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Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

Sulawesi, Indonesia

Strike called off
Monday, October 1, 2018, Nigeria

The indefinite strike called by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) last week has been called off.

Business in the country will resume tomorrow (2 October) after today’s public holiday celebrating Nigeria’s 58th Independence Day.

For information about operations in Nigeria contact GAC Nigeria at nigeria@gac.com

New Customs documentation requirement
Monday, October 1, 2018, Fujairah, United Arab Emirates

With immediate effect, a new rule has been put into effect for the completion of Customs formalities for vessels calling at Fujairah to discharge cargo at any of the terminals.

To complete Customs documentation, the Certificate of Origin attested by the Chamber of Commerce from respective load ports must be submitted. If this certificate is not attested by the Chamber of Commerce, it will be considered as not valid.

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

Major damage to port
Monday, October 1, 2018, Sulawesi, Indonesia

The port of Palu in Sulawesi has suffered severe damage as a result of the large earthquakes that struck on Friday (28 September) and the tsunami that followed.

The area was rocked by two powerful earthquakes measuring 6.1 and 7.7 on the Richter scale centred near the central Sulawesi town of Donggala. The tsunami that followed hit both Donggala and Palu, the provincial capital.

According to reports, the dock at Palu is not damaged so ships can call at the port. However, there has been major damage to the infrastructure and there are now no cranes or roads serving the port. It is unclear at this stage when the port will be re-opened but it is likely to take months to restore it to functionality.

Palu Airport is only open to the military for emergency evacuation and delivery of disaster-relief materials.

The status of Mutiara port, in Donggala, is currently unclear as the area is still unreachable and communications and electricity are barely working.

For information about operations in Indonesia, contact Andhika GAC Indonesia at shipping.indonesia@gac.com

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