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Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  •  Australia, Broome – Strike announced
  •  Australia, Port Kembla – Industrial dispute at coal terminal
  •  Chile, all ports – New port rates for 2012

DATE: January 31, 2012- COUNTRY: Australia- PORT: Broome Strike announced –

Broome Port Authority has advised that the MUA union has announced a strike at the port from 1800 hours on Friday (3 February) until 0600 hours on Saturday (4 February).

The strike is related to negotiations between the union and the Port Authority about workers’ wages.

Little or no disruption to shipping at the port is anticipated as a result, as interruptions are expected to be minimal.

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

DATE: January 31, 2012 COUNTRY: Australia PORT: Port Kembla Industrial dispute at coal terminal 

Workers at Port Kembla Coal Terminal plan a 7-day strike from 0700 tomorrow (Wednesday, 1 February) until 0800 on 8 February.

The action is related to the industrial dispute related to the workers’ enterprise agreement.

Port Kembla Coal Terminal has also advised of the possibility of further delays due to action by the mine union, CFMEU, as follows:-

– 48 hours duration commencing 0700 on Thursday 9 February until 0659 on Saturday 11 February

– 48 hours duration commencing 0700 on Sunday 12 February until 0659 on Tuesday 14 February

– 12 hours duration commencing 0700 on Wednesday 15 February until 1859 on Wednesday 15 February

– 24 hours duration commencing 0700 on Saturday 18 February until 0659 on Sunday 19 February.

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

DATE: January 31, 2012 COUNTRY: Chile PORT: all ports New port rates for 2012

The following revised rates are in effect, or due to come into effect, at San Antonio Terminal Internacional (STI), San Antonio Port, Mejillones Port and Valparaiso Port.

SAN ANTONIO TERMINAL INTERNACIONAL (STI) (Effective from 24 January 2012) Vessel Wharfage: US$ 2, 34 x LOA x hr Vessel Wharfage: US$ 1, 70 x LOA x hr / Ctrs vessel Cargo Wharfage : US$ 0, 71 x MT LIQUIDS Vessel Wharfage: US$ 1, 28 x LOA x hr Cargo Wharfage : US$ 1, 35 x MT

SAN ANTONIO PORT/BULK CARGOES (PANUL S.A (Effective from 1 February 2012) Vessel Wharfage: US$ 2, 59 x LOA x hr Cargo Wharfage : US$ 1, 02 x MT

MEJILLONES PORT S.A. (Effective from 20 January 2012) Vessel Wharfage: US$ 2, 79 x LOA x hr

VALPARAISO PORT (EPV/Public Terminal) (Effective from 1 February 2012) Vessel Wharfage: US$ 1, 70 x LOA x hr Cargo Wharfage : US$ 0, 71 x MT TUP            : US$ 0, 43 x GRT

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

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