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    Indian Ports

    28 Mar'17: Possible strike actions in India. Six port worker federations of major ports in India are threatening to go on strike from 19 April, if the Union Government will not accept their demands. The unions are intending to protest against too many provisions of the Major Ports Authority Bill introduced in Parliament and they want certain amendments incorporated in the bill. Furthermore, the six federations have decided to launch a campaign against the bill in the ports and also to make the general public aware of its harmful effects. For more information: WSS Kandla office at (+91) 2836 231 158

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    Singapore, Singapore

    28 Mar'17: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has issued official warning to mariners operating off North of Pulau Semakau. The experiment and deployment of acoustic array will be carried out between 0900 hrs and 1700 hrs LT daily between 29 and 31 March and between 3 and 4 April 2017. A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other crafts about the work. All vessels are advised to keep well clear of the working areas and to navigate with caution. For more information: WSS Singapore office at (+65) 6395 4545

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    Chinese Ports

    28 Mar'17: Berthing delays for main iron ore ports in China: Lianyungang 5-7 days with 8 vessels waiting; Bayuquan, Lanshan, Taicang, Xiamen 3-4 days with 3-6 vessels waiting; Tianjin, Rizhao, Huangpu, Zhanjiang, Fangcheng 2-3 days with 1-4 vessels waiting; Jingtang, Caofeidian, Qingdao, Nantong, Beilun, Zhaoushan and Kemen 1-2 days with 2-4 vessels waiting. There are no berthing delays at Dalian and Shanghai ports for iron ore shipments. All the ports are currently operational with no closures pending. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Mundra, India

    27 Mar'17: Revised maximum permissible draft at the Port of Mundra. The Port Authorities announced draft restriction decrease from 13,50 m to 13,20 m at berth no.2, from 13,30 m to 12,90 m at berth no.3, from 17,20 m to 16,90 m at berth no.6, from 14,50 m to 14,10 m at berth no.10 and from 13,90 m to 13,80 m at berth no. 12, based on latest soundings. Revised draft will affect steel and liquid cargoes, handled at the subject berths. Currently, there are no berthing delays at Mundra port. For more information: WSS Kandla office at (+91) 2836 231 158

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    Ponta da Madeira, Brazil

    27 Mar'17: Iron ore pier no.1 will be out of service from 3 April till 22 May at the Port of Ponta Da Madeira due to conveyor revitalization. Further renovation activities will be conducted at the following iron ore berths: pier no.3 South between 1 and 3 April; pier no.3 North from 8 April until 10 April; pier no.4 South between 27 and 29 April. No port operations or vessel maneuvers will be possible during these periods. Currently, there are no further maintenance works scheduled for April at the Ponta Da Madeira Port. For more information: WSS Sao Luiz office at (+55) 98 3227 3367

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    Australian Ports

    27 Mar'17: Tropical cyclone Debbie causes multiple port closures in Australia. Hay Point (including Hay Point Coal Terminal & Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal), Abbot Point and Mackay ports have been closed until approximately Wednesday afternoon. Severe tropical cyclone Debbie has recently strengthened into a category 3 system, and is expected to intensify further as it continues to Queensland coast today. Expect destructive winds with gusts up to 125 km/h and abnormally high tides along the coast. For more information: WSS Mackay office at (+61) 7 49563666

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    Australian Ports

    24 Mar'17: Gale warning for Mackay area ports. The Coral Sea tropical low is expected to develop into a cyclone and move west toward the coast over the coming weekend. All three terminals in the Mackay area (Abbot Point, Dalrymple Bay and Hay Point) are still operational. The Harbour Master will evaluate the weather over the weekend and will make a decision if the Ports in the watch area remain open. Terminals are also evaluating the weather and will put in place their cyclone watch procedures over the next 12 hours. For more information: WSS Mackay office at (+61) 7 49563666

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    Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia

    24 Mar'17: The Port Authorities have announced revised port charges at the Port of Ras Tanura, effective from 20 March. Customs Tonnage dues calculations will be now based on the cargo quantity instead of vessel's GRT. New dues will be charged at SAR 1 per metric ton, increasing from SAR 0.57 per GRT. Revised Customs Tonnage dues will affect oil, gas and liquid petroleum products handled at Ras Tanura and Khafji ports. Ship Agencies tried to negotiate dues with the Port Authority on meeting held on 23 March, however with no success. For more information: WSS Rastanura office at (+966) 13 667 3364

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    Kiel Canal

    24 Mar'17: The Big Southern Lockchamber repairs have been successfully concluded at the Kiel Canal approximately 12 days before estimated completion date. The lockchamber has been taken out of service on 11 March due to unforeseen technical problems. The Big Southern Lockchamber in Brunsbuettel was expected to be back in service approximately on 3 April 2017. Currently both, Northern and Southern Big Lockchambers are operational and available for shipping once again. For more information: WSS Germany office at (+49) 48 5282450

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    Singapore, Singapore

    23 Mar'17: New edition of Singaporean Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) to be released on 6 April 2017. Revised ENC will include updates covering Pasir Panjang Terminal, East Jurong Channel, Western Anchorages, around Pulau Bukom, West of Pulau Sebarok, Shell SBM, East of Semakau Dumping Ground, Jong Fairway, Sentosa, Raffle Anchorages, Buran Channel, Western Quarantine and Immigration Anchorage, East Keppel Fairway, Marina South Pier, Eastern Corridor and Eastern Fairway and the Main Strait. For more information: WSS Singapore office at (+65) 6395 4545

