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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Hong Kong, all ports – Access to ships for inspection
  • Australia, Port Kembla – A$500m Coal Terminal expansion

DATE: February 28, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT: all ports – Access to ships for inspection

Pursuant to Merchant Shipping (Security of Ships and Port Facilities) Ordinance, masters and persons-in-charge of ships are hereby reminded to tighten access control whereby only authorized public officers are allowed to board and inspect a ship in Hong Kong.

Masters and persons-in-charge of ships shall request an authorized public officer to produce proof of his identity and authority prior to his ship inspection.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.28 of 2012 dated 28 February 2012

DATE: February 28, 2012 – COUNTRY: Australia – PORT: Port Kembla – A$500m Coal Terminal expansion

According to media reports, Port Kembla Coal Terminal (PKCT) will expand its facilities with an A$500m upgrade that is expected to be completed in 2014 to meet the export demands of the region’s miners.

The upgrade would increase annual capacity from 18m to 22.5m tonnes.

The Bulk Products Berth (Berth 101) at the southern end of the terminal will be demolished and part of the harbour dredged to develop a second high-capacity coal loading berth, while the stockpiling area would be extended further south.

PKCT is managed by BHPB on behalf of its stakeholders, Centennial Coal, Peabody (Helensburgh/Metropolitan), BHPB (Illawarra Coal), Xstrata (Tahmoor) and Gujarat NRE.

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

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