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Hot Port News from GAC


Port Bau-Bau, Indonesia

Haldia, India

Ras Laffan, Qatar

Karachi, Pakistan


New pilotage & towage tariffs
Thursday, June 11, 2020, Port Bau-Bau, Indonesia

With effect from 3 June, new tariff for pilotage and towage are in force at Port Bau-Bau.

For pilotage, a lump sum is charged for all size vessels: IDR 36,578,325 x 2 In/Out.

Towage charges are based on the vessel GRT (foreign vessel/Luar Negri), according to the formula: Fix tariff x 2 In/Out x time tug use. For example, for vessels with GRT over 2000: IDR 5,332,876 x 2 In/Out x 3 hours.

For further details and information about operations in Indonesia, contact PT Andhiuka GAC at shipping.indonesia@gac.com

Cessation of Force Majeure
Thursday, June 11, 2020, Haldia, India

Kolkata Port Trust/Haldia Dock Complex has advised that the Force Majeure declared at Haldia Dock Complex due to the COVID-19 pandemic on 19 March concluded on 2 June.

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

“ETHERAZ” app: mandatory green status required for access to vessels
Thursday, June 11, 2020, Ras Laffan, Qatar

The Ministry of Interior has developed a trusted smartphone application names “ETHERAZ” (Precaution) which is connected to the Ministry of Public Health’s database. This application uses GPS and Bluetooth technologies to help track COVID-19 cases and informs users if they come into contact with those who have tested positive.

The installation of “ETHERAZ” app is mandatory for all citizens and residents in Qatar.

Based on the above, effective June 14, 2020, all personnel boarding the vessels including technicians and agents’ representatives shall have “ETHERAZ” app downloaded on their smart phones and the status shall be showing green prior to entering Ras Laffan Port…

…As part of access control, no visitor to the vessel shall be accepted unless they are able to demonstrate their status.

Port understands restriction in some terminals of carrying mobile phones. The regulations in place for such areas have to be adhered to but visitors shall demonstrate either to terminal Security or to the agents of the vessels about their status being green.

(For further details and updates, as well as information about operations in Qatar, contact GAC Qatar at qatar@gac.com)

Source: Qatar Petroleum notice dated 10 June 2020

Preventive measures for COVID-19
Thursday, June 11, 2020, Karachi, Pakistan

No vessel is allowed to berth at Karachi Seaport without completion of the period of 15 days from the date of sign-on of the seafarer, otherwise PCR Test (COVID-19) must be carried out on the seafarer.

Permission for berthing shall be granted after submission of the PCR Test (COVID-19) or completion of 15 days period of sing-on of the seafarer.

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

Source: Government of Pakistan Port Health Establishment notice dated 9 June 2020

Resumption of crew changes
Thursday, June 11, 2020, Turkey

Crew changes at Turkish ports, which had been prohibited due to COVID-19, are resuming from today (11 June), subject to conditions.

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

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