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.

UnionĀ“s syndicates might kidnap vessels at Puerto Ordaz

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Breakup of diplomatic and commercial ties between Venezuela and Panama

On March 5th 2014, the president of Venezuela decided to break up both diplomatic and commercial ties with Panama creating an atmosphere of distrust has between both countries without affecting the maritime trade so far.

Street riots and protests affecting the maritime activities

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Potential shortages of pet coke during loading at Jose Terminal

We´ve noted an increase of shortages on shipments of Pet coke cargoes loaded at Jose Terminal because of the water content not taken into account during loading and by shore scales.

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