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Saturday, April 21, 2018

PORT NEWS

Brazil/Paranagua – new rules for off-signing crew members

The Immigration Department has applied new rules signed 22 August 2001 for off-signing crew members at Paranagua.  The rule of mandatory police escort applies to crews from nations requiring visas to come to Brazil. Please click here for a free translation of the rules

Source: MARCON Ltda., Paranagua

Indonesia – local government to take over port services

The Banten local government will take over all port services (pilot services, towage, etc.) for all private ports in the Cilegon/Banten area (Anyer-Merak-Cigading range).

All chemical jetties in this area, the private port of Cigading belonging to PT Krakatau Steel, will come under the control of the local government.  The only port that remains under the control of Pelindo will be the public port of Ciwandan.

Please click here for a free translation of the official notification issued by the Mayor of Cilegon on 21 August 2001

The local government will provide pilot and tugboat services, and all other port costs will be charged at same current tariff levied by the port authority until a new tariff has been established.  For the moment the new administrative changes only concern the Banten-area. However, it is expected that other provinces will follow.

Tankers calling jetties in this area will remain under the control of Pertamina, which uses the services of Pelindo for port services and is therefore not subject to any change.

At this stage there is no reason to believe that the quality of these services will be affected due to the administrative changes.  However, INTERTANKO will closely monitor the development and advise members if the situation changes including any change to the tariff rate.

Source: Gulf Agency Hot Port News/Andhika GAC, Jakarta