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    Ras Gharib, Egypt

    23 Mar'17: New port tariff at the Port of Ras Gharib, effective from 1 March 2017. The Authorities have implemented revised tariff, increasing costs of boat services, pilotage and port dues. Service boat fees increased from 177 to 186 USD/hour for small unit and from 346 to 364 USD/hour for big unit. Furthermore, pilotage and port dues have been revised as following: 6003 USD for tankers < 50000 SDWT, 7798 USD for tankers between 50000 and 75000 SDWT, 9594 USD for tankers between 75000 and 100000 SDWT and 11389 USD for tankers > 100000 SDWT. For more information: WSS Alexandria office at (+20) 3 4843510

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    Santos, Brazil

    23 Mar'17: Multiple fertilizer berth closures at the Port of Santos due to scheduled maintenance and dredging operations. Termag berth will remain unavailable until 2 April, berths no. 13/14 will be out of service from 27 March until 1 April and from 14 April until 19 April, Tiplam berth will be closed between 3 and 23 April, Perola berth will be unavailable from 11 April to 14 April. No port operations or vessel maneuvers will be possible during these periods. Currently, there are no further maintenance works scheduled for April at the port. For more information: WSS Santos office at (+55) 13 2101 1822

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    Egyptian Ports

    22 Mar'17: The current situation overview at main Egyptian ports. Port of Damietta: operational with 9 vessels waiting & 10 expected (3-4 days delay); Port of El Dekheila: all berths are occupied with 3 vessels waiting & 8 expected (3-4 days delay); Port of Adabiya: all berths are occupied with 2 vessels waiting & 8 expected (2-3 days delay); Port of Abu Qir: operational with 4 vessel waiting & 7 expected (delay 2-3 days). Furthermore, berths no. 4 & 5 at Abu Qir port are still out of service due to maintenance operations. For more information: WSS Alexandria office at (+20) 3 4843510

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    Rhine River

    22 Mar'17: Water levels on Rhine River have decreased compared to last week, however low water surcharge is not applicable. Vessels are no longer forced to load approximately 300-400 MT less cargo and pay 40 % surcharge over the loaded weight. Expected water depth at German locations this week: Kaub 232 cm (146 cm less), Cologne 544 cm (60 cm less) and Ruhrort 462 cm (186 cm less). For the coming week the levels are expected to remain at the same stage. For more information: WSS Rotterdam office at (+31) 10 487 7980

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    Chinese Ports

    22 Mar'17: Berthing delays for main iron ore ports in China: Taicang, Bayuquan 5-7 days with 6-8 vessels waiting; Qingdao, Shanghai, Zhanjiang 2-3 days with 3-7 vessels waiting; Tianjin, Jingtang, Caofeidian, Rizhao, Lanshan, Lianyungang, Nantong, Beilun, Zhoushan, Xiamen, Kemen, Huangpu and Fangcheng 1-2 days with 1-5 vessels waiting; There are no berthing delays at the Port of Dalian for iron ore shipments. All the ports are currently operational with no closures pending. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Turkish Ports

    21 Mar'17: Vessels calling Crimean ports to be banned in Turkey. According to the latest regulations agency contacts such as crew change or CTM will be prohibited to all vessels sailing from any Crimean Port (Sevastopol, Kerch, Yalta, Theodosia, Evpatoria). Furthermore, such vessels will not be allowed to perform any port operations in any Turkish port. The Government of Ukraine is continuously monitoring the situation - recently the Court of Ukraine has arrested M/V Sky Moon on 15 March, confiscating both, ship and cargo of soda ash. For more information: WSS Odessa office at (+380) 482 300 600

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    Argentinian Ports

    21 Mar'17: The Confederation of Unions (CGT) has announced a 24 hour nation-wide strike at Argentinian ports, scheduled for 30 March. It is not clear yet which unions will support the protest, but the CGT has confirmed roadblocks will be placed along the terminals new San Lorenzo and Rosario. Based on previous experiences, no boat services, mooring gangs, or stevedores will work during this strike; therefore, most activities at San Lorenzo and Rosario will be affected by the protest. The rest of the terminals might be affected if boat services support the strike. For more information: WSS Argentina office at (+56) 32 229 2800

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    Dampier, Australia

    21 Mar'17: Cyclone response stage 2 (Prepare) has been activated at the Port of Dampier. Tropical low (22U) is situated approximately at 14.4 S 117.6 E. Dampier Harbour Master will commence clearing the port and its anchorages off all large vessels 12 hours prior to the onset of gale force winds. This time frame is designed to ensure adequate margins of safety, and to provide ships adequate time to clear the coast before encountering storm conditions. It is likely that the port will move to Cyclone stage 3 (Clear Port) by 22 March afternoon hours. For more information: WSS Dampier office at (+61) 8 9144 2311

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    Al Fujayrah, United Arab Emirates

    20 Mar'17: The Authorities to implement the policy of two hours prior notice for booking a pilot for un-berthing of a vessel at the Port of Al Fujayrah in order to improve efficiency and effective use of port assets. For all ocean going vessels sailing from FOTT berths the 2 hours notice will be served on completion of the cargo operation. The Master of the vessel will be required to issue final 1 hour notice as soon as gauging is completed and cargo figures are finalized. For more information: WSS Fujairah office at (+971) 9 222 8400

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    Poti, Georgia

    20 Mar'17: Gale warning for all vessels calling the Port of Poti. Expect port navigation suspension from 20 March 1300 hrs LT till 21 March 1400 hrs LT due to stormy weather (WSW wind 9-14 m/s with gusts up to 20 m/s). Vessels are advised to take all necessary precautions at the berths, sea and in the docks. Furthermore, it is advised to increase number of ropes, observe the vessel continuously, request tug assistance or moor the vessel safely in order to avoid wind's effect. For more information: WSS Poti office at (+995) 393 271 681

