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  15-Jan-2016

ICE RESTRICTIONS
Sweden
ADDITIONAL 10% PORT DUES CONCESSION FOR CONTAINER VESSELS
Singapore
INDUSTRIAL ACTION AT PORTS TO CONTINUE
Australia
Ice restrictions
Friday, January 15, 2016, Sweden
The Swedish Maritime Organisation has advised the following ice restrictions in force with effect from 18 January 2016:Karlsborg – Luleå
Minimum ice class IB and 2000 dwtHaraholmen – Örnsköldsvik och Ångermanälven
Minimum ice class IC and 2000 dwtMälaren, Vänern och Göta Älv
Minimum ice class II and 2000 dwt
or
Minimum ice class IC and 1300 dwt

Restrictions may vary.

For further details, the latest updates and information about operations in Sweden contact GAC Sweden atagency.sweden@gac.com

Additional 10% port dues concession for container vessels
Friday, January 15, 2016, Singapore
In light of the current shipping downturn and to demonstrate the government’s commitment to maintain Singapore as a global hub port, MPA will grant an additional 10% concession on port dues payable by ocean going container vessels carrying out cargo works with port stay of not more than 5 days.This will be for a period of 1 year and will take effect on 15 January 2016.The additional 10% concession is granted on remaining port dues payable after the port dues concession for green port programme, if applicable, and the 20% port dues concession for container vessels which was first introduced in 1996.(For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com)

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.2 of 2016 dated 14 January 2016

Industrial action at ports to continue
Friday, January 15, 2016, Australia
The Fair Work Commission has this afternoon [15 January] rejected Svitzer’s urgent application seeking to terminate the industrial campaign being waged by the Australian Institute of Marine and Power Engineers (AIMPE), meaning that stoppages of up to 48 hours are set to continue at the nation’s ports…AIMPE’S planned industrial stoppages are as follows:Sydney/Botany
• 18 January – 48-hour stoppage from 12:00am.Fremantle & Kwinana
• 18 January – 48-hour stoppage from 12:00am.

Newcastle
• 15 January – 24-hour stoppage from 12:00am – currently underway;
• 19 January – 24-hour stoppage from 12:00am.

Brisbane
• 16 January – 24-hour stoppage from 12:00am;
• 19 January – 24-hour stoppage from 12:00am.

Adelaide
• 16 January – 24-hour stoppage from 12:00am;
• 19 January – 24-hour stoppage from 12:00am.

Melbourne
• 17 January – 24-hour stoppage from 12:00am;
• 19 January – 24-hour stoppage from 12:00am.

Geelong
• 17 January – 24-hour stoppage from 12:00am;
• 19 January – 24-hour stoppage from 12:00am.

For information about operations at Australian ports contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

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