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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Singapore, Singapore – New Marina South Wharves lighter terminal opened
  • Australia, Mackay – Amended port navigation depths at pilotage area

DATE: September 06, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore New Marina South Wharves lighter terminal opened

The new Marina South Wharves (MSW) was officially opened today [6 September 2012] in a ceremony attended by officials from the Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), and management and staff of Jurong Port Pte Ltd. The ceremony was officiated by Mr Pang Kin Keong, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Transport.

Developed by MPA at a cost of $16 million, MSW will complement the existing lighter terminal at Penjuru. MSW will be particularly useful for lighter operators serving ships in the Eastern anchorages, given the shorter travelling distances and thus lower operating costs.

MPA has appointed Jurong Port Pte Ltd as the operator of MSW. Jurong Port Pte Ltd is also the operator of Penjuru Terminal….

….MSW is purpose-built with crane lifting, cargo handling, mooring and berth facilities to meet the needs of ship suppliers and lighter operators. The development comprises a 100-metres wharf structure and a single storey administration building. Jurong Port Pte Ltd has implemented a new Lighter Wharf Management System (LWMS) at MSW to streamline transactions. The system reduces paper consumption and eliminates manual processes. MSW is also equipped with wireless internet coverage to enable mobile transactions via the LWMS….

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

Source: Extracts from Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore news release dated 6 September 2012

DATE: September 06, 2012 COUNTRY: Australia PORT: Mackay Amended port navigation depths at pilotage area

Mariners are advised that the [Mackay Harbour entrance and berths] design and actual port navigation depths below port datum (Lowest Astronomical Tide) are amended as of Thursday, 6 September 2012 as follows:

Entrance Channel – Design depth (metres): 8.5 – Actual depth (metres : 8.2

Swing Basin – Design depth (metres): 8.5 – Actual depth (metres : 8.5

Berth No 1 – Design depth (metres): 10.6 – Actual depth (metres : 10.5*

Berth No 3 – Design depth (metres): 13.0 – Actual depth (metres : 12.7

Berth 3 & 4 Composite – Actual depth (metres : 12.4

Berth No 4 – Design depth (metres): 10.6 – Actual depth (metres : 10.5

Berth No 5 12.5 12.2 – Design depth (metres): 12.5 – Actual depth (metres : 12.2

* Indicates revised entry

CAUTION: Lesser depths may occur in berth pockets but are not considered to have an impact on shipping.

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

Source: Queensland Notice to Mariners No.939 (Temporary) of 2012 issued 6 September 2012

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