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Bunkering, Ports & Terminals — By on May 21, 2012 at 7:09 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • India, Kandla – Prohibition of use of Thoraya satellite phone in India
  • Australia, Sydney – Passenger Movement Charge or PMC increased
  • Bunker Update – 21/05/12

DATE: May 21, 2012 – COUNTRY: India  – PORT: Kandla – Prohibition of use of Thoraya satellite phone in India

This is to inform that Thoraya satellite phone is prohibited for use in India and any vessel arriving at Kandla having the above phone should disclose the same to the Customs and Police Authorities and also the phone should not be used while the vessel is in India. The use of phone in spite of the prohibition shall constitute a criminal offence.

For more info, pls contact Sankar Narayanan V.B, Phone: +91-484-266 8372 Source: Immigration Department, Kandla

DATE: May 21, 2012 – COUNTRY: Australia – PORT: Sydney Passenger  – Movement Charge or PMC increased

Pls be informed the charge for “Passenger Movement Charge” or PMC is increasing from A$47 per pax to A$55 per pax from July 1 2012.

PMC is charged to cruise ship operators for each passenger on board on departure from Australia. Crew and passengers who have been in Australia for less than 48 hours (ie deemed in transit) are exempt

This rate will be maintained for 12 monmths after which it will be increased annually based on CPI increases.

For more info, pls contact Scott Henderson, scott.henderson@gac.com

Source: Australian Customs and Border Protection Service

DATE: May 21, 2012 – Bunker Update: 21/05/12

Middle East

  • Qatar IFO380:  0 IFO180:  0 MDO: 0 MGO: 945
  • Salalah IFO380:  763 IFO180: 803 MDO: 0 MGO: 1180

Indian Subcontinent

  • Mumbai IFO380:  685.5 IFO180:  694.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 1091

Egypt & Mediterranean

  • Istanbul IFO380:  680.5 IFO180:  704.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 1024.5
  • Malta LS  IFO380:  728.5 IFO180:  755.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 0

Europe & Africa

  • Durban IFO380:  0 IFO180:  679.5 MDO: 1104.5 MGO: 0

 Americas

  • Rio de Janeiro  IFO380:  680.5 IFO180: 704 MDO: 0 MGO: 1005

Asia Pacific

  • Busan IFO380:  670 IFO180:  680 MDO: 1030 MGO: 980
  • Hong Kong IFO380:  686 IFO180:  695 MDO: 1034 MGO: 949.5
  • Kaohsiung IFO380: 718 IFO180:  728 MDO: 1040 MGO: 998
  • Shanghai IFO380:  698 IFO180: 712 MDO: 0 MGO: 1081
  • Singapore IFO380: 676.5 IFO180:  684.5 MDO: 1020 MGO: 974.5

For any questions relating to the above or any otherbunkering matters, contact GAC Bunker Fuels on Tel +44-20-8749 7355 (24 hours) or by e-mail: bunker.gb@gac.com bunker.ae@gac.com bunker.sa@gac.com bunker.sg@gac.com bunker.eg@gac.com

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