, Technology, Underwater Shipping | Read More

VIKING lifts safety to new heights at OTC

VIKING lifts safety to new heights at OTC
Alexander Gundersen, VIKING Global Sales Manager, Offshore A record-breaking offshore evacuation system is one of several highlights to be presented at the stand of leading marine and fire safety equipment and service provider VIKING Life-Saving Equipment (VIKING) at OTC 2015 in Houston, Texas. Chuting...
April 20th, 2015 | Company Profiles, Marine Equipment Products and Services, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Channel draft increased March 26, 2015, United States, Bayport, Texas Houston Pilots have advised that the maximum draft in the Bayport Channel has reverted to 40′ fresh water draft after the completion of dredging on the north side of the channel in the area that had been shoaled in. For information...
March 26th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Collision at lock gate March 20, 2015, Germany, Kiel Canal Delays are possible at the Brunsbuettel Locks in the Kiel Canal today (20 March), after the Big North Lock Chamber was taken out of service following a heavy collision at the No.3 lock gate. (For information about operations in Germany contact...
March 20th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Fog halts ship traffic March 19, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas As per advise from Houston Pilot Office, ship traffic at Houston and Galveston and Texas City was shut down at 2100 hours last night (18 March) due to fog. Ship traffic in Texas City was halted at 2230 hours. At Beaumont and Port...
March 19th, 2015 | Military, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Fog persists March 18, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas Dense fog continues to disrupt operations at ports along the Upper Texas Coast. Houston, Galveston and Corpus Christi were closed last night (17 March), though Freeport is currently open. A Marine Dense Fog Advisory remains in effect for the...
March 18th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More