North pier port Guaranao out of service


On november 12th, a vessel had an allision with North Pier ( Pier B ) of the floating port of Guaranao and leaved that area of the port out of service, the area will be out of service meanwhile the respective repairs takes place , leaving only enabled the south pier (pier A) which is now the only pier available to carry out the loading and unloading of ships.
This situation could increase the port congestion due unavailability of piers. In addition, local authorities have reported all vessels carrying out maaneuvers to take extra precaution with the pier that is in a very poor condition and might receive damages more easily that newer or piers in generally better conditions. Its advised to all masters to refuse directions from pilots that could lead to any allision to this fragile dock.
Should you have any question about this or any other matter, please don’t hesitate on contacting us.

Increasing Ignition during loading of petcoke at the port of Amuay

We´ve recently noticed that the number of cases of ignition of petcoke on board at the port of Amuay has increased with the subsequent risk to the safety on board.

New currency exchange system introduced by the government with the exchange agreement N°35

With the new economic announcements by the government and the exchange agreement N°35 enforced since March 9th, two rate of exchange are now applicable for all transactions involving foreign currency locally. 

General advice regarding Loading of coal at Venezuela

As per recent monitoring, the loading of coal at Maracaibo is presenting issues relative to discrepancy between ship/shore figures but also cargo issues for not complying with the IMSBC code.

General advice for ship´s loading DRI A (HBI) at Orinoco River

Since the reactivation of Palua´s and San felix´s (Orinoco river) HBI plants that has increased significantly the shipments of the mentioned cargo, risks have increased for which we´ve prepared this circular including some precautionary measures and advice for all vessels calling locally to take into consideration.

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