Posts Tagged ‘United States’

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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

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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

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Dense fog closes ports March 17, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas The ports of Houston, Galveston, Freeport and Corpus Christi have all been closed yesterday evening (16 March) or this morning (17 March) due to fog. A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 1pm CDT this afternoon. A broad surface...
March 17th, 2015 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Ship Channel closed due to vessel collision March 10, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas Houston Channel was closed at 1300 hours local time yesterday (9 March) due to a collision between two vessels. The U.S. Coast Guard VTS Houston-Galveston advised that no movement were permitted from Houston...
March 10th, 2015 | Canals, Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Vessel boarding suspended due to fog March 09, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas Houston Pilots suspended all vessel boardings at 11:20 hours local time today (9 March) due to dense fog. The port of Freeport is currently closed due to fog. For information about operations in the USA contact GAC...
March 9th, 2015 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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GAC 24×7 Helpdesk line restored COUNTRY: Worldwide The main phone line for the GAC 24×7 Helpdesk has been fully restored, following disruption earlier this week due to a local landline outage. The round-the-clock service can now be contacted on +971-4-881 4457, as well as by mobile phone...
March 6th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Disruption to main GAC 24×7 Helpdesk line: temporary number announced COUNTRY: Worldwide A temporary contact number has been made available for GAC’s 24×7 Helpdesk, after a local landline outage disrupted the main line to the round-the-clock service at +971-4-881 4457. Until service...
March 5th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Fog still affecting Texas ports March 04, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas Texas ports remain closed today (4 March) due to persistent dense fog in the area. Houston was closed at 1715 yesterday (3 March) and is staging for outbound reopening at 1200 hours local time today. Galvestin was closed...
March 4th, 2015 | Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Ports closed as fog persists in western US Gulf March 03, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas Wide-spread sea fog continues to persist throughout much of the western US Gulf, closing the ports of Beaumont, Galveston, Houston, Texas City, and Port Arthur. There was a brief window of clearing yesterday...
March 3rd, 2015 | Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Drilling of service tunnel March 02, 2015, Germany, Kiel Canal The Kiel-Canal Authority has announced that due to drilling works for a service tunnel, the Big North Lock Chamber at Kiel-Holtenau locks will be out of service Monday to Friday during the hours between 0800 and 1800 from 4 to 24 March. A...
March 2nd, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Taxation | Read More

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Notices of Arrival and Departure: 90-day notice February 27, 2015, United States, all ports On 26 May 2015, an updated NOAD [Notices of Arrival and Departure] schema, versioned 3.5, will be released which will reflect recently released changes to 33 CFR 160 and improvements to vessel/crew longshoreman...
February 27th, 2015 | Aviation, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Yachting | Read More

North P&I club publishes quick reference guide to Iranian sanctions

North P&I club publishes quick reference guide to Iranian sanctions
The ‘A’ rated 167 million GT North P&I club has produced a quick reference guide which aims to simplify European Union and United States sanctions legislation governing what can and cannot be shipped in and out of Iran. ‘Current EU and US sanctions against Iran are incredibly complex and change...
February 26th, 2015 | Associations, Liner Shipping and Trade, Marine Equipment Products and Services, P and I Clubs, Sanctions | Read More

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Security personnel signing on/off February 20, 2015, South Africa, Cape Town Immigration authorities at Cape Town have issued a directive stating that security personnel being presented as crew can prove they is a bona fide crew member by producing a valid seaman’s book and valid passport, and...
February 20th, 2015 | Earthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

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Rhode Island Pilotage Restrictions February 19, 2015, United States, Providence, Rhode Island Due to significant ice accumulation in the region, until further notice all vessel transits inbound/outbound Providence, Davisville, and Mount Hope Bay will be DAYLIGHT only, and scheduled as below:. Pilot...
February 19th, 2015 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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ICE CONDITION II: Steel Hull Restrictions update February 18, 2015, United States, Delaware River The Captain of the Port (COTP) Delaware Bay is notifying mariners that Ice Condition II has been modified to expand STEEL HULL RESTRICTIONS in the Delaware River. There have been reports of ice formation...
February 18th, 2015 | Bunkering, Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Suspension of loading/unloading February 12, 2015, United States, all ports The Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), representing employers at 29 West Coast ports, is suspending vessel loading and unloading at all ports starting today (Thursday 12 February) amid stalled labor contract negotiations...
February 12th, 2015 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Fogs disrupting Gulf port operations February 09, 2015, United States, Beaumont, Texas Fog has caused some disruption at Gulf ports today (9 February). The channel at Beaumont was clsoed due to fog at 0345 hours local time, whilst Houston Pilots suspended all vessel boardings at 0610 hours. The Port...
February 9th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Lock repairs completed February 06, 2015, Germany, Kiel Canal The temporary repairs to the severely damaged lock gate at Brunsbuttel big new south lock chamber have been completed. Both big lock chambers are now back in service. (For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency...
February 6th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Change to Daylight Pilot Boarding Times February 03, 2015, United States, Freeport, Texas The boarding times for pilots for daylight restricted vessels at Freeport have changed with effect from today (3 February). The first pilot boarding time is at 0700 hours local time and the last at 1700 hours...
February 3rd, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
New Notice of Arrival & Automatic Identification System requirements February 02, 2015, United States, all ports The U.S. Coast Guard is expanding the applicability of notice of arrival (NOA) and automatic identification system (AIS) requirements to include additional vessels, and setting forth...
February 2nd, 2015 | Bunkering, Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Dead ship tow January 30, 2015, United States, Mobile, Alabama There will be a dead ship tow of the SS BELLATRIX (950 feet length overall and 106 feet wide) from the Mobile sea buoy to the BAE Shipyard starting at approximately 0700 hours local time today (30 January). The ship will be towed by the...
January 30th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Ice Condition 3 set January 29, 2015, United States, Delaware Bay The Captain of the Port (COTP) Delaware Bay is notifying mariners that Ice Condition 3 has been set for the Port which includes the Delaware Bay and River, the C&D Canal, Cape May Harbor and Canal, and the ICW. This means that weather...
January 29th, 2015 | Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Contract agreement closer (reports) January 28, 2015, United States, all ports According to reports, West Coast shipping companies and dockworkers are close to reaching a contract agreement after eight months of negotiations, potentially avoiding a damaging strike. The Pacific Maritime Association...
January 28th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Severe Winter Storm January 27, 2015, United States, Boston, Massachusetts The Captain of Port Boston has released a Port Bulletin about the forecasted major Nor’easter that could adversely impact the regional Maritime Transportation System over the next couple of days. The National Weather...
January 27th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Hot Port News from GAC
Channel closure for dead ship tow January 22, 2015, United States, Mobile, Alabama There will be a dead ship tow of the Dive Support Vessel UNCLE JOHN from the Mobile Sea Buoy to BAE Shipyard starting at approximately 0600 today (22 January). The 253 feet long, 173 feet wide rig will be towed by the...
January 22nd, 2015 | Canals, Ports & Terminals | Read More