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    Chinese Ports

    The current situation at main Chinese iron ore ports.

    Sea pilot service has been suspended at the Port of Qingdao due to strong wind and heavy rainfalls; marine operations at Taicang port anchorage have been recommenced after recent anchorage closure; Bayuquan, Dalian, Tianjin, Jingtang, Caofeidian, Rizhao, Lanshan, Lianyungang, Shanghai, Nantong, Beilun, Zhoushan, Xiamen, Kemen Huangpu, Zhanjiang and Fangcheng ports remain fully operational with no closures pending.

    For more information:
    Wilhelmsen Shanghai at (+86) 21 6086 3888

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    Filipino Ports

    Reminder on strict implementation of visa requirements for passengers and crew of vessels incoming to Philippines, recently announced by the Department of Justice.

    Filipino visaed crew/passenger list must to be secured from consulate’s offices at foreign ports and submitted to Immigration Department in Philippines at least 48 hours before vessel’s arrival at first Filipino port. Failure to comply with new visa requirements will result in USD 1000 fine per crew member/passenger.

    Filipino Immigration has announced the list of heighten risk Nations, which are subject for derogatory clearance prior issuance of Visaed Crew List in the Philippines: Afghan, Algerian, Australian, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Indian, Indonesian, Iranian, Iraqi, Jordanian, Lebanese, Libyan, Malaysian, Moroccan, North Korean, Pakistani, Saudi, Somali, Sudanese, Syrian, Turkish and Yemeni.

    Furthermore, the Authorities have published the list of restricted nations: Albanian, Armenian, Azerbaijani, Belarusian, Bosnian, Cuban, East Timorese, Egyptian, Georgian, Hongkong, Macedonian, Moldovan, Naurans, Nigerian, Palestinian, Stateless, Serbian, Montenegrin, Sri Lankan, Sierra Leonean, Taiwanese, Tongan, Ukrainian.