Reactivated iron pellets production at San Felix


After a period of around 12 months with the iron ore pellets production stopped due diverse situation such as the labor conflicts, lack of maintenace, etc. Ferrominera CVG, has announced the reactivation of the iron ore pellets production at their plant which will reactivate the traffic of such products and derivates such as briquettes from the Orinoco river.
Ferrominera terminal is located at mile 190 of the orinoco river at San felix port which serves the city of puerto Ordaz. This company is fillial to the government owned company: CVG. According to the following press communicate from the company, 5300 MT of product will be produced daily at the preliminary stages of the reactivation, with around 50 thousand metric tons available at their yards in the port for export.
http://www.ferrominera.com/site/?q=node/1011
We reccomend members to take a careful look on these shipments (see our circular 002 in our web page) given that misdeclaration may take place regarding the iron content of the products that could lead to hazardous situations according to the IMSBC code.
Should you have any question about this or any other matter, please don’t hesitate on contacting us.
Carlos Carrasco
Operations Manager
Venepandi, C.A.

Oil pollution in Maracaibo lake

Most Vessel calling at Maracaibo lake and mainly those calling at PDVSA´s terminal there are encountering with an oil firm that ins´t being controlled by the Terminal and that is causing ship´s hulls to get polluted with black oil.

Threats to security within Venezuelan territory

Given the current violent crime situation in Venezuela which reached this week the highest pike with the murder of miss Venezuela 2004 and her Irish husband, we kindly invite club´s and members to take a look on this circular and its content in order to ensure safety of crew members and personal coming to the country for business.

Possible street riots during local elections in Venezuela

You probably are aware about the upcoming local authorities elections to take place this Sunday December 8th, 2013. To which, without creating any kind of panic, we recommend that if there are vessels docked in Venezuelan ports that day and Monday, the crew does not go to shore, as it is presumed the remote possibility of armed street riots depending on results.

Special powers given to the president will potentially increase the imports

Venezuela's National Assembly has given final approval to special powers for President Nicolas Maduro. Under the enabling act given by the assembly President Maduro will be able to govern by rule without consulting Congress for 12 months.

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