HOT PORT NEWS from GAC
St Nazaire/Montoir/Donges/Nantes, France – Dockers’ strike
22 Jun 2021, St Nazaire/Montoir/Donges/Nantes, France
Dockers have given notice of a strike/work stoppage from this Thursday (24 June) until Monday 28 June.
Sri Lanka – Crew change procedures
22 Jun 2021, Sri Lanka
Crew changes are permitted in Sri Lanka, via land-based isolation centers but air-passengers who have been to India, Vietnam, South American countries and South Africa within 14 days are restricted to arrive at Sri Lanka.
Panama Canal, Panama – 3rd extension of temporary suspension of advance payment for transit booking fees
22 Jun 2021, Panama Canal, Panama
The Panama Canal Authority has announced the third extension of the temporary suspension for the advance payment of reservation (booking) fees.
Oman – Night-time movement ban
22 Jun 2021, Oman
Oman’s Supreme Committee has imposed a ban on the movement of people and vehicles and ordered the closure of all public places and commercial activities (while allowing home delivery service) from 8pm to 4am, effective from 20 June until further notice. Exemptions apply for certain activities are exempted, including movement in ports & airports, trucks of three tonnes and above, and oil & gas fields.
Suez Canal, Egypt – Renewal of rebate circulars for bulk carriers & tankers
22 Jun 2021, Suez Canal, Egypt
The Suez Canal Authority has decided to renew the rebate circulars for bulk carriers and tankers which were due to expire on 30 June 2021. They will now remain in force until 31 December 2021.