Threats to security within Venezuelan territory

We encourage club´s and members to check on the US department of state following links that gives advice to citizens coming to Venezuela for vacation or business to protect their safety in consideration of the current situation with statistics that have shown that only in 2013 around 24 thousand murderers took place only due criminal violence:
Examples of this regrettable situation can be seen with the murder last Monday with the murderer of miss Venezuela 2004 Monica Spear, her husband from Ireland Mr. Thomas Berry and were their 5 yeard old child was shot in the leg for resisting robbery near to the port of Puerto Cabello were they were on vacation due the recent holidays. In addition, we had a case last year in which a Philippine Master was murderer for resisting robbery after he disembarked at Punto Fijo for buying pants.
In addition to the above, we would like to warn out clubs and members about a worrying increase last days of attempt for smuggling illegal substances for which we would recommend to instruct Master to increase the security measures on board when calling at Venezuelan ports.
Carlos Carrasco
Operations Manager
Venepandi, C.A.

Loading of iron ore fines at Boca Grande II transfer Station

In consideration of the loading of Iron ore fines at Boca Grande transfer station, we´ve noted the increase of cases with misdeclarations by the shippers and subsequent consequences with cargoes loaded out of the parameters established by the IMSBC code.

Port congestion in Puerto Cabello

Given the current Venezuelan economic situation, most of public and private entities are substituting national production and export of products for imports which is causing an important increase of port activities and traffic which represents significant ports congestion and mainly in the port of Puerto Cabello.

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