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Hot Port News from GAC


Aliaga, Turkey

Panama Canal, Panama

Buckeye Bahamas Hub, Bahamas

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Dhamra, India

New tariff in force
Monday, March 1, 2021, Aliaga, Turkey

A new tariff for pilotage, tugboat and other services at the port of Aliaga has come into force since 15 February.

For details of the new tariff, as well as information about operations in Turkey, contact GAC Turkey at turkey@gac.com

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Dashboard
Monday, March 1, 2021, Panama Canal, Panama

The Panama Canal contributed to a reduction of more than 13 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent emissions in 2020, in comparison to the most likely alternative routes, by offering a shorter route for ships.

Facilitating information on how the maritime industry adopts initiatives to reduce the carbon footprint and to mark the anniversary of IMO 2020 Sulphur reduction implementation, the Panama Canal announced the launch of a CO2 Emissions Dashboard, through which it will publish monthly data on CO2 emissions saved by vessels that chose to transit the Panama Canal over alternative routes.

The CO2 Emissions Dashboard will allow customers to compare CO2 emissions reductions by route, market segment and customer, and will be updated monthly. Currently, the dashboard contains the overall data of year 2020, and has been updated with the data of January 2021.

The data included in the dashboard will be informed by the waterway’s Emissions Calculator, which allows shippers to measure their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions per route, including the amount saved by taking the Panama Canal over other routes. Using georeferenced data and technology already aboard vessels, the Emissions Calculator takes various factors into consideration – such as vessel type, speed, route, size, capacity, type of fuel, and fuel consumption – to provide the most accurate measurements…

…The CO2 Emissions Dashboard is available at the following link: http://greenroute.micanaldepanama.com/index.php/dashboard

(For information about operations in Panama, contact GAC Panama at operations.panama@gac.com)

Source: Panama Canal Authority (www.pancanal.com) Advisory to Shipping No.A-11-2021 dated 26 February 2021

Port Condition Status: Restricted
Monday, March 1, 2021, Buckeye Bahamas Hub, Bahamas

Due to a forecast increase in wind speed, Buckeye Bahamas Hub Terminal downgraded its Port Condition Status from Open to Restricted on Saturday (27 February) afternoon. Berthing at the outside jetties is suspended.

Sea conditions are expected to improve by tomorrow (2 March) afternoon/evening.

(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

Implementation of 2021 Port Dues & Marine Services Tariff
Monday, March 1, 2021, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Port dues and marine service tariff at the below Abu Dhabi commercial ports have been revised with effect from today (1 March 2021):

Khalifa Port
Zayed Port
Old Free Port & New Free Port
Musaffah Port
Musaffah & Sas Al Nakhal Channel
Al Dhafrah Region Ports
For details of the new dues and tariff, as well as information about operations in Abu Dhabi, contact GAC Abu Dhabi at abudhabi@gac.com

Vessel shifting charges due to bad weather & force majeure incident
Monday, March 1, 2021, Dhamra, India

Considering safety of vessel, crew and port infrastructure, port has to unberth or shift the vessel from berth to anchorage due to bad weather or Force majeure incident. Port has decided to issue clarification on such cases and share the charge and therefore charge “50 % of the pilotage and towage charges” as the shifting charges to the vessel.

Please note that the final decision of shifting the vessel will be as per Port’s discretion taking into consideration the safety of port /vessel/crew, weather forecast etc.

The charges for vessel shifting due to bad weather will be applicable from 01st March 2021 and would be updated in the next revision of BPTS.

(For information about operations in India, contact GAC India at india@gac.com)

Source: Adani Ports and Logistics Trade Notice No: 01/2021 dated 27 February 2021

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