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Hot Port News from GAC

16-Jul-2019

LINES WATCH REQUIREMENT FOR WOOD CHIP VESSELS
Bell Bay, Tasmania, Australia

TEMPORARY TRANSIT DRAFT RESCINDED
New Orleans, United States

Lines watch requirement for wood chip vessels
Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Bell Bay, Tasmania, Australia

Due to the strong history of drift-off events with wood chip ships on Berth 6 at Bell Bay, the vast majority of which have occurred due to slack lines, Tasports has introduced measures to mitigate the risks.

As such, from 1 August, a lines watch will be required to be in place at all times during ship loading of wood chips to ensure that ships lines are maintained. The lines watch is the cost and responsibility of the ship via the agent.

At this stage tariffs for lines watch are unknown.

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

Temporary transit draft rescinded
Tuesday, July 16, 2019, New Orleans, United States

The Associated Branch Pilots have rescinded the temporary transit draft of 40’ at New Orleans, recommending 42’ with immediate effective.

For information about operations in the United States, contact GAC North America at usa@gac.com

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