Posts Tagged ‘United States’

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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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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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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

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Lock-gate damage inspection completed, repairs to follow January 21, 2015, Germany, Kiel Canal Kiel Canal Authorities have announced that the inspection of the damaged lock-gate at Brunsbuettel has been completed. The anticipated time period for repairs to be carried out is about 2-3 weeks. Some delays...
January 21st, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Ports closed due to fog January 20, 2015, United States, Houston, Texas Dense fog which is expected to persist until midday local time today (20 January) has forced the closure of the ports of Houston, Galveston and Corpus Christi. At the time of reporting, Freeport remained open. For information...
January 20th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

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De-watering operations January 15, 2015, Germany, Kiel Canal Due to persistent rainfall, the Kiel Canal Authority has commenced de-watering operations at Brunsbuttel until late afternoon today (15 January). All lock chambers are in use for this operation and no traffic through the lock is possible. Consequently...
January 15th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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World Holidays: 11-24 January 2015 COUNTRY: Worldwide Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Thu 15 Jan – Tamil Thai Pongal Day (Sri Lanka) Tue 20 Jan – Martin Luther King Day (USA) For information about operations around the world contact the respective...
January 10th, 2015 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Lock chamber out of service for repairs January 05, 2015, Germany, Kiel Canal The Kiel Canal authorities have announced that the South Big Lock Chamber at Brunsbuettel is out of service for repairs. Only one big lock and both small locks are currently in operation. Delays can be expected. The expected...
January 5th, 2015 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security, Weather | Read More

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Cruise ship passenger drill requirements from 1 January COUNTRY: Worldwide New requirements for musters of newly embarked passengers prior to or immediately upon departure come into force on 1 January 2015. The amended regulation III/19 in the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea...
December 30th, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Lower sulphur fuel requirements from 1 January COUNTRY: Worldwide Ships trading in designated emission control areas will have to use on board fuel oil with a sulphur content of no more than 0.10% from 1 January 2015, against the limit of 1.00% in effect up until 31 December 2014. The stricter rules...
December 29th, 2014 | Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather | Read More

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Safety Zone for New Year Fireworks December 22, 2014, United States, Delaware River To mitigate the risks associated with a fireworks display, the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Delaware River near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The safety zone will be...
December 22nd, 2014 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

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Vessel boardings suspended due to fog December 19, 2014, United States, Houston, Texas Houston Pilots suspended all vessel boardings at 1510 hours local time yesterday (Thursday, 18 December) due to fog. For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com Dredging at Kwai Tsing...
December 19th, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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River closure for dredging operations December 18, 2014, United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana Due to dredging operations, the Lower Mississippi River will be closed to navigation from 0600 to 1800 hours local hours tomorrow (Friday, 19 December). The tentative back-up closure schedule –...
December 18th, 2014 | Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More

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Terminal operations continuing despite strike threat December 17, 2014, Nigeria, Bonny Operations at Bonny NLNG Terminal and BRT are continuing smoothly and without disruption, despite a threatened indefinite strike by the Maritime Workers of Nigeria Union (MWUN). At the weekend, the union had notified...
December 17th, 2014 | Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes | Read More

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Christina River Safety Zone: Salvage Operation December 12, 2014, United States, Delaware Bay To mitigate the risks associated with a salvage operation, the Captain of the Port, Delaware Bay is establishing a temporary safety zone in the Christina River near Wilmington, Delaware. The safety zone will...
December 12th, 2014 | Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

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IMO adopts Polar Code COUNTRY: Worldwide The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has adopted the International Code for Ships Operating in Polar Waters (Polar Code), and related amendments to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) to make it mandatory, marking an...
November 21st, 2014 | IMO, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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Safety Zone for dredging now in effect October 19, 2014, United States, Delaware River The Safety Zone for Reedy Point Anchorage South, announced in Marine Safety Information Bulletin (MSIB) No.36-14, is now in effect. Vessels will not be permitted to anchor in the area a safety zone closing Pea Patch...
October 19th, 2014 | Ports & Terminals, Safety and Security | Read More

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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

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Capsized & sunken towing vessel in Ship Channel October 15, 2014, United States, Mobile, Alabama During the evening of the October 13, 2013, the 35’ Dredge Tender NICHOLAS sank and caused the 65’ towing vessel M/V DELTA AMBER to capsize in the Mobile Ship Channel, just south of Light 69 (LLNR...
October 15th, 2014 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals | Read More