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Richards Bay, South Africa

Novorossiysk, Russia

Coal transport network maintenance shutdown
Thursday, July 4, 2019, Richards Bay, South Africa

Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) has announced that the entire rail network transporting coal from pits to the port at Richards Bay is shut down for its annual maintenance period from 2 to 11 July. The shutdown covers the entire coal railway which has flows originating from Ermelo, Vryheid, Richards Bay, Witbank, Ladysmith and Isando.

Richards Bay Coal Terminal, which is fed by TFR’s coal line, will have ample coal in its stockpile to see out the ten-day shutdown of the railway network.

For information about operations at Richards Bay contact GAC South Africa at shipping.richardsbay@gac.com

New requirement at oil terminal
Thursday, July 4, 2019, Novorossiysk, Russia

Due to damage sustained at Pier No.1 of Sheskharis Oil Terminal in Novorossiysk, a new requirement is in effect immediately.

Aframax vessels will only be able to load parcels of 80,000- 85,000 MT at pier №1A.

All Aframaxes should meet the below requirements:
– Deadweight: not more than 122,039 t;
– Maximum LOA: 249.90 m;
– Maximum beam: 46.0 m.

For information about operations at Russian ports contact GAC Russia at russia@gac.com

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