Home Marine InsuranceEarthquakes, Tsunamis, Cyclones and Typhoons Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC

.

19-Jan-2021

PORT PREPARES FOR TROPICAL LOW
Port Hedland, Australia

CYCLONE WEAKENED
North Queensland, Australia

TOWAGE SERVICES FEE TO INCREASE
Dampier, Australia

HUB RE-OPENED
Buckeye Bahamas Hub, Bahamas

Port prepares for tropical low
Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Port Hedland, Australia

Tropical Low 08U is currently predicted to make landfall in the vicinity of Port Hedland as early as Friday morning (22 January). The port is now at Cyclone Alert Stage 2 – Prepare .

AT 0800 hours local time today (19 January), Tropical Low 08U was located North West of Darwin in approximate position 10.9S, 127.6E. It is expected to continue to move in a West-SouthWesterly direction and is predicted to take a more southerly track from Thursday.

The low is expected to intensify to a category 3 tropical cyclone.

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

Cyclone weakened
Tuesday, January 19, 2021, North Queensland, Australia

Ex Tropical Cyclone Kimi has now weakened to a tropical low and moved off the North Queensland coast.

The ports of Cape Flattery, Cairns, Mourilyan, Townsville and Lucinda have re-opened.

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

Towage services fee to increase
Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Dampier, Australia

Riverwijs have advised that the towage services fee adjustment for ships using the North West Shelf and Pluto terminals at Dampier will increase from 1 February, as follows:

CURRENT RATE
$83,900

NEW RATE (effective 1 February 2021)
$96,659

[*Rates above are exclusive of GST]

Riverwijs advise that this incremental increase has been passed on by the facility owners.

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

Hub re-opened
Tuesday, January 19, 2021, Buckeye Bahamas Hub, Bahamas

Buckeye Bahamas Hub has re-opened due to favourable weather conditions, and vessels are now being berthed to the outer jetties.

(For information about operations in the Bahamas, contact the GAC Houston Hub Agency Center at hub.us@gac.com)

Source: Elnet Maritime – GAC network agent

You may also like

Leave a Comment