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Port Calls and Shipping

Travel Information

Contact: Kathy Bass at (979) 845-3205 or kebass@tamus.edu


Information for All Participants

Expedition 356: Indonesian Throughflow

Portcall: 31 July 2015, Fremantle, Australia

Expedition 359: Maldives Monsoon and Sea Level

Portcall: 30 September 2015, Darwin, Australia
  • General information (PDF)
  • Port call reconnaissance (PDF)
  • Darwin hotel information:
  • Colombo hotel information:
    • Cinnamon Grand Colombo (PDF)
      77 Galle Road, Colombo 03, Sri Lanka
    • The group rate per room is $130 per night plus 26.88% tax for a total of $165.00 nightly. The rate is also inclusive of the following:
      • Broadband Internet (Wi-Fi/ADSL Complimentary)
      • Tea/Coffee maker with daily supplies
      • Complimentary local newspaper placed in the room daily
      • 10% discount at the Angsana Spa
      • Same day laundering and dry cleaning facilities
      • Use of two swimming pools and two gymnasiums
      • Hospitality Lounge available for guests who wish to check out early
      • 24 hour Room Service
    • Booking instructions for science party only: Reservations must be booked individually by contacting Isuru Amarasinghe, Assistant Sales Manager. Please complete the reservation request form and send via email to isurua@Cinnamonhotels.com and CC: kebass@tamus.edu. The deadline for obtaining our group rate is October 5, 2015.

For IODP employees only

Travel authorization forms & policies

Staff Authorization Forms for IODP Expeditions

Expedition 356

Boarding in Fremantle, Australia, disembarking in Darwin, Australia (PDF)

Expedition 359

Boarding in Darwin, Australia, disembarking in Colombo, Sri Lanka (PDF)


Public Relations Events

Contact: Katerina Petronotis at (979) 862-1410 or petronotis@iodp.tamu.edu


Shipping

Contact: Sandy Dillard at (979) 845-5780 or dillard@iodp.tamu.edu

Expedition 359
Maldives Monsoon and Sea Level

SURFACE freight cutoff dates

  • Surface freight shipping deadlines have passed.

AIR freight cutoff dates

  • September 7, 2015, 5 p.m., all air freight information must be received by Sandy or Tyrone in the shipping/receiving office. Information should include item description, value, and any special handling requirements.
  • September 14, 2015, 1 p.m., air hazardous freight must be in the shipping/receiving area. Information should include item description, value, and any special handling requirements. (If the item is “Hazardous,” provide a copy of the MSDS if it is not already on file.)
  • September 21, 2015, 1 p.m., all other air freight must be in the shipping/receiving area. Final shipping papers will be printed for items already physically there and no additions can be made once the papers have been generated.

Expedition 360
SW Indian Ridge Lower Crust and Moho

Note Air freight shipping dates are earlier than usual due to the Thanksgiving holiday. Please plan accordingly and send air freight to the shipping/receiving area as early as possible.

SURFACE freight cutoff dates

  • September 9, 2015, 5 p.m., all surface freight information must be received by Sandy or Tyrone in the shipping/receiving office. Information should include item description, value, and any special handling requirements.
  • September 16, 2015, 1 p.m., surface hazardous freight must be in the shipping/receiving area. Information should include item description, value, and any special handling requirements. (If the item is “Hazardous,” provide a copy of the MSDS if it is not already on file.)
  • September 30, 2015, 1 p.m., all other surface freight must be in the shipping/receiving area. Final shipping papers will be printed for items already physically there and no additions can be made once the papers have been generated.

AIR freight cutoff dates

  • November 3, 2015, 5 p.m., all air freight information must be received by Sandy or Tyrone in the shipping/receiving office. Information should include item description, value, and any special handling requirements.
  • November 10, 2015, 1 p.m., air hazardous freight must be in the shipping/receiving area. Information should include item description, value, and any special handling requirements. (If the item is “Hazardous,” provide a copy of the MSDS if it is not already on file.)
  • November 17, 2015, 1 p.m., all other air freight must be in the shipping/receiving area. Final shipping papers will be printed for items already physically there and no additions can be made once the papers have been generated.