Ebola outbreak and local measures in Venezuela


In light of the Ebola outbreak in west Africa and the increase of preventive measure taken by local governments and sanitary authorities, here we include a summary of the measures taken by the Venezuelan government.
 
So far, the only restriction taken by the Venezuelan government is to forbade all flights to/from Africa and mainly to west Africa, no restrictions has been placed for maritime traffic up to date. According to the press note below, the only measure related to our business taken by our government is the reinforcement of the doors and windows of the sanitary offices inside the ports:
 
http://www.eluniversal.com/vida/140811/venezuela-se-prepara-ante-brote-de-ebola-en-africa
 
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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