|TESTING OF NEW LOCKS COMPLETE
Panama Canal, Panama
|BRIDGE WORKS COMPLETED
|NEW TERMINAL CHARGES COMING INTO EFFECT
|Testing of new locks complete|
|Tuesday, March 8, 2016, Panama Canal, Panama|
|The Panama Canal has announced that Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), the consortium responsible for the design and construction of the third set of locks project, has successfully completed testing of the reinforcements in sill #3 at the new Cocoli Locks in the Pacific.GUPC technical personnel, the designers, and Panama Canal Authority (ACP) specialists monitored the testing process, which consisted of gradually raising the water behind the lock gate to the level in which the seepage was first detected in sill #3 last August.
Later, the testing was inspected by a team of independent experts, professors and structural engineers from the Technological University of Panama (UTP), all of whom expressed satisfaction with the final results.
Following the completion of this work, GUPC will proceed to test the electromechanical components necessary for the new locks to operate.
Less than 4% remains to complete the overall project, which will be inaugurated later this year.
(For information about operations in Panama contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.
Source: Extract from Panama Canal Authority Monthly Operations Summary – February 2016
|Bridge works completed|
|Tuesday, March 8, 2016, Bosphorus, Turkey|
|The last part of the Yavuz Sultan Selim (3.) Bridge was put in place on Sunday (6 March), marked with a ceremony commemorating the third time the continents of Europe and Asia have been connected by bridge. No more closures for bridge works are expected in the Bosphorus.The length of the bridge is at 1408 metres (2164 metres over all) and with a height of 329 metres.
For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at firstname.lastname@example.org
|New terminal charges coming into effect|
|Tuesday, March 8, 2016, Trieste, Italy|
|From Monday 21 March 2016, the tariffs for S.I.O.T. Marine Terminal Charges at Trieste will be amended.The new tariffs will be as follows:
FIRE FIGHTING SERVICE
TELEPHONE AND BUS LINKS
PRE-MOORING INSPECTION (ex Tanker Check Point)
ISPS Level 1
(For information about operations in Italy, contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at email@example.com)
Source: Ant.Topic Srl, Trieste, Italy – GAC agent