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07 April, 2021

Holiday Notice 'Golden Week Holiday (29th/Apr – 05th/May)' Japan 2021

Please be advised of the ‘Golden Week Holiday’ schedule for this year in Japan.


Apr.

28th (Wed) – Business day

29th (Thu) – Holiday

30th (Fri) - Business day


May.

01st (Sat) – Weekend

02nd (Sun) – Weekend

03rd (Mon) – Holiday

04th (Tue) – Holiday

05th (Wed) – Holiday

06th (Thu) – Business day

07th (Fri) – Business day

08th (Sat) – Weekend

09th (Sun) – Weekend

10th (Mon) - Business day

 

NOTE

Local private companies such as repairer, supplier, etc. will also close their offices during the holiday as per their company regulation.

(Some companies may close office during 29th/Apr-09th/May and any new request shall not be available during the period.)

So, we highly recommend your good vessel/office to contact necessary vendors well in advance before the coming this consecutive holiday for safe arrangements.

 

If your good vessel expected to call Japan during this period, please let us know well in advance for our standby and timely co-ordination of the port call.

FYG, Following points which we must clear in advance to receive port entry permission from port authorities.

 

AA) SHIP'S SECURITY REPORT TO JAPAN COAST GUARD (JCG)

Must submit 24hrs before ship's entry to port.

 

BB) SHIP'S FINANCIAL REPORT TO TRANSPORT BUREAU

Must submit by 1200LT of one day before ship's ETA date (excluding Sat. & Sun. & Holiday)

 

Example:

IF SHIP'S ETA ON            MUST APPLY BY 1200LT ON

----------------                      -----------------------

29th/Apr (Thu)                   28th/Apr(Wed)

30th/Apr(Fri)                      28th/Apr(Wed)

01st/May(Sat)                    30th/Apr(Fri)

02nd/May(Sun)                  30th/Apr(Fri)

03rd/May(Mon)                  30th/Apr(Fri)

04th/May(Tue)                   30th/Apr(Fri)

05th/May(Wed)                  30th/Apr(Fri)

06th/May(Thu)                   30th/Apr(Fri)

07th/May(Fri)                    06th/May(Thu)

08th/May(Sat)                    07th/May(Fri)

09th/May(Sun)                   07th/May(Fri)

10th/May(Mon)                  07th/May(Fri)

 

In case we cannot lift sub yet by small matter while the limit for submit is getting close, please let owner/master prepare following documents so Inchcape can submit immediately once her sub lift. (Inchcape needs owner/operator permission to start contacting Master.)

 

1. SHIP'S REGISTRY
2. TONNAGE CERTIFICATE (INCLUDING PAGE WHICH SHOWS RGT)
3. P&I CERTIFICATE (ALL PAGES)

4. International Convention on Civil Liability for Oil Pollution Damage(CLC), if any

5. International Convention on Civil Liability for Bunker Oil Pollution Damage (BC)

      **Issued from flag state country(not the blue card issued by P&I club)

6. Nairobi International Convention on the Removal of Wrecks (WRC)

      **Issued from flag state country(not the blue card issued by P&I club)

7. Ship sanitation control exemption certificate

8. ARRIVAL CREW LIST WITH ATTACHED FORMAT
9. VOYAGE MEMO (LIST OF PORT CALL)
10. PRE-ARRIVAL PROCEDURE FORMAT
11. PRESENT ETA

 

CC) MDPC/HNS CERTIFICATE (for OIL shipment)

Depending on ship’s cargo and calling port, we need to obtain HNS certificate or MDPC certificate.

To obtain valid certificate safely with basic fee, application & remittance has to be completed 2 bank business days before ship’s arrival (excluding Sat/Sun/Holiday).

 

For vessel carrying DPP/CPP : Has to apply before ship's entry into port.

                          *Need to pay MDPC/HNS fee 2 bank business day before her ETA.

For loading vessel      : Has to apply before ship's unberthing

                          *Need to pay MDPC/HNS fee 2 bank business day before her ETD.

 

Example:

IF SHIP'S ETA ON            MUST PAY HNS FEE BY 1200LT ON

----------------                      -----------------------

29th/Apr(Thu)                    27th/Apr(Tue)

30th/Apr(Fri)                      27th/Apr(Tue)

01st/May(Sat)                    28th/Apr(Wed)

02nd/May(Sun)                  28th/Apr(Wed)

03rd/May(Mon)                  28th/Apr(Wed)

04th/May(Tue)                   28th/Apr(Wed)

05th/May(Wed)                  28th/Apr(Wed)

06th/May(Thu)                   28th/Apr(Wed)

 

Are able to apply 1 day before, but MDPC/HNS office will charge additional 50%.

Considering above AA) - CC), we highly appreciate your kind cooperation to advise us the shipment information (even if it is tentative one) in detail (ship's name, port, ETA, cargo, etc.) at least by 27th/Apr for our safe preparation.

Thank you very much for your kind attention to this matter.

Should you have any query on this, please get in touch with Japan office through AllISSTokyoOPS@iss-shipping.com. We are very much willing to assist your good ships even during the holiday week.