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Gothenburg, Sweden
Hong Kong
North China
New intermodal terminal opens in December
Monday, November 13, 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden
Operations at the intermodal terminal at Gothenburg Central Station are due to move to the outer port area at Hisingen in December. The project is proceeding according to plan, and everything necessary to facilitate the switch to the new terminal will be in place prior to the start-up…

…The new 65,000-square metre terminal is located beside the ro-ro terminals. From there, trailers and other rolling goods can be transported by sea to the UK, Belgium and other destinations.

Capacity at the new intermodal terminal will be higher than at the old city centre terminal. Seven rail tracks with a total length of 3,600 metres are being built.

The new terminal will be operated by Sandahls Goods & Parcel AB. According to Sandahls, the industry is desperately in need of a facility with more capacity. There is already a high demand with more rail companies than at the old facility…

…At the intermodal terminal, freight will be transferred from rail to road and distributed to companies throughout the region. Each day, the terminal will be served by 12 trains and more than 200 trucks. In addition to domestic trains bound for Norrland, Stockholm and other destinations, there will also be trains heading for various parts of Europe. Some 70,000 trailers are expected to switch from one mode of transport to another at the terminal each year. The transfer of the terminal to the outer port area will reduce road traffic in central Gothenburg significantly.

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

Source: Extract from PortGotNEWS – November 2017 from Port of Gothenburg (www.portofgothenburg.com) update

Bulkhead removal works
Monday, November 13, 2017, Hong Kong

For approximately 3 months, bulkhead removal works for seawater intake and outfall culverts will be carried out [at the West Kowloon Cultural District] within the works area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 18.047’N / 114 deg. 09.899’E
(B) 22 deg. 18.045’N / 114 deg. 09.900’E
(C) 22 deg. 18.039’N / 114 deg. 09.845’E
(D) 22 deg. 18.040’N / 114 deg. 09.844’E

The works will involve diving operations from time to time using the abutting seawall as the base of operation. One guard boat will provide assistance.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1800 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. The guard boat employed for the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

The guard boat engaged in the works will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear of the works area at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.158 of 2017

Berthage/anchorage discount cancelled
Monday, November 13, 2017, North China
The 30% discount on berthage/anchorage has been cancelled for vessels calling at second or third ports on same voyage.

The cancellation applies to ports such as Tianjin, Lianyungang, Qingdao, Ningbo, Shanghai, Dalian, Caofeidian, etc. and has been in effect since 15 September 2017.

For further details and information about operations in China, contact GAC China at china@gac.com

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