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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Germany, Kiel Canal – Temporary lock chamber closure at Kiel-Holtenau Canal
* India, Jaigarh – Monsoon draft 2014
* Australia, Port Hedland – Port charges to rise

DATE: May 20, 2014
COUNTRY: Germany
PORT: Kiel Canal
Temporary lock chamber closure at Kiel-Holtenau Canal

Further to the announcement on 15 May, the Kiel Canal Authority has advised
that the Big South Lock Chamber at Kiel-Holtenau will today (20 May) remain
in operation and be taken out of service between 0700 and 1700 hours only
tomorrow (21 May) and 22 May.

Further temporary closures are scheduled during week 23. Exact times will
be announced separately.

(For information baout operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency
Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germnay – GAC agents

DATE: May 20, 2014
PORT: Jaigarh
Monsoon draft 2014

The applicable draft at the port of Jaigarh during the 2014 monsoon season
will be as follows:

Until 31st May: 14.0 m
1-15 June: 13.75 m
16–30 June: 13.5 m
1 July–15 August: 13.5 m
16–31 August: 13.5 m

The draft is in conjunction with the tide.

Further, on or after 16 June, the maximum allowable displacement shall be
100000 MT.

The draft after 31 August will be declared in the 2nd week of August after
post monsoon survey.

Any changes in above shall be intimated well in advance.

For information about operations in India contact GAC India at

DATE: May 20, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Port Hedland
Port charges to rise

Port Hedland Port Authority has advised that port charges will increase by
approximately 3% from 1 July.

The increases are broadly in line with the Perth annualised CPI of 3.1%.

For further details and information about oeprations in Australia contact
GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

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