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Panama Canal, Panama
Bosphorus, Turkey
Trieste, Italy
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.com)

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 turkey@gac.com

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:

€ 3.810, 00 each vessel, each call

€ 1.180, 00 each vessel, each call

PRE-MOORING INSPECTION (ex Tanker Check Point) 
€ 1.240, 00 each vessel, each call
The TAL Pre-Mooring Safety Inspection will be carried out to:
– Any ship at her first call at S.I.O.T. Terminal;
– Any ship of 15 years old or less, if the previous check is older than 1 year;
– Any ship aged more than 15 years, if the previous check is older than 6 months;
– Any ship in TAL Warning List;
– Any ship in TAL Refusal List, on trial voyage;
– In case of reduced Terminal berth capability, any ship the Terminal should judge advisable to be checked in order to reduce the risk of prolonged berthing time.

a) fixed part 
Up to 10.000 vessels GRT: € 560, 00
from 10.001 to 80.000 vessels GRT: € 760, 00
over 80.001 vessels GRT: € 980, 00
Administration charges: € 125, 00
b) variable part per Mt discharged
Up to 50.000 B/L MT: € 0, 1120
from 50.001 to 80.000 B/L MT: € 0, 0600
from 80.001 to 130.000 B/L MT: € 0, 0250
over 130001 B/LMT: € 0, 0041

Supply of fresh water at SIOT Terminal jetties: € 2, 43/ CM

ISPS Level 1 
€ 465, 00 each vessel, each call

(For information about operations in Italy, contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)

Source:  Ant.Topic Srl, Trieste, Italy – GAC agent

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