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GAC 01072014World Holidays: 19 October-1 November 2014
COUNTRY: Worldwide

Public holidays around the world in the coming two weeks include the following:

  • Mon 20 Oct – Mashujaa Day, formerly Kenyatta Day (Kenya)
  • Thu 23 Oct – Deepavali
  • Sat 25 Oct – Islamic New Year
  • Sat 25 Oct – Awal Muharram (Malaysia)
  • Sat 25 Oct – Miharram (Indonesia)
  • Mon 27-Tue 28 Oct – Turkmenistan Independence Day
  • Wed 29 Oct – Republic Day (Turkey)
  • Sat 1 Nov – All Saints’ Day

For information about operations around the world contact the respective GAC office. Details may be found under ‘GAC Worldwide’ at gac.com

Ministry issues guidance to minimise Ebola risk
October 18, 2014, Trinidad & Tobago, all ports

The Ministry of Transport for Trinidad & Tobago has issued guidance and recommendations to minimise the risk of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) for seafarers, port workers, passengers and others in the maritime industry.

Shipping Notice 5-2014 dated 16 October states that the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Services Division is Trinidad and Tobago’s focal point for IMO matters.

The country’s port and health authorities are recommended to take note of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) circular letters 3484 and 3485 dated 2 & 10 September 2014, respectively, and take appropriate preventive measures when dealing with vessels calling from the African continent.

These IMO letters (previously reported in HOT PORT NEWS) provide information and guidance to the shipping community on precautions to minimise risks to seafarers, passengers and other people on board from Ebola.

For further details and information about operations in Trinidad & Tobago contact GAC Energy & Marine Services at trinidad@gac.com

GAC is a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services dedicated to helping customers achieve their strategic goals at the highest levels of quality, safety and compliance.


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