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Hot Port News from GAC

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01-Apr-2021

INCREASE TO BERTH HIRE TARIFF
Vizag, India

WORKING AREA FOR REMOTELY CONTROLLED NAVIGATION SYSTEM TEST & MANOEUVRES
Singapore

INSTALLATION OF TEMPORARY FLOATING REFUSE CONTAINMENT BOOM IN KWUN TONG TYPHOON SHELTER
Hong Kong

LOCKDOWN EXTENDED
Mauritius

SCMTR IMPLEMENTATION DATE POSTPONED
India

TARIFFS FOR STEEL AND FERTILIZERS
Gangavaram, India

Increase to berth hire tariff
Thursday, April 1, 2021, Vizag, India

Vizag VGCB Terminal have advised that the Berth Hire Tariff has increased.

Effective from today (1 April) until 31 March 2022, the new rate is INR 0.886 per GRT per hour.

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

Working area for remotely controlled navigation system test & manoeuvres
Thursday, April 1, 2021, Singapore

From 1 to 6 April, remotely controlled navigation system testing and navigation is being carried out off Tanjong Pagar Terminal.

As advised in the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.024 of 2021 dated 31 March 2021, the work is being conducted from 0700 to 2030 hours daily within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
1) 01°16·097’N / 103°51·301’E
2) 01°15·557’N / 103°51·330’E
3) 01°15·556’N / 103°51·167’E
4) 01°16·100’N / 103°51·137’E

Craft will be conducting remotely controlled navigation system tests and maneuvers during the stated period in the working area. The vessel will be remotely controlled from Shore Command Center. Master onboard will take over vessel in the event of an emergency.

Vessel movements will be suspended in the area during these trials.

A safety boat will be deployed to warn other craft to keep clear of the area for the whole duration of the works.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
a) Keep well clear and not to enter the working area;
b) Maintain a proper lookout;
c) Proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution;
d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 5 (Keppel Control);
and
e) Communicate with Keppel Control for assistance, if required.

For information about operations in Singapore, contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

Installation of temporary floating refuse containment boom in Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter
Thursday, April 1, 2021, Hong Kong

For approximately nine months, marine works involving installation of one floating refuse containment boom will be carried out within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (B) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22°18.928’N 114°12.801’E
(B) 22°18.919’N 114°12.818’E

A floating refuse containment boom will be installed near the rainwater drainage outlets in Kwun Tong Typhoon Shelter with two ends of the boom fixed on the vertical seawall. No working boat will be engaged in the works.

The purpose of the floating refuse containment boom is to intercept general floating refuse, and the boom comprises a 30 meters long polyethylene float with reflective material.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong, contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No. 68/2021

Lockdown extended
Thursday, April 1, 2021, Mauritius

The lockdown in Mauritius has been extended to 30 April 2021.

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

Source: Celero Shipping – GAC network agent

SCMTR implementation date postponed
Thursday, April 1, 2021, India

The Indian authorities have issued a further extension in the implementation date for the Sea Cargo Manifest and Transhipment Regulations (SCMTR).

The effective date for implementation will now be 15 April 2021.

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

Tariffs for steel and fertilizers
Thursday, April 1, 2021, Gangavaram, India

Gangavaram Port has advised that the below Vessel Related Charges for Steel (export) and Fertilizers (Urea & Non Urea) have been extended for cargo vessels until 30 April.

CARGO TYPE: STEEL (RINL) EXPORT

  • Port Dues per GRT per entry: Extant applicable VRC (USD) 0.7
  • Berth Hire per GRT per hour: Extant applicable VRC (USD) 0.006
  • Anchorage per GRT per day: Extant applicable VRC (USD) 0.03
    Extended up to 30 April 2021

CARGO TYPE: STEEL (OTHERS) EXPORT

  • Port Dues per GRT per entry: Extant applicable VRC (USD) 0.91
  • Berth Hire per GRT per hour: Extant applicable VRC (USD) 0.0078
  • Anchorage per GRT per day: Extant applicable VRC (USD) 0.039
    Extended up to 30 April 2021

CARGO TYPE: FERTILIZER (UREA CARGO) IMPORT

  • Port Dues per GRT per entry: Extant applicable VRC (USD) 0.35
  • Berth Hire per GRT per hour: Extant applicable VRC (USD) 0.003
    Extended up to 30 April 2021

CARGO TYPE: FERTILIZER (NON UREA CARGO) IMPORT

  • Port Dues per GRT per entry: Extant applicable VRC (USD) 1.07
  • Berth Hire per GRT per hour: Extant applicable VRC (USD) 0.00625
    Extended up to 30 April 2021

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

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