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Grounded vessel refloated
Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Suez Canal, Egypt
The vessel that ran aground in the Suez Canal yesterday afternoon (5 July) was refloated at 23:10 hours local time last night, and was towed by Canal tugs out of the waterway to Suez outer anchorage this morning.Both convoys are expected to be back to normal.

For information about operations in the Suez Canal contact GAC Egypt at suezcanal@gac.com

New rail shuttle between Gothenburg and Karlshamn
Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Gothenburg, Sweden
Karlshamn is set to acquire a rail shuttle that will link the industrial base of south-east Sweden with the Port of Gothenburg and the world. The shuttle will be operated in collaboration with SCT Transport, one of Sweden’s largest container transport providers.”Each week around 30 containers will be loaded onto rail trucks instead of road trucks, ” said Svante Altås, SCT Transport Chief Executive. “This represents a significant environmental gain as we can eliminate 30 journeys by truck, equivalent to a driving distance of 10, 200 kilometres per week. There is a great deal of interest among companies in south-east Sweden in transporting goods by rail to the Port of Gothenburg.”…

…SCT Transport will operate the Gothenburg-Karlshamn service once a week in both directions during the summer. The plan is to add further weekly departures during the autumn…

…The core volumes are sheet metal parts from the Volvo plant in Olofström destined for China although it is hoped that other types of freight that are currently being transported by road to and from south-east Sweden can be switched to rail.

At present rail transport accounts for half the container traffic to and from the Port of Gothenburg container terminal….

(For information about operations in Sweden, contact GAC Sweden at sweden@gac.com)

Source: Extract from Port of Gothenburg newsletter July 2016

Super Typhoon Nepartak
Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Taiwan
Super Typhoon Nepartak was located near 1948N/12742E, approx. 500 NM south-east of Taipei, Taiwan at 6th/09Z. The intensity of the system is now estimated to 150kts with gusts up to 180 kts.Nepartak is forecast to continue tracking NW-ward toward Central Taiwan, where it will make landfall late 7th.

The Super Typhoon will begin to weaken when interacting with land, from 7th and seem to track N-NE-ward later on over Eastern China. Forecasted track and intensity are somewhat uncertain after 7th.

(For information about operations in Taiwan contact GAC Taiwan at taiwan@gac.com)

Source: SMHI Weather Routing update dated 6 July 2016

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