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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Canada, Vancouver – Possible tug strike (Update: 6 June 2014)
* India, Mormugao – Draft at Mormugao Port
* Australia, all ports – Queensland Ports Strategy

DATE: June 06, 2014
PORT: Vancouver
Possible tug strike (Update: 6 June 2014)

Tug company Seaspan and the GUILD union have agreed to action being taken,
pending arbitration. Seaspan and the ILWU have also agreed to no action,
pending a meeting with the Federal Labour Minister next week.

As present, there is no strike warning until late next week.

(For information about operations in Canada contact the GAC Houston Hub
Agency Center at hub.us@gac.com)

Source: Mason Agency, Vancouver – GAC agency

DATE: June 06, 2014
PORT: Mormugao
Draft at Mormugao Port

Dredging at [Mormugao’s] Berth No.7 is over and the monsoon draft
permissible at Berth No.7 is 13.50 metres. The length of the ship to be
accommodated is 260 metres.

(For information about operations in India contact GAC India at

Source: Mormugao Port Trust Harbour Notice No.77 (TEMP) 2014 dated 4 June

DATE: June 06, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: all ports
Queensland Ports Strategy

The Queensland Ports Strategy to protect the Great Barrier Reef, grow jobs
and sustainably develop the state’s port network was released yesterday (5

According to Deputy Premier and Minister for State Development,
Infrastructure and Planning Jeff Seeney, the strategy outlines 18 actions
that will provide a rigorous, systematic approach to balance economic
development with protection of the environment.

Central to the strategy is the establishment of five Priority Port
Development Areas for the ports of Townsville, Abbot Point, Hay Point and
Mackay, Gladstone and Brisbane.

For the next decade, the Queensland Government will prohibit dredging
within or adjoining the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area for the
development of new, or expansion of existing port facilities outside these
port precincts.

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at

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