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Your daily news service from ports around the world.
In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Worldwide – World Holidays: 30 September-13 October 2012
  • Angola, all ports – New oil/gas transportation & storage law
  • Ecuador, all ports – New digit for mobile phones in Ecuador 

 DATE: September 29, 2012 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 30 September-13 October 2012

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following: Mon 1 Oct – Cyprus Independence Day Mon 1 Oct – Hong Kong National Day Mon 1 Oct – Labour Day (Australia) Wed 3 Oct – Day of German Unity
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 29, 2012 COUNTRY: Angola PORT: all ports New oil/gas transportation & storage law

The Angolan Parliament has approved a Law on Transportation and Storage of Crude Oil and Natural Gas which defines the rules and procedures for undertaking Crude Oil and Natural Gas transportation and storage activities connected with petroleum operations carried out under the Petroleum Activities Law.
The new rules impose licensing requirements for the activities covered by the Law, and set the fees to be paid by licence holders as well as the fines that may be assessed for breaches of the Law provisions.
The maximum validity periods for licences for the construction and subsequent operation of oil and natural gas pipelines and storage facilities are addressed, as are rules on the ownership of their infrastructure and their use by third parties.
The new law also includes rules on public tenders for the hiring of transportation and storage services by the National Concessionaire, its associates, and any other entity wishing to acquire those services.
For information about operations in Angola contact GAC Angola at angola@gac.com

DATE: September 29, 2012 COUNTRY: Ecuador PORT: all ports New digit for mobile phones in Ecuador

From 30 September, to call any mobile phone in Ecuador, it will be necessary to add the digit ‘9’ after the country code.
For information about operations in Ecuador contact GAC-Ultramar Network at gac-ultramarnetwork.ecuador@gac.com

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