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    Chinese Ports

    20 Mar'17: The current situation at main Chinese iron ore ports: Jingtang and Caofeidian ports have been closed today, on 20 March due to strong wind with gusts up to 25 knots; Qingdao and Beilun ports have been closed due to heavy fog. Furthermore, pilotage services have been suspended at Shanghai, Taicang and Nantong ports due to limited visibility. Bayuquan, Dalian, Tianjin, Rizhao, Lanshan, Lianyungang, Zhoushan, Xiamen, Kemen, Huangpu, Zhanjiang and Fangcheng ports remain fully operational with no pending closures. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    The Turkish Straits

    17 Mar'17: Estimated vessel passage delays at the Turkish Straits. All tanker vessels above 200 m LOA will experience 3 days delay for transiting the Dardanelles Strait. Currently there are no passage delays for dry cargo vessels. Dry bulk vessels above 200 m LOA and tankers will have to wait 1-2 days for passing through the Bosphorus Strait. Transit delays are caused by the recent traffic suspensions due to rough weather, combined with strong vessel congestion. For more information: WSS Istanbul office at (+90) 216 681 3300

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    Egyptian Ports

    17 Mar'17: The current situation overview at main Egyptian ports. Port of Damietta: operational with 2 vessels waiting & 11 expected (no major berthing delays); Port of El Dekheila: all berths are occupied with 2 vessels waiting & 5 expected; Port of Adabiya: operational with 1 vessels waiting & 11 expected (no major berthing delays); Port of Abu Qir: all berths are occupied with 5 vessel waiting & 6 expected (delay 2-3 days). Furthermore, berths no. 4 & 5 at Abu Qir port are still out of service due to maintenance operations. For more information: WSS Alexandria office at (+20) 3 4843510

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    Panama Canal

    16 Mar'17: The Panama Canal Authority reminds its customer about mooring lines requirements for transiting the canal. Vessels are required to have 6 manila or synthetic mooring lines forward and 6 aft, in good condition prior to commencing transit. In addition, vessels transiting the Neopanamax locks are required to have 4/6 lines forward and 4/6 lines aft, in drums, and ready for use. These lines shall be at least 75 m in length and have an eye of at least 1.50 m spliced in one end. For more information: WSS Panama 24/7 Transit Desk office at (+507) 380 4429

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    Damietta, Egypt

    16 Mar'17: The Port Authorities have implemented increased rates for loading and discharging operations at the Port of Damietta in order to catch up with global rates. Latest investments in the new port facilities combined with favorable market conditions contributed to Damietta port becoming the biggest export port in Egypt for fertilizer cargoes and sand. Furthermore, for the first time since long while there are no berthing delays at Damietta port. For more information: WSS Damietta office at (+20) 57 2290048

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    Jubail, Saudi Arabia

    16 Mar'17: Berthing and sailing movements have been suspended at the Port of Jubail today, on 16 March 0830 hrs LT due to strong wind speed of 30 knots. Furthermore, there were 8 port closures since 11 March due to adverse weather conditions. Berthing delays for petroleum and chemical products increased to 2-3 days. Strong winds above 20 knots are forecast until 16 March 2100 hrs LT. Further port closures for vessel traffic are possible in the coming weeks. For more information: WSS Jubail office at (+966) 13 362 1848

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    The Dardanelles Strait

    15 Mar'17: The Dardanelles Strait will be closed for vessel traffic both ways on 18 March between 0900 hrs LT and 1600 hrs LT due to Naval celebration event. Expect transit delays up to 24 hours shortly after recommencing traffic at the Strait, as a result of vessel queue piling up due to transit movements stoppage. The Turkish Navy will be celebrating 102th anniversary of the Canakkale battle victory. The Bosphorus Strait will remain fully operation during the event. For more information: WSS Istanbul office at (+90) 216 681 3300

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    Kiel Canal

    15 Mar'17: Further technical issues at the Kiel Canal to extend Big Southern Lockchamber maintenance period by 3 weeks. The lockchamber has been taken out of service on 11 March due to unforeseen technical problems. The Big Southern Lockchamber in Brunsbuettel is expected to be back in service approximately on 3 April 2017. During this period Big Northern Lockchamber and the small locks will remain operational for shipping, however delays are possible. For more information: WSS Germany office at (+49) 48 5282450

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    Brazilian Ports

    15 Mar'17: General stevedores strike action scheduled for 15 March to affect port operations at all Brazilian ports. Dock workers will suspend all their activities for 24 hours in order to manifest again social security changes proposed by the government. The Port Labours National Federation estimates that over 20 000 affiliated will adhere to the cause. Port operations are expected to recommence on 16 March unless otherwise reconsidered by the classes involved. For more information: WSS Santos office at (+55) 13 2101 1822

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    Dampier, Australia

    14 Mar'17: Expect shifting of vessels between berths, port congestion and berthing delays at the Port of Dampier between 13 March 0200 hrs LT and 17 March 1200 hrs LT due to shiploader maintenance. Renovation activities are being conducted at the Parker Point berth no.3, affecting iron ore export shipments at the port. Dampier ports, located in the Pilbara Region of Western Australia, is the world’s second largest bulk export port. For more information: WSS Dampier office at (+61) 8 9144 2311

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    Singapore, Singapore

    14 Mar'17: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has issued official warning to mariners operating off Republic of Singapore Yacht Club. Installation of wave screens will be carried out by crane barge between 0800 hrs and 2200 hrs LT daily, including Sundays and Public Holidays until 11 September 2017. Safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft during the installation works. All vessels are advised to keep well clear of the working areas and to navigate with caution. For more information: WSS Singapore office at (+65) 6395 4545

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    Chinese Ports

    14 Mar'17: Berthing delays for main iron ore ports in China: Taicang 5-7 days with 7 vessels waiting; Bayuquan 3-4 days with 4 vessels waiting; Qingdao, Lianyungang, Shanghai, Zhanjiang 2-3 days with 3-9 vessels waiting; Tianjin, Jingtang, Caofeidian, Rizhao, Lanshan, Nantong, Beilun, Zhoushan, Kemen, Huangpu 1-2 days with 1-5 vessels waiting. There are no berthing delays at Fangcheng and Dalian ports for iron ore shipments. All the ports are currently operational with no closures pending. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Ponta da Madeira, Brazil

