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Your daily news service from ports around the world.  

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:  

  • Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock out of service til further notice  
  • Greece, all ports – 24-hour Greek mariners’ strike  
  • Chile, Antofagasta – Stevedores’ strike over  

DATE: September 25, 2012  COUNTRY: Germany  PORT: Kiel Canal  Lock out of service til further notice  

Kiel Canal authorities have advised that the big South Lock at Brunsbuttel  will be permanently out of service until further notice.   The new big North Lock chamber and both small lock chambers remain in  service.   (For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency  Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)   Source: Sartori & Berger, Gemrany – GAC network agent

DATE: September 25, 2012  COUNTRY: Greece  PORT: all ports  24-hour Greek mariners’ strike  

The Pan-Hellenic Mariners Association has declared a 24 hour strike  tomorrow (26 September), as part of a day of protest by workers from  different sections of Greek society.   Customs officials, some public transport employees and selected public and  private sector workers are also expected to participate in the strike.   For information about operations in Greece contact GAC Greece at  greece@gac.com

DATE: September 25, 2012  COUNTRY: Chile  PORT: Antofagasta  Stevedores’ strike over  

The Stevedores’ Union of Antofagasta Terminal Internacional (ATI) has ended  its strike which had started on 30 August.   Access to the port is now possible and all loading/discharge operations  have been resumed.   (For information about operations in Chile contact the GAC Houston Hub  Agency Centre at hub.us@gac.com)

Source: Ultramar Agencia Maritime, Chile – GAC network agent


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