In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Worldwide – World Holidays: 30 December 2012-12 January 2013
* Russia, all ports – Official holidays
* United States, all ports – Port strike averted as talks extended
* Turkey, Turkish Straits – Gale warning
DATE: December 29, 2012 COUNTRY: Worldwide World Holidays: 30 December 2012-12 January 2013
Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the
Mon 24 Dec – Christmas Eve
Tue 25 Dec – Christmas Day
Wed 26 Dec – Boxing Day
Mon 31 Dec – New Year’s Eve
Tue 1 Jan – New Year’s 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: December 29, 2012 COUNTRY: Russia PORT: all ports Official holidays
Most offices, banks and port administration offices in Russia will observe the official holidays and days off from tomorrow (30 December) until 8
January. 9 January will be the first working day in Russia for 2013.
However, the holidays will not effect loading operations at the Sheskharis, IPP and CPC oil terminals.
Loading operations at Novorossiysk Dry Cargo Port will stop at 19:00 on 31 December and resume at 19:00 on 1 January.
For information about operations in Russia contact GAC Russia at firstname.lastname@example.org
DATE: December 29, 2012 COUNTRY: United States PORT: all ports – Port strike averted as talks extended
The strike at U.S. East and Gulf coasts ports has been averted after shippers and longshoremen decided to extend talks for 30 days.
The issue of royalty payments on containers has been settled, clearing the way for negotiations for a collective bargaining agreement between the
International Longshoremen’s Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX), which represents shipping companies and terminal operators.
(For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at email@example.com)
DATE: December 29, 2012COUNTRY: Turkey PORT: Turkish Straits – Gale warning
Boat services in the Turkish Straits will be effected negatively and may be suspended due to expected adverse weather conditions (N-NE up to 7 knots).
The Bosphorus and Dardanelles may also be suspended. depending on how the weather conditions develop tomorrow (30 December).
For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at firstname.lastname@example.org
*dd 29 Dec. 2012