    13 Mar'17: Iron ore pier no.4 North at the Port of Ponta Da Madeira has been closed from until 14 March due to scheduled maintenance operations. Further renovation activities will be conducted at the following iron ore berths: pier no.3 North between 15 and 20 March; Pier no.4 South from 28 March until 30 March. No port operations or vessel maneuvers will be possible during these periods. Currently, there are no further maintenance works scheduled for March at the Ponta Da Madeira Port. For more information: WSS Sao Luiz office at (+55) 98 3227 3367

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    Chinese Ports

    13 Mar'17: The current situation at main Chinese iron ore ports: Lianyungang and Shanghai ports have been closed today, on 13 March due to strong wind with gusts up to 22 knots. Furthermore, pilotage services have been suspended at Taicang and Nantong ports due to stormy weather. Bayuquan, Dalian, Tianjin, Jingtang, Caofeidian, Qingdao, Rizhao, Lanshan, Beilun, Zhoushan, Xiamen, Kemen, Huangpu, Zhanjiang and Fangcheng ports remain fully operational with no pending closures. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Kiel Canal

    13 Mar'17: Big Southern Lockchamber at the Kiel Canal has been taken out of service on Saturday, 11 March due to unforeseen technical problems. It is expected that the lock chamber will be operational again on Monday, 13 March afternoon hours, after successfully conducted repairs and inspection operations. During this period the Big Northern and the Small Southern lockchambers will be in service. Furthermore, during high water periods the Small Northern Lockchamber will be operational as well. For more information: WSS Germany office at (+49) 48 5282450

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    Batumi, Georgia

    10 Mar'17: The Port Authorities have announced revised port charges at the Port of Batumi, effective from 1 April 2017. All vessels calling the Georgian port will be affected by sanitary fee increase to 0,075 USD / GRT. The service will include dry garbage and sewage water delivery ashore. Furthermore, revised charges for removing bilge water will be set to 50 USD per CBM, also effective from 1 April 2017. For more information: WSS Batumi office at (+995) 422 276 710

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    Singapore, Singapore

    10 Mar'17: The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore to increase the cost of potable water by 24%. First water price revision (per CBM) will be introduced on 1 July 2017, increasing the water conservation tax (WCT) from 0,58 to 0,67 SGD and the waterborne fee (WBF) from 0,58 to 0,78 SGD. Second water cost revision will be implemented on 1 July 2018, further increasing the WTC from 0,67 to 0,96 SGD and the WBF from 0,78 to 0,92 SGD. Total cost of the water will increase to 3,37 SGD in 2017 and then to 3,80 SGD in 2018. For more information: WSS Singapore office at (+65) 6395 4545

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    Egyptian Ports

    10 Mar'17: The current situation overview at main Egyptian ports. Port of Damietta: 1 berth left available with 3 vessels waiting & 12 expected (delay 2-3 days); Port of El Dekheila: operational with no major berthing delays; Port of Adabiya: 1 berth left available with 8 vessels expected (delay 1-2 days); Port of Abu Qir: all berths are occupied with 10 vessel waiting & 5 expected (delay 2-3 days). Furthermore, berths no. 4 & 5 at Abu Qir port are still out of service due to maintenance operations. For more information: WSS Alexandria office at (+20) 3 4843510

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    Port Hedland, Australia

    9 Mar'17: Second towage company to provide its services at the Port of Port Hedland. Construction works for the tug haven infrastructure is expected to commence during March / April 2017 with a towage service expected to be provided in 2018. This includes dredging approximately 560 000m3 of dredge spoil and transferring this ashore. The dredge campaign is expected to last approximately 4 months. A local Marine notice will be promulgated prior to commencement of works. For more information: WSS Port Hedland office at (+61) 8 9173 1809

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    Spanish Ports

    9 Mar'17: Spanish stevedores to further call off strike actions scheduled for 10,13 and 15 March in order to resume negotiations with the Spanish Government. The stevedoring unions decided to cancel strike actions looking forward for mutual agreement, however remaining strikes on 17,20,22 and 24 March are still scheduled. Furthermore, the International Dockworkers Council decided to support Spanish stevedores announcing that Lisbon, Tangier and Marseille-Fos ports will not be used for handling cargo destined for Spain during scheduled strike actions. For more information: WSS Barcelona office at (+34) 932 62 9100

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    Poti, Georgia

    9 Mar'17: Port operations and vessel maneuvers have been suspended at the Port of Poti due to stormy weather. The port has been closed from 8 March 2200 hrs LT due to strong Easterly wind approximately until 9 March 1500 hrs LT. Stormy weather is expected to continue (direction – East, wind speed 10-15 m/s with gusts up to 25-28 m/s) approximately from 9 March 1900 hrs LT until 10 March 1200 hrs, hence further port closures for vessel navigation are possible. For more information: WSS Poti office at (+995) 393 271 681

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    Al Fujayrah, United Arab Emirates

    8 Mar'17: The Port Authorities have announced offshore anchorage area reorganization at the Port of Al Fujayrah, effective from 8 March. Entry or streaming through Fujairah Offshore Anchorage "G" area is strictly prohibited. Special permission from the Control Tower is required to enter into the "G" area. The Maximum speed that a vessel can steam in the Fujairah Offshore Anchorage Area is 5 knots. The Authorities have warned that strict actions will be taken against vessels entering restricted area without valid permission. For more information: WSS Fujairah office at (+971) 9 222 8400

