|NEW SEA LOCK PROGRESS REPORT
|CUSTOMS UPDATE: METHOD OF PAYMENT EVIDENCE/GUARANTEE LETTER
|NEW IMMIGRATION CHARGES
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
|New Sea Lock progress report|
|Thursday, March 9, 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|Work is continuing on the construction of the world’s largest sea lock in Amsterdam. In its update of 6 March 2017, the Port of Amsterdam (www.portofamsterdam.com) states that work is continuing on the two lock heads and the lock chamber walls.
The cofferdam of the lock gate chamber of the inner lock head has been drained. The cofferdam of the outer lock head will follow at the end of the month. The concreting works, i.e. the construction of the caissons, will start as soon as the cofferdams have been drained.
Entrance to the North Lock
Traffic disruption at the lock complex
Rijkswaterstaat, therefore, has advised motorized traffic not destined for the lock complex itself to avoid the route across the locks and use the Velsertunnel instead. Bicycles and motorcycles, however, will always be able to get across the North Lock.
Opening of SHIP
For further details and information about operations in the Netherlands, contact GAC Netherlands at email@example.com
|Customs update: Method of Payment Evidence/Guarantee Letter|
|Thursday, March 9, 2017, Saudi Arabia|
|Saudi Arabian Customs have advised that, with immediate effect, importers are no longer required to provide evidence of method of payment or to register Guarantee Letters related to evidence of method payment for shipments entering the Kingdom.
Customs have also cancelled all previous registered Method of Payment Guarantee Letters against all importers.
The only exception will be when Saudi Customs believe a shipment has been under-declared. In such cases they will request a proof of payment to validate the declared value of the shipment.
This rule applies to all modes of transport (Road, Sea and Air) and to all clearance locations (Land borders, Airports and Sea Ports) in Saudi Arabia.
For information about operations in Saudi Arabia contact GAC Saudi Arabia at firstname.lastname@example.org
|New immigration charges|
|Thursday, March 9, 2017, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia|
|Since 1 March 2017, the following charges are applicable at Jeddah port:
On-signer – SAR 320/head
Off-signer – SAR 320/head
Umrah visit (Jeddah to Makkah) – SAR 2000/head
Crew transfer from one ship to another – SAR 320/headFor information about operations in Jeddah contact GAC Jeddah at email@example.com