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Friday, April 20, 2018

PORT NEWS

India/Kandla – withdrawal of oil jetties

Kandla Port Trust has announced temporary withdrawal of Oil Jetty No. 2 from service for about three days (from 10 to 13 July 2001) for urgent and mandatory repairs and maintenance work.  Once this jetty has been re-commissioned, Oil Jetty No. 3 will be withdrawn for repairs and maintenance, again for three days (about 13 – 16 July).  This will particularly affect the turnaround of chemical and vegetable oil tankers.  Due to the above, heavy berthing delays are anticipated for tankers lifting such cargoes during the next fortnight.

Source: Gulf Agency Company Ltd.

India/Mormugao – Verification of GRT and registry of vessels

We have been informed that all agents are henceforth advised to produce the tonnage certificate and certificate of registry, along with one photostat copy of each, for all vessels under their agency calling at this port.  The same will be attested by the Deputy Conservator/Harbour Master and submitted to the CDC by the agent concerned for records and billing purposes.

Source: Gulf Agency Company/Mormugao Port Trust

Panama Canal –Locks Lane Outages (Advisories No. A - 36 and 37-2001)

For an update on planned work on Pedro Miguel, Miraflores and Gatun Locks, please see:

www.pancanal.com/maritime.

Sources: Panama Canal Authority, Panama; Salvesen & Odd As, Oslo; C. Fernie & Co., S.a., Cristobal and Barwil Agencies S.A., Cristobal.

 USA/Searsport and Bucksport – expected increase in pilotage

The Maine State Pilot Commission intends to increase the pilot charges for these deep-water ports.  Instead of the present flat rate structure, there will be a pilot-unit based pricing structure, the pilot-unit equalling (Loa x Beam x Moulded draught)/10,000.  The actual rate has not been confirmed but is likely to become effective mid to late autumn.

Source: Moran Shipping Agencies, Inc., Portland (Me.)