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GAC 01072014Findland fairway due law
November 27, 2014, Finland, all ports

Based on the Finland Ministry of Transport and Communication’s maritime strategy, the Finnish parliament has announced a final and lawful decision on the new fairway due law as follows:

– The new fairway due law is temporary, being effective 2015-2017

– New unit cost is 0.911 x NRT / call (Previously 1, 045 x NRT / call)

– Max fairway due is 22, 250 € / call (Previously 44, 500 € / call)

– Tonnage due will be eliminated (Previously 0.1 x NRT, paid only on first call of the year)

Financial impact on cruise lines, especially on those who have several calls during a season, is considerable.

For informaiton about operations in Finland contact GAC Finland at shipping.finland@gac.com

Completion of Kiel-Holtenau locks repairs
November 27, 2014, Germany, Kiel-Holtenau

As reported on Monday 24 November 2014, the New Big North Lock Chamber at Kiel-Holtenau was taken out of service after a vessel had collided with the No.1 lock gate.

The repairs have been completed today and both big lock chambers are in service with immediate effect.

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

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent

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