The Kiel Canal Authority has announced that due to maintenance works, the Big South Lock Chamber at the Kiel-Holtenau locks will be out of service from 07:30 to 15:30 hours tomorrow (30 June).
(For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org)
Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent
Extended port facilities & light dues incentive scheme
June 29, 2015, Hong Kong, all ports
The Port Facilities and Light Dues Incentive Scheme is extended to 31 March 2018.
Registration of ocean going vessels (OGVs) under the current incentive scheme will expire on 25 September 2015. To continue to enjoy the 50% reduction in port facilities and light dues up to 31 March 2018, OGVs (thourhg their owners, charterers, managers and agents) are required to make a new one-off registration with the Environmental Protection Department (EPD) under the Extended Incentive Scheme.
After successful registration under the Extended Incentive Scheme, and with effect from 1 July 2015, the masters or his respresentatives of the PGVs are required to send a notification with the required information to EPD within 48 hours after berthing to confirm that the vessek has taken measures to reduce Sulphur dioxide emission while berthing.
OGVs not considered under the current incentive scheme should also follow the procedures mentioned above if they wish to join the Extended Incentive Scheme.
For more details about the extended incentive scheme, please visit the webpage of MD at www.mardep.gov.hk or EPD at www.epd.gov.hk or call the Central Marine Office at 2852 3058.
(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at email@example.com)
Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.91 of 2015
New pier now operational
June 29, 2015, Turkey, Tutuncifilik
Phase 3 (a new pier) is now operational at Tutunciftlik TUPRAS terminal. Details are as follows:
– DWT: 5000 to 100000
– Draft: from 7 M to max 18 M
– Total pier LOA: 890 M (in total both sides)
For information about operations in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bosphorus to close as bridge works continue
June 29, 2015, Turkey, Turkish Straits
Due to continuing works on the 3. bridge (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge), the Bosphorus will be closed to traffic from 05:00 to 12:00 hours local time tomorrow (Tuesday, 30 June).
For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at email@example.com
GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 29/06/2015
|COUNTRY||180 CST||380 CST||MGO||MDO|
|New York/New Jersey||403.00||353.00||622.00||0|
|Rio de Janeiro||365.00||341.00||696.00||0|
|West Africa – Abidjan||526.00||458.00||789.00||0|
|West Africa – Lome||0||440.00||690.00||0|
|West Africa – Luanda||480.00||430.00||670.00||0|
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