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Borders & ports to close for elections
Friday, March 8, 2019, Nigeria

Due to the Governorship and State House of Assembly Elections being held in Nigeria tomorrow (Saturday, 9 March), all land borders and sea ports will be closed from 12 midnight today (Friday, 8 March). They will be reopened on Sunday, 10 March.

For information about operations in Nigeria, contact GAC Nigeria at [email protected]

Marine works inside ex-Wan Chai Public Cargo Working Area Basin
Friday, March 8, 2019, Hong Kong

For approximately 3 months, marine works involving material filling and leveling will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (B) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 17.054’N / 114 deg. 10.909’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.040’N / 114 deg. 10.853’E

The works will be carried out by three derrick lighters and two hopper barges. Two tugboats and one work boat will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 15 metres around each lighter and barge will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the lighters and barges.

Several silt curtains, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area. Each silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt curtains.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No works will be carried out on Sundays and Public Holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at [email protected])

Source: Government of the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.39 of 2019 dated 6 March 2019

New disceprancy rate for LNG cargo handling
Friday, March 8, 2019, Turkey

The discrepancy rate for LNG cargo in Turkey has been increased from the previous 4% to a new rate of 6%.

This is in accordance with the customs regulations brought into effect from 1 March 2019.

For details, or information about operations in Turkey, contact GAC Turkey at [email protected]

Source: GAC

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