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Thursday, October 18, 2018


Brazil/Paranagua - update after vessel grounding

Further to Weekly NEWS No. 44 of 2 November, the vessel has been towed to a repair site prior to moving to a shipyard. Although diesel oil is supplied normally at the inner roads, delays in fuel oil supply are still being encountered. The Petrobras Terminal and Transbunker Barge Company are doing their utmost to normalise bunker supplies.

Source: MARCON Ltda., Paranagua

Italy/Leghorn - tugboat strike

Indications are that there will be a tugboat strike at Leghorn commencing 0530 hours 12 November until 0530 hours 14 November 2001. INTERTANKO will keep members advised, but recommends that they check with the agent prior to arrival.

Source: Hugo Trumpy Group, Genoa

UAE/Khor Fakhan - oil waste treatment facility

The Emirates Environmental Protection Co. LLC (EEPCO) has established an oil waste treatment facility inside the port premises at Khor Fakhan for the disposal and treatment of all types of petroleum waste. Clients using this facility will receive a certificate of waste disposal, certifying compliance with the Federal Environmental Law.

Agents should arrange for collection. Vessels calling at Khor Fakhan (mainly container vessels) use road tankers. Offshore the oil waste is collected in skips (containers). At present, however, no barges are available to collect slops from offshore

Sludge Disposal Charge USD 195/mt.
Barge Hire USD 410 for distances between 5 & 15 n.m. off shore.
Demurrage Charge USD 50/hour after first two hours.
Skip Hire USD 8/day per ship
Trucking USD 150/trip (three skips inside the port).
Source: Barwil Ship Services (UAE) Ltd., Fujairah

Yemen/Aden - port stays open to traffic

The Yemen Port Authority has denied that it has closed the port to commercial traffic. Meanwhile, the authority has urged insurance companies and agents to withdraw the war risk surcharge on ships operating in the region, as the ports of Yemen are now risk-free.

Source: Barwil Gulf News