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Hot Port News from GAC

18-Nov-2019

DRY BULK VESSELS BETWEEN AUSTRALIA & NW EUROPE (AMENDMENT)
Suez Canal, Egypt

MOORING LINE ARRANGEMENTS TRIAL
Hay Point, Australia

CONSTRUCTION WORKS AT SUNGEI PANDAN
Singapore

INSTALLATION OF SUBMARINE PIPELINES
Singapore

Dry bulk vessels between Australia & NW Europe (amendment)
Monday, November 18, 2019, Suez Canal, Egypt

The Suez Canal Authority has decided that circular No.2/2017 concerning dry bulk vessels coming from (or heading to) Australian ports and heading to (or coming from) ports at North West Europe, shall remain in force till the end of June 2020 after amending “Article One” of the circular to read as follows:

“Dry Bulk” vessels (Laden or Ballast) coming from (or heading to) ports at North West Europe (starting from CADIZ port and its Northern ports) and heading to (or coming from) the below areas at Australia shall be granted the following rebate percentages:
a) Ports located at North West of CAIRNS port and ending with DARWIN port a rebate of 40% of Suez Canal normal tolls.
b) Ports located at the West of DARWIN port till before GERALDTON port at the West of Australia a rebate of 65% of Suez Canal normal tolls.
c) Ports located at the South West, South and East of Australia which starts at GERALDTON port at the South West of Australia and ending at Cairns port at the East of Australia a rebate of 75% of Suez Canal normal tolls.

This periodical shall be applicable to “Dry Bulk” vessels (laden or ballast) sailing from “origin ports” from the 1 January 2020 till 30 June 2020.

For information about operations in the Suez Canal, contact GAC Egypt at suezcanal@gac.com

Mooring line arrangements trial
Monday, November 18, 2019, Hay Point, Australia

New standard mooring line arrangements will be trialled for all vessels berthing at Hay Point Terminal starting from Wednesday 20 November.

The draft process for Assigning Mooring Code for vessels as below:

Vessel submits TVQ

TVQ is accepted by BHP Freight and IROC+ team

TVQ and Vessel GA is reviewed by HPT Shipping Officer

HPT Shipping Officer recommends Mooring Code and passes information onto Production Coordinator and details the Mooring Code in the Ships File

Production Coordinator input’s Mooring Code onto the short-term shipping schedule (24 to 72 hrs prior to berthing)

VTS enters Mooring Code into Q Ships

Agent emails proposed Mooring Arrangement Plan to Master of the vessel (2 plans one port and one starboard)
– Pilot receives Mooring Code from Q Ships
– Production Supervisor receives Mooring Code from ships file
– Vessel receives Mooring Code from Vessel Agent’s Email
– Lines Boat receives Mooring Code from Production Coordinator short term shipping schedule
For further details and information about operations at Australian ports contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

Construction works at Sungei Pandan
Monday, November 18, 2019, Singapore

From 18 November 2019 to 17 May 2020, construction works are being carried out at Sungei Pandan.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.114 of 2019 dated today, the works are being conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 18.389’N / 103 deg. 45.282’E
2) 01 deg. 18.354’N / 103 deg. 45.299’E
3) 01 deg. 18.343’N / 103 deg. 45.287’E
4) 01 deg. 18.372’N / 103 deg. 45.262’E

The work involves dredging, installation of geotextile and discharging of stone material offsite. Long arm excavators on shore will be deployed for sand leveling and stone pitching at site.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
a) Keep well clear of the working area;
b) Maintain a proper lookout;
c) Proceed at a safe speed and to navigate with caution;
d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 25 (Pasir Panjang Control);
and
e) Communicate with Pasir Panjang Control on VHF Channel 25 for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

Installation of submarine pipelines
Monday, November 18, 2019, Singapore

From 18 November 2019 to 12 January 2020, submarine pipelines are being installed at Exxon Mobil, Jurong Island.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.115 of 2019 dated today, works are being carried out between 0730 and 2359 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01 deg. 17.492’N / 103 deg. 41.465’E
2) 01 deg. 17.435’N / 103 deg. 41.460’E
3) 01 deg. 17.442’N / 103 deg. 41.442’E
4) 01 deg. 17.492’N / 103 deg. 41.442’E

The work involves installation of submarine pipelines, with the work barge to be shifted into position by the tug boat. The safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other vessels of the work.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
a) Keep well clear of the working area;
b) Maintain a proper lookout;
c) Proceed at a safe speed and to navigate with caution;
d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 22 (Jurong Control);
and
e) Communicate with Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.co

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