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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock chamber closure for repairs
  • Turkey, all ports – 23 April Children’s Day in Turkey
  • Turkey, all ports – Three-day holiday

DATE: April 17, 2012 – COUNTRY: Germany – PORT: Kiel Canal -Lock chamber closure for repairs

The Kiel Canal Authorities have announced that due to repairs, the New Big North Lock Chamber Brunsbuettel will be out of service from 23 to 27 April and from 7 to 11 May, 2012.

The New Big South Lock Chamber and both Old Lock Chambers will remain in service during these periods.

(For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC network agent

DATE: April 17, 2012 – COUNTRY: Turkey – PORT: all ports – 23 April Children’s Day in Turkey

Dear All,

Please note that there will be a holiday of 3 days starting from 21.04.2012 Saturday until 23.04.2012 Monday (Weekend + Children’s Day). All official institutions and banks will be closed from 21.04.2012 to 23.04.2012 (including 23.04.2012). Please make all of your crew, spare, provision, etc arrangements and forward them so that we can clear and deliver them to your vessels timely. In the mean time, some ports may be closed between these dates and official services will be increased by 50% (pilotage, towage, mooring, customs), therefore please check with us prior calling any Turkish Port. GAC Istanbul will be on duty during the holiday.

turkey@gac.com – Operations General (all Turkey)

21.04.2012 – Saturday – Sadi AYKAC (0090 533 2754539)

22.04.2012 – Sunday – Sadi AYKAC (0090 533 2754539)

23.04.2012 – Children’s Day – Mutlu TUTUNCU (0090 549 7441208)

23.04.2012 – Children’s Day – Faik IMDADOGLU (0090 533 4729617) Stand By Operator

DATE: April 17, 2012 – COUNTRY: Turkey – PORT: all ports – Three-day holiday

Official institutions and banks in Turkey will be closed from Saturday 21 April to Monday 23 April (Children’s Day). Some ports may also close between these dates and official services will be increased by 50% (pilotage, towage, mooring, customs).

All arrangements for crew, spares, provisions, etc. should be made well in advance to ensure timely clearance and delivery.

For information about operations in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at turkey@gac.com

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