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08-May-2020

TERMINAL MAINTENANCE COMPLETE, BERTHING RESUMED
Basrah, Iraq

PHASED SOFTENING OF LOCKDOWN
Pakistan

RESTRICTIONS FURTHER EXTENDED
Kenya

CASH TO MASTER SERVICE SUSPENDED
Singapore

Terminal maintenance complete, berthing resumed
Friday, May 8, 2020, Basrah, Iraq

Maintenance on SPM#3 at Basrah Oil Terminal has now been completed and berthing operations have resumed.

For information about operations in Iran, contact GAC Iraq at iraq@gac.com

Phased softening of lockdown
Friday, May 8, 2020, Pakistan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister has announced a phased softening of the nationwide lockdown, starting from tomorrow, 9 May.

The suspension of domestic flight operations has been extended to Sunday, 10 May, while international flights remain suspended until 15 May.

Train services and local public transport remain suspended.

Certain small markets and retail outlets will be allowed to operate from early morning to 5pm, but will remain closed for two days per week. Marriage halls, shopping malls and dine-in restaurants remain closed. All educational institutions will remain closed until 15 July.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Pakistan, contact GAC Iraq at pakistan@gac.com

Restrictions further extended
Friday, May 8, 2020, Kenya

Kenya’s inter-county movement restrictions for Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilfi & Kwale have been extended for a further 21 days.

Therefore, the earliest date the county lockdown will end is 20 May.

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Kenya, contact GAC Dubai Hub Agency Centre at hub.ae@gac.com)

Source: Seaforth Shipping (Kenya) Ltd. – GAC agent

Cash To Master service suspended
Friday, May 8, 2020, Singapore

Since the commencement of the Circuit Breaker period (Lock Down) beginning 7 April, services of forex suppliers or money changers have been suspended as they are deemed non-essential services.

GAC Singapore has been receiving USD and Euros directly from the banks. Due to the current commercial disruption locally and globally, banks in Singapore have depleted their stocks of physical foreign currencies especially USD and Euros.

As such, GAC Singapore has to temporarily suspend Cash To Master (CTM) services until such a time when the banks can replenish their foreign currencies and money changers are allowed to operate again, hopefully beginning 1 June when the Circuit Breaker period ends.

For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Singapore, contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

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