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15-Dec-2020

SUSPENSION OF PORT OPERATIONS DURING HOLIDAYS
Subic Bay, Philippines

DREDGING SPOILS TRANSFORM INTO NEW TERMINAL
Gothenburg, Sweden

Suspension of port operations during holidays
Tuesday, December 15, 2020, Subic Bay, Philippines

In view of the observance of the upcoming Christmas Holidays, the schedule of suspension of operations at the Port of Subic Bay will be as follows:

PORT CLOSURE
From: December 24, 2020, 1700H to December 25, 2020, 1700H
and
From December 31, 2020, 1700H to January 1, 2021, 1700H

Shipping companies and shipping agencies are hereby enjoined to set their schedules and operations accordingly.

(For information about operations in the Philippines, contact GAC Philippines at philippines@gac.com)

Source: Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority Notice

Dredging spoils transform into new terminal
Tuesday, December 15, 2020, Gothenburg, Sweden

The largest port expansion in Gothenburg since the 1970s is underway at the Port of Gothenburg. The terminal will be 140,000 square meters in size (equivalent to approximately 20 football pitches) and will be directly adjacent to other major terminals at the port…

…Construction of the brand-new terminal at the Port of Gothenburg got under way in autumn 2018. Since then, 1,500 piles have been sinked into the bedrock, and the Arendal bay has been embanked with blasting stones from an adjacent hill.

The embanked bay will constitute the coming terminal area. But first, the embanked bay will be filled with about 180,000 cubic meters of contaminated dredging spoils, and that work is currently underway.

When the material fills the basin, water is forced out and needs to be purified and checked before it is returned to the sea…

…The terminal is expected to be completed by 2023, although certain sections might be brought into use before then…

(For information about operations in Sweden, contact GAC Sweden at sweden@gac.com)

Source: Extracts from Port of Gothenburg (www.portofgothenburg.com) press release dated 11 December 2020

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