In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
- Australia, Hay Point – Force Majeure declared at mines
- Chile, Coquimbo – Updated port rates
- Panama, Cristobal – Port strike ended
- Ecuador, all ports – Ecuador National Holiday
DATE: April 03, 2012 – COUNTRY: Australia – PORT: Hay Point – Force Majeure declared at mines
According to media reports, BMA has declared a Force Majeure for all seven of its mines in the Bowen Basin due to industrial action and recent weather events.
The force majeure is understood to be effective from 1605 hrs on 2 April 2012.
At this time there is no indication how long it will remain in place.
For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at firstname.lastname@example.org
DATE: April 03, 2012 – COUNTRY: Chile – PORT: Coquimbo – Updated port rates
From 1 April 2012, the following updated port rates are in effect at Coquimbo Port (TPC/Terminal Puerto Coquimbo):
Vessel wharfage: USD 2.00 x LOA x hour
Cargo wharfage: USD 1.00 x MT
TUP (Port Utilization Fee): – Remains at USD 0.10 X GRT – Remains at USD 0.50 X GRT for special vessels
For information about operations in Chile contact GAC-Ultramar Network at email@example.com
DATE: April 03, 2012 – COUNTRY: Panama – PORT: Cristobal – Port strike ended
The strike at the ports of Cristobal and Balboa has ended following mediation by Panama’s Labor Minister after meeting with Panama Ports Company and workers.
The strike had been affecting port operations since 31 March, with a number of vessels unable to berth or undock. It also affected the receipt and delivery of containers and cargo at the ports, as striking workers had blocked entrances to both ports.
The strike had no effect on operations in the Panama Canal.
For information about operations in Panama contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at firstname.lastname@example.org Source: Cristobal & Balboa
DATE: April 03, 2012 – COUNTRY: Ecuador – PORT: all ports – Ecuador National Holiday
Friday 6 April will be a National Holiday in Ecuador, hence most public services will be closed. Ports and terminals, however, will work normally.
For further information about operations in Ecuador, contact GAC-Ultramar Ecuador at email@example.com