Home Ports & Terminals HOT Port News from GAC

HOT Port News from GAC

by admin

 GAClogo_cmykYour daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Singapore, all ports – Singapore to chair Aids to Navigation Fund Committee
* Australia, Esperance – Pilot boat out of service
* Australia, Newcastle – Towage charges increased

DATE: April 04, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: all ports
Singapore to chair Aids to Navigation Fund Committee

Singapore will chair the Aids to Navigation Fund (ANF) Committee from 2013 to 2015, and is hosting the 10th Meeting of the ANF Committee from 4 to 5 April.

The ANF, one of the three pillars under the Co-operative Mechanism on Safety of Navigation and Environmental Protection in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS), was established in 2007 to fund the renewal and
maintenance of aids to navigation in the SOMS.

The ANF Committee will meet in Singapore today and tomorrow to discuss the 2013 work plan relating to the aids to navigation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore (SOMS), and share ideas on how to enhance the efficiency of the ANF.

This morning, Singapore signed a Letter of Acknowledgement with the Republic of Korea to affirm the latter’s commitment to the ANF for another three years, following its contributions from 2009 to 2012….

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

Source: Excerpts from Maritime and Port Authority news release dated 4 April 2013

DATE: April 04, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Esperance
Pilot boat out of service

Shipping movements in the Port of Esperance are restricted to daylight only
as the pilot boat is out of service.

Pilots will board helicopter or tug, as appropriate.

Minimal delays are expected.
For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at hipping.australia@gac.com

DATE: April 04, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Newcastle
Towage charges increased

Svitzer, currently the sole towage provider in Newcastle, have increased their towage rates by 10%, as well as rates for lines running services by 5%, with effect from 1 April.

This week, it was announced that PB Towage, who currently offer towage services in Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville and Melbourne, will start operating in Newcastle from July 2013. PB Towage will base four tugs in the
port of Newcastle. No tariff has been published yet.

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

You may also like

Leave a Comment