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16-Sep-2016

SAFETY ZONE ESTABLISHED IN THE VICINITY OF PENNS LANDING ON THE DELAWARE RIVER
Philadelphia, USA
TARIFF UPDATE FOR WESTERNPORT
Westernport, Australia
TARIFF UPDATES FOR FISHERMAN ISLANDS TERMINAL AT BRISBANE
Brisbane, Australia
LINESMAN AT PORTS IN TASMANIA
Tasmania, Australia
Safety zone established in the vicinity of Penns Landing on the Delaware River
Friday, September 16, 2016, Philadelphia, USA
The United States Coast Guard will be establishing a safety zone for a fireworks display in the vicinity of Penns Landing on the Delaware River in Philadelphia. The safety zone will be established on 18 September 2016 from 2030 to 2200 hours.The zone spans from the Pennsylvania Shore to the New Jersey Shore and is bounded in the South by a line from position 39-56.31N, 075-08.28W to 39-56.29N, 075-07.56W, and bounded to the North by the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Mariners will not be allowed to transit during the times when the fireworks are being discharged. The safety vessel on scene can be contacted on VHF channel 16.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

Tariff Update for Westernport
Friday, September 16, 2016, Westernport, Australia
Svitzer has advised of a reduction of the Volume Based Surcharge (VBS) from the previous 42% downwards to 18%.This decrease in VBS will take effect from 1st September 2016. Any invoices already issued for this period will be credited and reissued.

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

Tariff updates for Fisherman Islands Terminal at Brisbane
Friday, September 16, 2016, Brisbane, Australia
Australian Amalgamated Terminals (AAT) has advised of new tariffs to come into effect from 23 September 2016, for Fisherman Islands Terminal at Brisbane.A 5% increase to the charges will be implemented.

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

Linesman at ports in Tasmania
Friday, September 16, 2016, Tasmania, Australia
Information regarding future arrangements for Linesman at ports in Tasmania has been received, as below:

  • With effect from 1 October 2016, Tasports will no longer order linesmen in each port.
  • Tamar Mooring Co. (TMC) will retain the function in Bell Bay. Agents to book directly with TMC.
  • QUBE Tasmania will take over linesmen duties in other ports as follow:
    • Hobart – 1 October 2016
    • Devonport – 1 November 2016
    • Burnie – 1 December 2016
  • Agents will have to book direct with QUBE as from these dates in respective ports.

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

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