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Hot Port news from GAC

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03-May-2021

SUSPENSION OF OPERATIONS
Kandla, India

REVISION OF TARIFFS
Kaarsto, Norway

PLANNED JETTY OUTAGES
Immingham, United Kingdom

REVISED SCALE OF RATES
India

DREDGING WORKS
Singapore

CREW CHANGE UPDATES
Singapore

MONSOON RESTRICTIONS ON BERTHING & MOVEMENT OF VESSELS
Mumbai, India

MAXIMUM PERMISSIBLE DRAFT
Dighi Port, India

BERTHING OF CAPE SIZE AND BABY CAPE VESSELS
Paradip Port, India

NEW IMPORT AND EXPORT TARIFFS
Lome, Togo

TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS
Australia

Suspension of operations
Monday, May 3, 2021, Kandla, India

According to a trade notice issued by Deendayal Port Trust (Kandla), Oil Jetty-1 (OJ-1) will be withdrawn for maintenance and dredging work from 0500 hours on 3 May to 1700 hours on 7 May 2021.

Vessel operations will be suspended during this period.

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

Revision of tariffs
Monday, May 3, 2021, Kaarsto, Norway

New tariffs will come into effect at the port of Kaarsto from 1 August 2021.

Basic fees (All inclusive):

LPG carriers Nok 42.50 per Nrt applicable from 01/08 of 2021.

Crude carriers / Product tankers Nok 26.50 per Nrt applicable from 01/08 of 2021

The services covered in the basic fees will be limited to the services a normal ship call will require such as:

Tugs arrival/departure
Mooring/linesmen arrival/departure
Garbage/waste
Transportation of stores/provisions by tug which is done in combination with the vessel’s arrival / departure

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

Planned jetty outages
Monday, May 3, 2021, Immingham, United Kingdom

Immingham Oil Terminal (IOT) will be closed for testing, preparation, repairs and other work as follows:

IOT Berth 1

0800 to 1700 Tuesday 11 May 2021

Hose testing and ABP mooring equipment maintenance

0800 Tuesday 18 May to 1700 Thursday 20 May 2021

Painting, hose maintenance and crane gearbox routines and rope inspections

IOT Berth 2

0800 to 1700 Friday 21 May 2021

Rope inspections and ABP mooring equipment maintenance

IOT Berth 3

0800 Tuesday 4 May to 1700 Friday 7 May 2021

Loading arm 3/2 removal – this could change to w/c 10 May depending on tidal conditions

0800 Monday 24 May to 1700 Tuesday 25 May 2021

Pipework removal, gangway repairs, fire system maintenance and ABP mooring equipment maintenance

0800 Monday 9 August to 1700 Friday 13 August 2021

Loading arm 3/2 installation

0800 Wednesday 18 August to 1700 Friday 20 August 2021

Annual loading arm maintenance

Finger Pier

0800 Wednesday 26 May to 1600 Thursday 27 May 2021

Fender repairs

South Killingholme Jetty (SKJ)

To allow continued use, and until further notice, regular inspections of the white oil loading arm must be carried out. The berth needs to be unoccupied to allow crane barge access.

0800 Monday 7 June to 1700 Friday 11 June 2021

New loading arm KLA03 installation

0800 Thursday 24 June to 1700 Friday 2 July 2021

Loading arm KLA04 removal and installation of new loading arm

0800 Tuesday 13 July to 1700 Thursday 15 July 2021

Removal of loading arm KLA02 and old hydraulic powerpack

0800 Tuesday 24 August to 1700 Thursday 26 August 2021

New loading arm hydraulic powerpack relocation

Immingham Gas Jetty (full berth, LPG and white oils)

0800 Sunday 23 May to 1700 Saturday 29 May 2021

Pipework modifications, platform repairs and ABP mooring equipment maintenance

0800 Monday 24 May to 1700 28 May

Phillips 66 diving inspection

0800 Monday 16 August to 1700 Tuesday 17 August 2021

Annual loading arm maintenance

Main Transfer Line, Tank and Loading Arm Works

22” Fuel Oil Transfer Line ILI (In Line Inspection) – ILI dates to be confirmed

2 Transfer Line ILI (in line inspection) to be scheduled in September 2021

24” Fuel Oil transfer Line – under road sections to be replaced (x 2) – w/c 7 June – 27 July

B3 LA3/2 to be overhauled in 2021. Proposed dates for critical loading arm removal and installation work – see Berth 3 outages

SKJ Loading Arm Replacement (x 3) – Preparation work will continue to be scheduled ready for new loading arm installation in 2021. Proposed dates for critical loading arm removal and installation work – see SKJ outages.

Finger Pier and Terminal Supply Lines and Custody Meters

Finger Pier loading and terminal supply lines under road replacement

There are 18 lines that come in/out of the terminal through culverts under the road.

The current planned replacement programme is:

8” Ballast line from w/c 10 May

2T/L from w/c 2 August

12” Ballast line from 20 September

GO3 from w/c 3 May

Effect on the business will be communicated as lines are taken out of service.

Custody meter proving 2021 (planned 5 days duration with some disruption to Finger Pier loading)

Week commencing Monday 13 September 2021

For information about operations in the United Kingdom, contact GAC UK at uk@gac.com

Revised scale of rates
Monday, May 3, 2021, India

According to a circular issued by Tariff Authority for Major Ports (TAMP), an indexation factor of 0.55% will be applied to the scale of rates (SOR) for the year 2021-22 effective from 1 May 2021 The indexed SOR shall be effective from 1 May 2021 and valid till 30 April 2022.

