HOT PORT NEWS from GAC
Tariff increase announced
Thursday, May 9, 2019, Port Kembla, Australia
NSW Ports have announced that there will be an 3% increase to the tariff, effective from 1 July 2019, for Navigation Charge (Port Dues), Site Occupation & Cargo Wharfage & Utilities Charges.
The Navigation Charge for ships loading coal at the Coal Terminal or conducting cargo operations at the BlueScope Berths will increase from $0.84 to $0.87 per GT.
For other commodities (e.g. wheat, dry commodities, general & break-bulk cargo & bulk liquids etc.) for vessels sized up to 50,000 GT, the rate will increase from $0.50 to $0.52 per GT.
For information about operations at Australian ports, contact GAC Australia at [email protected]
Bunker Craft Operator Licence revoked
Thursday, May 9, 2019, Singapore
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has revoked the bunker craft operator licence of Southernpec (Singapore) Pte Ltd (“Southernpec”), with effect from 08 May 2019. Southernpec will no longer be allowed to operate as a bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore.
MPA’s investigations revealed that Southernpec had engaged in a bunker malpractice involving the use of a magnet during a bunkering operation. Southernpec had also failed to inform MPA on the appointment of its cargo officers to work on all the bunker craft operated by Southernpec.
As Southernpec also holds a Bunker Supplier Licence issued by MPA, MPA is currently investigating Southernpec for breaching the terms and conditions of the Bunker Supplier Licence.
MPA reminds all bunker licensees to adhere strictly to the terms and conditions of their licences. MPA takes a serious view of contraventions of the licence terms and conditions, and will suspend or revoke the relevant licences where necessary.
(For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at [email protected])
Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.10 of 2019 dated 8 May 2019