Home Ports & Terminals HOT Port news from GAC

HOT Port news from GAC

by admin

HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  1. * Russia, Novorossiysk – Hurricane-force winds close port
  2. * Singapore, Singapore – Repair works along Changi Point Western  Boardwalk *
  3.  Australia, Dampier – Conditions deteriorating
  4. * Australia, Port Kembla – Coal Terminal industrial disputes
  5. * Turkey, Turkish Straits – Snow halts transits of oversize tankers
  6. * Chile, all ports – Revised port rates for 2012

DATE: January 27, 2012 COUNTRY: Russia PORT: Novorossiysk Hurricane-force winds close port – Novorossiysk Port has been closed due to hurricane-force winds since yesterday (26 January).

The Sheskharis Oil Terminal closed at 10:10 hrs on 25 January and the CPC Terminal closed at 15:00 hrs on 26 January.

The weather conditions this morning were as follows:

Sheskharis Oil Terminal: Wind NE hurricane 30-33 in gusts up to 39-40 m/sec. Swell about 1, 3-1, 5 m

CPC-R Marine Terminal: Wind NE hurricane 20-25 in gusts up to 25-30 m/sec. Swell about 2, 3-2, 5 m

Commercial Sea Port (Dry Cargo) Wind NE hurricane 30-32 in gusts up to 38-41 m/sec.

The forecast for today is as follows:

Wind NE hurricane in gusts up to 35 m/sec. – W/out precipitation – Sea swell 2.0-4.0 m. – Temp daytime -4-6 Deg.C. – Temp water +6 Deg.C. – Visibility 10-20 km, during steaming up to 4 km.

Gale warnings 15 & 17 in force. Hurricane from NE with the gusts up to 35 m/sec; swell 2, 0-4, 0 m. Sea steaming, quick icing of the ships.

According to long-term forecast, further increasing of the NE wind up to 40-45 m/sec is expected tonight. The same NE direction of the wind will persist until the evening of 29 January when the wind veers to the east. Wind speed is expected to decrease to 15-20 m/sec on 28 January, with a further decrease to 10-15 m/sec on 29 January.

The weather is therefore expected to improve during the morning/midday of 29 January.

For information about operations in Russia contact GAC Russia at russia@gac.com

DATE: January 27, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Repair works along Changi Point Western Boardwalk – From 30 January to 29 February, repair works will be conucted on the Kelong Structure along Changi Point Western Boardwalk.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.04 of 2012, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum): A) 01° 23.433’N / 103° 58.455’E B) 01° 23.509’N / 103° 58.455’E C) 01° 23.541’N / 103° 58.468’E D) 01° 23.548’N / 103° 58.517’E E) 01° 23.526’N / 103° 58.538’E F) 01° 23.509’N / 103° 58.541’E

The repair works will entail the removal of the damaged Kelong poles and restoring the kelong to its original design.

A safety boat will be in attendance at all times to warn and re-direct craft in the vicinity to keep clear of the working area.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to: (a) Keep well clear and not to enter the working area; (b) Maintain a proper lookout; (c) Proceed at a safe speed & navigate with caution; (d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 21 (Sembawang Control) (e) Communicate with Sembawang Control on Channel 22 for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

DATE: January 27, 2012 COUNTRY: Australia PORT: Dampier Conditions deteriorating -Current weather conditions are unsuitable for berthing/sailing vessels at Dampier and Port Walcott, due to heavy swell, high winds and rain squalls.

Berths are vacant as conditions are expected to deteriorate over the next few days.

Tropical Cyclone Iggy remains at Category 2 strength. The system is expected to maintain a general south easterly track for the next 48-72 hours.

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

DATE: January 27, 2012 COUNTRY: Australia PORT: Port Kembla Coal Terminal industrial disputes -There are currently two coal-related industrial disputes affecting Port Kembla involving BHPB and their workforce, members of the Construction Forestry Mining & Energy Union (CFMEU).

The first dispute is at Port Kembla Coal Terminal (PKCT), operated by BHPB on behalf of its stakeholders.

The second dispute is at the West Cliff mine operated by Illawarra Coal, a subsidiary of BHPB.

According to media reports, there will be a seven-day strike next Wednesday (1 February) at both the coal terminal and West Cliff Mine unless a deal is reached in the ongoing pay dispute and other award conditions with the workers’ new enterprise agreements.

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

DATE: January 27, 2012 COUNTRY: Turkey PORT: Turkish Straits Snow halts transits of oversize tankers -Due to low visibility as a result of heavy snowfall, transits of oversize (200m) tankers through the Turkish Straits were suspended from 0715 hours local time this morning (27 January).

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits, contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

DATE: January 27, 2012 COUNTRY: Chile PORT: all ports Revised port rates for 2012 -The following revised rates are in effect since 1 January 2012 at Angamos Port, Guacolda I and TMP Patache.

ANGAMOS PORT Vessel Wharfage: US$ 2, 11 x LOA x hr Cargo Wharfage : US$ 4, 44 x MT

GUACOLDA I Vessel Wharfage: US$ 1, 902 x LOA x hr/solids Cargo Wharfage : US$ 1, 123 x LOA x hr/liquids

TMP PATACHE Vessel Wharfage: US$ 170, 6 x hr (for carbon, sulfuric acid discharge and salt loading) ISPS Fee       : CLP$ 500.00 (only for salt loading)

For information about operations in Chile contact GAC-Ultramar Network at gac-ultramarnetwork.chile@gac.com

You may also like

Leave a Comment