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    Tauranga, New Zealand

    8 Mar'17: The Authorities delves into biofouling matters at the Port of Tauranga. Bulk carrier M/V DL Marigold was expelled from the port after divers found dense clusters of barnacles and tube worms on ship's hull. In order to finish discharging ops, the vessels intended to sail to Fiji for hull cleaning, however the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji has also banned the ship due to water contamination threat. New regulation will require all vessels to call Ports of New Zealand with a clean hull from May 2018. Nevertheless, the Authorities can intervene in cases of severe biofouling. For more information: WSS Tauranga office at (+64) 7 575 6877

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    Chinese Ports

    8 Mar'17: Berthing delays for main iron ore ports in China: Xiamen, Lianyungang 5-7 days with 3-7 vessels waiting; Caofeidian 3-4 days with 3 vessels waiting; Qingdao, Rizhao, Shanghai, Beilun 2-3 days with 3-5 vessels waiting; Zhanjiang 2-3 days with 15 vessels waiting; Bayuquan, Tianjin, Jingtang, Lanshan, Taicang, Nantong, Zhoushan, Huangpu and Fangcheng 1-2 days with 1-3 vessels waiting. There are no berthing delays at Kemen and Dalian ports for iron ore shipments. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Australian Ports

    7 Mar'17: Svitzer to revise its port tariff at Australian ports, effective from 1 April 2017. Towage costs will be increased in following Australian ports: Ardrossan (2,5%), Brisbane (3,5%), Eden (2,5%), Freemantle & Kwinana (1,86%), Geelong (2,5%), Melbourne (2,4%), Newcastle (2,4%, lines 1,5%), Port Adelaide (2,5%), Port Bonython (10%), Port Botany (2,4%), Port Giles (2,5), Port Jackson (2,5%), Port Kembla (2,5%, lines 1,5%), Port Pirie (2,5%), Wallaroo (2,5%), Westernport (2,5%). For more information: WSS Melbourne office at (+61) 3 9630 0900

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    Mobile, United States

    7 Mar'17: Outboard discharging at the McDuffie Terminal Berth No.3, Mobile Port. The M/V Tai Shine will be discharging cargo to barges commencing approximately on 7 March 1800 hrs LT. The combined width of vessel and barges is approximately 60,3 m (198 ft). As long as weather is sufficient, the loading should be completed by 8 March 1800 hrs LT. The derrick barge SARA B and the standby tug SCOTT PRIDE can be contacted on Channel 13 or 16 VHF/FM. For more information: WSS Houston office at (+1) 281 867 2020

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    The Turkish Straits

    7 Mar'17: Estimated vessel passage delays at the Turkish Straits. All tanker vessels above 200 m LOA will experience 2-3 days delay for transiting the Dardanelles Strait. Currently there are no passage delays for dry cargo vessels. Dry bulk vessels above 200 m LOA and tankers will have to wait 2-3 days for passing through the Bosphorus Strait. Transit delays are caused by the recent traffic suspensions due to rough weather, combined with strong vessel congestion. For more information: WSS Istanbul office at (+90) 216 681 3300

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    Singapore, Singapore

    6 Mar'17: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has issued official warning to mariners operating in the Kuala Johor. Construction of outfall structure and installation of slit curtains will be carried out 24 hours daily, including Sundays and Public Holidays until 31 August 2017. Safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft during the installation works. All vessels are advised to keep well clear of the working areas and to navigate with caution. For more information: WSS Singapore office at (+65) 6395 4545

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    Spanish Ports

    6 Mar'17: Spanish stevedores to call off recently announced strike actions on 6 and 8 March in order to resume negotiations with the Social and Economic Council of Spain on the port management system reformation. The stevedoring unions Coordinadora, UGT, CCOO, CIG and CGT decided to cancel strike activities, as a gesture of goodwill, looking forward for mutual agreement. The unions haven't announced yet if remaining strikes on 10,13,15,17,20,22 and 24 March will be conducted as scheduled. For more information: WSS Barcelona office at (+34) 932 62 9100

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    Chinese Ports

    6 Mar'17: The current situation at main Chinese iron ore ports: the Port of Zhanjiang has been closed today, on 6 March 0700 hrs LT due to dense fog. Furthermore, pilotage services have been suspended at the Port of Fangcheng due to limited visibility. Bayuquan, Dalian, Tianjin, Jingtang, Caofeidian, Qingdao, Rizhao, Lanshan, Lianyungang, Shanghai, Taican, Nantong, Beilun, Zhoushan, Xiamen, Kemen and Huangpu ports remain fully operational with no pending closures. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Kherson, Ukraine

    3 Mar'17: Ice navigation campaign has been cancelled at the Port of Kherson, effective from 1 March 0000 hrs LT. Vessels calling the port are no longer required to have an ice class. Kherson port is open to vessels of any flag year round, and can admit vessels of up to 200 m in length and 7,6 m draft, in fresh waters. Main cargoes handled at the Ukrainian port are grains, scrap, sand, fertilizers and timber, mostly in export relations. For more information: WSS Odessa office at (+380) 482 300 600

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    German Ports

    3 Mar'17: The Federal Ministry of Transport of the Federal Republic of Germany has announced revised pilotage fees, effective from 1 March 2017. The fee has been increased in following German sea pilotage districts: River Trave (Lübeck) (3,14%), Weser from Bremen to Bremerhaven (5,5%), Kiel Fjord (3,15%), Flensburg Fjord (3,15%), River Elbe (3,96%), Kiel-Canal (3,35%). Furthermore, pilotage fees remain unchanged in Wismar/Rostock/Stralsund, Weser from Bremerhaven to Weser buoy, River Jade and River Ems districts. For more information: WSS Germany office at (+49) 48 5282450