For information about the revised SOR and operations in India, contact GAC India at india@gac.com

Dredging works
Monday, May 3, 2021, Singapore

This is a revision of Port Marine Notice No. 081of 2020. The working period has been extended and the list of craft and working areas have been revised. The work will now be conducted from 06 May 2021 to 05 November 2021 at Temasek Fairway, within the working area bounded by the following coordinates:

1) 01° 15·690’N / 103° 39·061’E

2) 01° 15·731’N / 103° 39·161’E

3) 01° 15·777’N / 103° 39·272’E

4) 01° 15·262’N / 103° 39·480’E

5) 01° 15·216’N / 103° 39·368’E

6) 01° 15·176’N / 103° 39·269’E

7) 01° 14·673’N / 103° 39·471’E

8) 01° 14·714’N / 103° 39·571’E

9) 01° 14·759’N / 103° 39·683’E

10) 01° 14·170’N / 103° 39·674’E

11) 01° 14·211’N / 103° 39·774’E

12) 01° 14·256’N / 103° 39·885’E

13) 1° 13.667′ N / 103° 39.877′ E

14) 1° 13.708′ N / 103° 39.977′ E

15) 1° 13.754′ N / 103° 40.088′ E

16) 1° 13.351′ N / 103° 40.250′ E

17) 1° 13.337′ N / 103° 40.202 E

18) 1° 13.378′ N / 103° 40.110 E

19) 1° 13.442′ N / 103° 39.968′ E

Work will be conducted 24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays.

Crafts involved in the work will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

Dredging works will be carried out by dredgers, supported by barges, tugs and work boats. A safety boat will be in attendance to warn and direct craft in the vicinity to keep clear of working area.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:

a) Keep well clear of the working area;

b) Maintain a proper lookout;

c) Proceed at a safe speed and to navigate with caution;

d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 22 (Jurong Control); and

e) Communicate with Jurong Control for assistance, if required.

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

Crew change updates
Monday, May 3, 2021, Singapore

The Singapore Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced that from 1 May 2021, 2359 hours, all long-term pass holders and short-term visitors with recent travel history (including transit) to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka within the last 14 days will not be allowed entry into Singapore, or transit through Singapore.

In line with the above, the following crew change will not be allowed in the Port of Singapore effective from 1 May 2021, 2359 hours:

a) Crew with recent travel history to Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka within the last 14 days preceding arrival to Singapore. This includes sign-on crew travelling to Singapore by flight as well as sign-off crew from vessels that have called at Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

b) Sign-on crew transiting Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka on their connecting flights to Singapore.

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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.13 of 2021 dated 1 May 2021

Monsoon restrictions on berthing & movement of vessels
Monday, May 3, 2021, Mumbai, India

According to a circular from Mumbai Port Trust, with effect from 1 June 2021, all vessels berthing at 19, 20 and 21 HW of Indira Dock will have a draft restriction of 8.5m maximum and vessels will be berthed starboard side alongside. Berthing at 18 HW may be portside alongside depending on weather and tidal conditions. No immobilisation will be allowed during the entire monsoon period.

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

Maximum permissible draft
Monday, May 3, 2021, Dighi Port, India

According to trade notice DPL No.06/2021 from Dighi Port Ltd, the maximum permissible draft at Dighi and Agardanda berths will be 10 metres from 15 May 2021.

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

Berthing of cape size and baby cape vessels
Monday, May 3, 2021, Paradip Port, India

According to a trade circular from the Traffic Department of the Paradip Port Trust,

Cape size vessels of 300m LOA, 48m beam, draft up to 14.5m and DWT up to 1,18,000 will be accepted for berthing at CB1, NIOB and PICT berths. The berthing of cape size vessels will be carried out subject to favourable weather conditions and availability of berth in daylight hours only.
Cape size vessels will not be accepted for berthing at General Cargo Berths (EQ3, SQ, CQ1, CQ2 and MPB).
Baby cape vessels (i.e. vessels of more than 230m LOA) will not be accepted for berthing at EQ3 berth wef 1 May 2021. However, such vessels that have already arrived at PPT anchorage on or before 30 April 2021 will be accepted for berthing at EQ3 berth.
Baby cape vessels up to 255m LOA, 45m beam and 12.50m draft will be accepted for berthing at SQ berth.
Baby cape vessels will not be accepted for berthing at CQ1, CQ2, CQ3 and MPB.
For information about operations in India, contact GAC India at india@gac.com

New import and export tariffs
Monday, May 3, 2021, Lome, Togo

A new charge will be applied by port authorities in Togo based on UEMOA regulation (West African Economic and Monetary Union).

All goods, products charged or discharged in the port are subject to the payment of maritime traffic taxes established by the regulation 003/2019/COM/UEMOA. The National Shippers Authority of Togo (CNCT) will apply this tax to petroleum products such as JET A1 and fuel oil starting from 1 June 2021 date of arrival of vessel in Lomé Port.

The tariffs are as follows:

1000 FCFA or EUR 1.53 per tonne for imports

800 FCFA or EUR 1.22 per tonne for exports

For information about operations in Togo, contact the GAC Dubai Hub Agency Centre at hub.ae@gac.com

Source: OMA Togo – GAC agent

Travel restrictions
Monday, May 3, 2021, Australia

The Australian government has implemented a temporary pause on travellers from India entering Australian territory if the passenger has been in India within 14 days of the person’s time of departure.

The pause is with effect from 12:01 am on Monday, 3 May 2021 and will be reviewed on 15 May.

This will include those entering via flights from other countries, as well as passengers arriving by sea.

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

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