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Your daily*  news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Worldwide – World Holidays: 9-22 September 2012
  • Australia, Port Kembla – A$500m upgrade planned for coal terminal
  • Chile, Antofagasta – Stevedores strike continues
  • Mexico, Coatzacoalcos – Ports to close for construction works

DATE: September 08, 2012 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 9-22 September 2012

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Sun 16 Sep – Mexico Independence Day Tue 18 Sep – Chile Independence Day

For information about operations around the world, contact the respective GAC office. Details are available in the “Contact” section of www.gac.com

DATE: September 08, 2012 COUNTRY: Australia PORT: Port Kembla A$500m upgrade planned for coal terminal 

According to media reports, Port Kembla Coal Terminal (PKCT) will expand its facilities with a A$500m upgrade, due for completion in 2014.

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

The Bulk Products Berth (Berth 101) at the southern end of the terminal would 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.

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

DATE: September 08, 2012 COUNTRY: Chile PORT: Antofagasta Stevedores strike continues

The Stevedore Union of Antofagasta Terminal International remains on strike. Terminal access is closed for personnel, machinery, trucks and others.

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

DATE: September 08, 2012 COUNTRY: Mexico PORT: Coatzacoalcos Ports to close for construction works

The ports of Coatzacoalcos and Pajaritos will be closed from 1200 hours tomorrow (12 September) until 1200 hours on 16 September for the first stage of element submersion by tunnel constructors.

For information about operations in Mexico contact GAC-Tomas Ruiz at gac-tomasruiz.mexico@gac.com

* For 8th Sept.2012 due to an ISP problem we had a late reception of news.-

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