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Bunkering, Ports & Terminals — By on July 20, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United Kingdom, all ports – New drafts at Coryton and Vopak * Angola, Girassol FPSO – Force Majeure declaration at Girassol Terminal * United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah – Saqr Port working hours during Ramadan * Hong Kong, all ports – Tropical Cyclone Warning: 20 July 2012 * Australia, Port Kembla – Increase in Berth cost * Bunker Update – GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 20/07/12

DATE: July 20, 2012 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PORT: all ports New drafts at Coryton and Vopak

Please note below new drafts at Coryton and Vopak respectively.

Vopak J1 – 10.5m Vopak J2 – 10.5m Vopak J3 – 7.3 m

Coryton No1 – 8.50m Coryton No3 – 12.00m Coryton No4 – 13.40m Coryton No5 – 11.70m

For information about operations in the UK, contact GAC UK at uk@gac.com

DATE: July 20, 2012 – COUNTRY: Angola – PORT: Girassol – FPSO Force Majeure declaration at Girassol Terminal 

According to TOTAL E&P Angola, a gas leak was discovered on the turbo-compressor A 2” purge line connected to the LP flare network on 16th July (Monday) at 3.15am.

Following investigation it has been impossible to safely start turbo-compressors A & B and consequently to resume production ramp-up. In order to repair the leak, the Terminal has to completely stop production.

In light of this event, Total E&P Angola, Operator of Girassol Terminal, is forced to declare Force Majeure at the Terminal.

It is not known at this point of time the duration of this force majeure event and the extent of its impact on forthcoming lifting dates.

For information about operations in Angola, contact GAC Angola at angola@gac.com Source: TOTAL E&P Angola

DATE: July 20, 2012 – COUNTRY: United Arab Emirates – PORT: Ras Al Khaimah Saqr-  Port working hours during Ramadan

The Ramadan fasting period is expected to start around 20th July 2012 (today) or day later in sighting of moon.

During the month of Ramadan, the working hours of Saqr Port will be as follows:

Saturday to Thursday: 0700 hrs to 1900 hrs (standard rates) Saturday to Thursday: 1900 hrs to 0700 hrs (overtime rates) Friday: 24 hrs (overtime rates)

During this period Immigration and Customs will be working 24 hrs. However, slow work is expected and only skeleton staff will remain in office at the time of fasting/breaking.

GAC Ras Al Khaimah offices will maintain official working hours from 0830 hrs to 1430 hrs during the month of Ramadan. However skeleton staff will remain in office beyond official timings to attend to urgent operational matters and all key staff can be contacted though their mobile phones during said period.

For information about operations in Ras Al Khaimah, contact GAC Ras Al Khaimah at rasalkhaimah@gac.com Source: Saqr Port Authority

DATE: July 20, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT: all ports Tropical Cyclone Warning: 20 July 2012

The Hong Kong Observatory sent out a Tropical Cyclone warning today (20 July) at 14 HKT.

A Tropical Depression is expected at position 18.1 N, 123.1 E, about 1040 km east-southeast of Hong Kong. The maximum sustained wind near centre is 45 km/h.

For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at hongkong@gac.com Source: Hong Kong Observatory

DATE: July 20, 2012 – COUNTRY: Australia  – PORT: Port Kembla – Increase in Berth cost

The Coal Terminal has increased their berthage cost (Utility Charge) by AUSD10 from AUSAD340 to AUSD350 per ship call effective 1st July.

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gacworld.com

DATE: July 20, 2012 – Bunker Update: GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 20/07/12

Middle East

  • Qatar IFO380:  0 IFO180:  0 MDO: 0 MGO: 900
  • Salalah  IFO380:  674 IFO180: 714 MDO: 0 MGO: 1075

Indian Subcontinent

  • Mumbai IFO380:  641.5 IFO180:  655.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 1085

Egypt & Mediterranean

  • Istanbul  IFO380:  629.5 IFO180:  654.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 950.5
  • Malta LS IFO380:  722.5 IFO180:  755.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 0

Europe & Africa

  • Durban IFO380:  0 IFO180:  649.5 MDO: 1125.5 MGO: 0

Americas

  • Rio de Janeiro IFO380:  645.5 IFO180: 669 MDO: 0 MGO: 970

Asia Pacific

  • Busan IFO380:  637 IFO180:  650 MDO: 915 MGO: 925
  • Hong Kong  IFO380:  644.5 IFO180: 656.5 MDO: 922.5 MGO: 925.5
  • Kaohsiung IFO380:  673 IFO180:  685 MDO: 955 MGO: 970
  • Shanghai IFO380:  634.5 IFO180: 646.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 1044.5
  • Singapore IFO380: 636 IFO180:  648 MDO: 956.5 MGO: 961.5

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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