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    Ihla Guaiba, Brazil

    3 Mar'17: Iron ore terminal at the Port of Ihla Guaiba will be closed from 6 to 8 March due to scheduled preventive maintenance operations. No loading operations or vessel maneuvers will be possible at both, Pier 1 North and Pier 1 South berths during this period. Currently, there are no further maintenance works scheduled for March at the main Brazilian iron ore ports. For more information: WSS Rio de Janeiro office at (+55) 21 2582 8000

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    Egyptian Ports

    2 Mar'17: Berthing delays at the main Egyptian ports. Port of Damietta: all berths are occupied with 12 vessels waiting & 6 expected (delay 4-5 days); Port of El Dekheila: berths are occupied with 7 vessel waiting & 5 expected (delay 4-5 days); Port of Adabiya: all berths are occupied with 5 vessels expected (delay 2-3 days); Port of Abu Qir: berths are occupied with 6 vessel waiting & 1 expected, average waiting time for discharging sulphur varies between 10 and 15 days. For more information: WSS Alexandria office at (+20) 3 4843510

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    Californian Ports

    2 Mar'17: The California State Lands Commission (CSLC) has introduced revised marine invasive species control fund fee, effective from 1 April 2017. The fee was increased from 850 USD to 1000 USD, affecting all vessels calling the Ports of California (Humboldt, Hueneme, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Oakland, Redwood City, Richmond, San Diego, San Francisco, Stockton and West Sacramento ports). The fee will be deposited into the Marine Invasive Species Control Fund and funds the state’s Marine Invasive Species Program. For more information: WSS San Francisco office at (+1) 510 236 2728

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    Santos, Brazil

    2 Mar'17: Fertilizer berth Termag at the Port of Santos has been closed from 1 March until 27 March due to scheduled maintenance operations. Further renovation activities will be conducted at the following fertilizer berths: Perola from 6 March until 10 March; no. 13/14 between 20 March and 25 March. No port operations or vessel maneuvers will be possible during these periods. Currently, there are no further maintenance works scheduled for March at the Santos Port. For more information: WSS Santos office at (+55) 13 2101 1822

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    Haldia, India

    1 Mar'17: The Kolkata Port Trust has introduced revised policy for berthing priority of vessels at the Port of Haldia. Calling/sailing priorities for cargo vessels: 1. crude, liquid ammonia, LPG, naptha; 2. POL products and chemicals to be discharged through pipeline; 3. edible oil (vessels calling HOJ-III); 4. containers; 5. coal (export); 6. dry bulk (vessels calling MHC/ No.4a berths); 7. dry bulk (vessels calling conventional berths); 8. edible oil; 9. steel (export); 10. steel (import), bagged, project cargo. For more information: WSS Haldia office at (+91) 3224 255600

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    Immingham, Great Britain

    1 Mar'17: APT Terminal introduces revised mooring ropes requirements at the Port of Immingham. The APT Terminal Authority will not accept any mooring ropes or rope tails of Chinese origin. Failing to comply with latest requirement will result in vessel berthing refusal until the ropes will be replaced. Furthermore, all vessels are required to provide a list of the moorings to be used, including place of manufacture and certificate numbers. Need standardised, safe, quality ropes? TIMM™ is the best choice. Contact us at wss.info@wilhelmsen.com. Quality is in the details.

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    Penang, Malaysia

    1 Mar'17: Tanker vessels will not be allowed to berth or operate at DG Berth and Inner Berth at the Port of Penang between 8 March 0700 hrs LT and 10 March 2000 hrs LT due to tanker pipeline monthly maintenance. The DG berth is equipped with 8 manifold arms and handles all types of dangerous cargo in liquid and gaseous state. Actual maintaining depths for subject berths are 11 m for the DG Berth and 7,5 m for the Inner Berth. For more information: WSS Penang office at (+60) 4 263 2819

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    Ukrainian Ports

    28 Feb'17: Ice navigation campaign has been cancelled at the Sea of Azov, including Mariupol and Berdyansk ports, effective from 28 February 0000 hrs LT. Vessels calling Ukrainian ports at the Sea of Azov are no longer required to have an ice class. Current ice situation at Ukrainian ports: Berdyansk and Mariupol ports - floating ice 3-5 points, concentration 10 points; Kherson port - fast ice 5 points, thickness 0,19 m; Nikolayev port - small, broken ice, passable. For more information: WSS Odessa office at (+380) 482 300 600

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    Chinese Ports

    28 Feb'17: Berthing delays for main iron ore ports in China: Rizhao 5-7 days with 7 vessels waiting; Caofeidian 3-4 days with 3 vessels waiting; Liangyungang, Shanghai, Xiamen, Fangcheng, Zhanjiang 2-3 days with 4-6 vessels waiting; Bayuquan, Tianjin, Jingtang, Qingdao, Lanshan, Taicang, Beilun, Nantong, Zhoushan, Kemen and Huangpu 1-2 days with 1-3 vessels waiting. There are no berthing delays at Port of Dalian for iron ore shipments. All the ports are currently operational. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Klaipeda, Lithuania

    28 Feb'17: The Port of Klaipeda to further expand in order to remain its regional leader position. The Port Authorities intends to conduct wide-scaled dredging operations up to 16,5 m, berths refurbishment, railway tracks renovation and maintenance of other port infrastructure elements. The investment is expected to be completed by the end of 2018. Main commodities handled at the Lithuanian port are fertilizers (31,15%), oil products (21,91%), ro-ro cargoes (12,38%), containers (13,55%) and grains (7,04%). For more information: WSS Baltics office at (+48) 91 8813 245

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    Omani Ports

    27 Feb'17: Revised customs procedures and pricing at the Omani Ports, effective from 21 January. The Authorities have introduced requirement to possess Certificate of Origins (COO) for all shipments entering Oman with a value over 50 USD. Failure to provide the COO will result in Customs imposing a fee of 2%, which can be refunded if the importer produces the COO for the cargo within 90 days of shipment release. Furthermore, customs fee of 0,5 % of value imported will be imposed for all commodities shipped by sea and air. For more information: WSS Muscat office at (+968) 9430 2309

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    Mississippi River

    27 Feb'17: The water levels have decreased compared to last week on Mississippi River. Expected water depth at American locations this week: New Orleans 177 cm (5,80 ft), Reserve 253 cm (8,30 ft), Donaldsonville 335 cm (11,00 ft), Baton Rogue 543 cm (17,80 ft), Red River Landing 981 cm (32,20 ft). For the coming weeks the levels are expected to further decrease slightly. For more information: WSS New Orleans office at (+1) 504 739 7100

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    Egyptian Ports

    27 Feb'17: Berthing delays at main Egyptian ports. Port of Damietta: all berths are occupied with 11 vessels waiting & 15 expected (delay 4-5 days). Port of El Dekheila: berths are occupied with 7 vessels waiting & 6 expected (delay 4-5 days). Port of Adabiya: all berths are occupied with 4 vessels waiting & 4 expected (delay 2-3 days). Port of Abu Qir: average waiting time for discharging sulphur may increase from 10-15 days to 20 days since no discharging can take place before the cargo result is declared. For more information: WSS Alexandria office at (+20) 3 484 3510

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    Durban, South Africa

    24 Feb'17: Vopak to further invest in South Africa to meet rising demand for petroleum products. Durban Vopak Terminal expansion will include 10 new tanks, additional berth pipelines and a new loading arm. In order to provide the most efficient way to supply Johannesburg region, Durban port will be connected with pipeline to another Vopak investment - facility in Lesedi which will have the capacity of 100 000 cbm, 6 storage tanks and 8 truck loading bays with a vapour recovery system. For more information: WSS Durban office at (+27) 31 274 3200

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    Yangon, Myanmar

    24 Feb'17: Grab rental service now available at Port of Yangon! Five remote controlled 12 cbm grabs are now placed at Thilawa Terminal, serving both MIPL and MITT for bulk cargoes such as coal, fertilizer and grains. WSS Myanmar is now accepting bookings for its new feature providing a solution to the lack of cargo handling equipment available at the bulk terminals. Technical details: SWL 25 MT, normal load 15.5 MT, Gross weight 9,5 MT, bulk density range 1,0 - 2,5 MT/cbm, max width (opened) 3828 mm, operation height (opened) 9450 mm. For more information: WSS Yangon office at (+959) 77 608 5069 / wss.myanmar@wilhelmsen.com

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    Tubarao, Brazil

    24 Feb'17: Iron ore Pier 2 at the Port of Tubarao will be closed from 4 to 6 March due to scheduled maintenance operations. Further renovation activities will be conducted at the iron ore Pier 1 North/South between 9 and 13 March. No port operations or vessel maneuvers will be possible during these periods. Currently, there are no further maintenance works scheduled for March at the main Brazilian iron ore ports. For more information: WSS Tubarao office at (+55) 27 3225 3616

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    Singapore, Singapore

    23 Feb'17: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has issued official warning to mariners operating off north of Lazarus Island. Deployment of an instrumented research buoy will be carried out between 0900 hrs and 1900 hrs LT on 24 February. The buoy will be installed at site for one year till 24 February 2018 to collect research data. A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity to warn other craft during the installation work. All vessels are advised to keep well clear of the working areas and to navigate with caution. For more information: WSS Singapore office at (+65) 6395 4545

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    Egyptian Ports

    23 Feb'17: Revised visa price to affect crew change costs at Egyptian ports. The Immigration Department announced visa cost increase from 25 USD to 60 USD, effective from 1 March 2017. Furthermore, overstaying visa penalty will be increased from 7,5 USD to 67 USD. The official circular hasn't been published yet, however the information have been confirmed with the Cairo International Airport and various Immigration Departments. The cost will be applicable at any airport or sea port in Egypt. For more information: WSS Alexandria office at (+20) 3 4843510

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    Spanish Ports

    23 Feb'17: Spanish stevedores to conduct strike actions from 9 March until 25 March, during odd hours. No agreement was reached between the association of stevedore employers Anesco and the Social and Economic Council of Spain on meeting held on 21 February, after the Government of Spain declared intentions to reform port management system, abolishing regulation that obligates stevedoring companies to hire unionized staff only. For more information: WSS Barcelona office at (+34) 932 62 9100

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    Ukrainian Ports

    22 Feb'17: Ice navigation campaign has been cancelled at Odessa, Chornomorsk, Kerch, Reni, Ust-Dunaysk and Izmail ports, effective from 22 February 0000 hrs LT. Vessels calling these Ukrainian ports are no longer required to have an ice class. Current ice situation at ports with ice campaign remaining in force: Berdyansk and Mariupol ports - floating ice 10 points, concentration 10 points; Kherson port - fast ice 7 points, thickness 0,1 - 0,25 m; Nikolayev port - ice thickness 15-30 cm. For more information: WSS Odessa office at (+380) 482 300 600

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    Newport News, United States

    22 Feb'17: Revised maximum permissible draft at Port of Newport News to affect coal shipments to Kinder Morgan Pier IX. Port Authorities have announced revised draft of 49 ft (14,94 m) at the South side and 46 ft (14,02 m) at the North side, based on latest soundings. New restrictions will affect maximum loading capacity for dry bulk vessels at the Newport News Port. The Authorities are planning to dredge both sides in May 2017 during ship loader outage period. For more information: WSS Norfolk office at (+1) 281 867 2000

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    Chinese Ports

    22 Feb'17: Multiple port closures at main Chinese ports due to adverse weather conditions. Beilun, Xiamen and Fangcheng ports have been closed due to dense fog or high wind speed until further notice. Pilotage services have been suspended at Port of Lianyungang due to strong wind. Furthermore, port operations and pilotage services have been recommenced today, on 22 February 0915 hrs LT at Shanghai, Taican and Nantong ports after recent closure due to bad weather conditions. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Adabiya, Egypt

    21 Feb'17: Heavy congestion expected for tanker vessels at Port of Adabiya. There are 6 vessels scheduled to call palm oil & chemicals berth No.9 with 1 tanker currently discharging alongside. Average discharging time of each vessel varies between 2 and 4 days. February is one of the busiest and most congested months in the season with 130 000 MT of palm oils imported. Adabiya Port is the main Egyptian port importing palm oils and the only port for tanker vessels at Red Sea Area. For more information: WSS Suez office at (+20) 62 3196620

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    Chinese Ports

    21 Feb'17: Berthing delays for main iron ore ports in China: Rizhao 5-7 days with 13 vessels waiting; Tianjin, Jingtang, Lianyungang, Xiamen, Kemen, Zhanjiang 3-4 days with 3-9 vessels waiting; Shanghai, Taicang 2-3 days with 3-3 vessels waiting; Bayuquan, Caofeidian, Nantong, Beilun, Zhoushan and Fangcheng 1-2 days with 1-4 vessels waiting. There are no berthing delays at Dalian, Qingdao, Lanshan and Huangpu ports for iron ore shipments. For more information: WSS Shanghai office at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Poti, Georgia

    20 Feb'17: Maximum permissible draft for access channel to Port of Poti has decreased from 10,50 m to 9,6 m, based on latest soundings. Draft decrease has been caused by recent storms that have reduced channel depth and width on profiles -350/-200 and +300/+500. Night navigation through the port access channel is prohibited for vessels with LOA more than 180 m and/or maximum draft more than 9.0 m according to port regulations. Dredging operations will be conducted in order to achieve maximum allowable working draft of 10,5 m. For more information: WSS Poti office at (+995) 393 271 681

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    Panama Canal

    20 Feb'17: The Panama Canal Authority has announced maneuvering fuel draft advisory to all Shipping Agents, Owners and Operators. Vessels operating on heavy fuel oil are required to change to light fuel prior entering into water bodies under the responsibility of the PCA. Sulfur content in the light fuel shall not exceed the limit set by MARPOL (3,5%). Requirement does not apply to vessels equipped with an exhaust gas cleaning system, nor to vessels operating on a low-sulphur hybrid fuel type. For more information: WSS Panama 24/7 Transit Desk office at (+507) 380 4429

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    Rio Grande, Brazil

    10 Feb'17: Fertilizer berth Yara North at the Port of Santos has been closed until 21 February due to scheduled maintenance operations, affecting vessels handling sulphuric acid cargoes. Further renovation activities will be conducted at fertilizer berth Yara South between 15 February and 12 March. No port operations or vessel maneuvers will be possible during these periods. Currently, there are no further maintenance works scheduled for February & March at the Rio Grande Port. For more information: WSS Santos office at (+55) 13 2101 1822

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    Poti, Georgia

    9 Feb'17: Maximum permissible draft for access channel to Port of Poti has increased from 10,10 m to 10,50 m, based on latest soundings. The night navigation through port access channel is prohibited for vessels with LOA more than 180 m and/or maximum draft more than 9.0 m according to port regulations. Further dredging operations will be conducted near the Breakwater Red Edge and on profiles +450/+550 Green Edge in order to maintain achieved channel depth. For more information: WSS Poti office at (+995) 393 271 681

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    Saudi Arabian Ports

    8 Feb'17: The Government of Saudi Arabia announced further immigration fees increase affecting crew change costs at all ports. Immigration office will charge additional fee for all departing seamen, increasing overall costs to 80 USD for both, on signers and off signers. Revised tariff include following visa fees: transit 300 SAR (80 USD); exit 300 SAR (80 USD); single exit re-entry 200 SAR (53,5 USD for two months + 100 SAR ( 27 USD) for each additional month; multiple exit re-entry 500 SAR (133 USD) for three months + 200 SAR (53,5 USD) for each additional month. For more information: WSS Dammam office (+966) 13 833 9975

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    Chornomorsk, Ukraine

    8 Feb'17: Ice campaign has been commenced at Port of Chornomorsk on 5 February 0000 hrs LT. All vessels calling Ukrainian port with the ice campaign in effect are required to have an ice class - strengthened hull to enable them to navigate through sea ice. In case vessel intending to call Chornomorsk Port does not have ice class, Owners are required to provide guarantee letter for navigation in ice condition to Harbour Master. For more information: WSS Odessa office at (+380) 482 300 600

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    Port Hedland, Australia

    7 Feb'17: Cyclone response stage 3 (Clear Port) has been activated at Port Hedland. Tropical low (15U) is situated approximately 160 NM North North East of Port Hedland and moving West at 8 knots. The Port is expected to be impacted by gale force winds from 8 February 1200 hrs LT. Port of Port Hedland Harbour Master intends to finish clearing the port, anchorages and inner harbour from large vessels until 7 February evening hours. Tugs and small vessels are expected to be secured within the inner harbour location on 8 February morning hours. For more information: WSS Port Hedland office at (+61) 8 9173 1809

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    Brazilian, Panamanian, Nicaraguan Ports

    3 Feb'17: Yellow Fever outbreak tightens up vaccine requirements in Brazil, Panama and Nicaragua. All vessels calling Brazilian Ports and heading to Panamanian or Nicaraguan Ports are required to have all crew members, officers and further on board personnel carrying a valid Yellow Fever vaccine certificate in order to get admission to the ports in the subject countries. Brazil has commenced an emergency yellow fever vaccination campaign as disease spreads in major cities, killing dozens of people. For more information: WSS Santos office at (+55) 13 2101 1822

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