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Bunkering, Ports & Terminals — By on October 8, 2012 at 8:34 PM

Your daily news service from ports around the world.
In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Singapore, Singapore – West Jurong Channel soil investigation
  • Australia, all ports – Change of clocks to summer time
  • Chile, all ports – Stevedores end strikes
  • Ecuador, all ports – Public services to close for holiday
  • Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 08/10/2012 

DATE: October 08, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore West Jurong Channel soil investigation

Soil investigation works will be carried out in the West Jurong Channel from 9 October to 25 November.
According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.143 of 2012, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – at the following marine borehole co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum): PCBH 01) 1° 17.170’N / 103° 40.476’E PCBH 02) 1° 17.366’N / 103° 40.478’E PCBH 03) 1° 17.482’N / 103° 40.596’E PCBH 04) 1° 17.593’N / 103° 40.720’E PCBH 05) 1° 17.681’N / 103° 40.851’E PCBH 06) 1° 17.805’N / 103° 40.962’E
Soil investigation works will be carried out by means of borehole drilling using jack-up barge. The jack-up barge, with tug boats in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 30 meters radius centered at the barge.
Tugboats will be used for shifting the barges from one borehole location to another.
A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft of the project work.
Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.
When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to: (a) Keep well clear and not to enter the safety zone of the barge; (b) Maintain a proper lookout; (c) Proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution; (d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 22 (Jurong Control); and (e) Communicate with Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if required.
For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

DATE: October 08, 2012 COUNTRY: Australia PORT: all ports Change of clocks to summer time

Some States in Eastern Australia advanced their clocks by one hour yesterday (Sunday 7 October) to observe Summer Time.
NEW SOUTH WALES: Clocks advanced to GMT +11
VICTORIA: Clocks advanced to GMT +11
TASMANIA: Clocks advanced to GMT +11
SOUTH AUSTRALIA: Clocks advanced to GMT +10.5
Daylight Saving time is not observed in the following states where time will remain the same:
QUEENSLAND: Clocks remain at GMT +10
NORTHERN TERRITORY: Clocks remain at GMT +9.5
WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Clocks remain at GMT +8
For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

DATE: October 08, 2012 COUNTRY: Chile PORT: all ports Stevedores end strikes

Stevedores in the 8th Region (Port of Lirquen, San Vicente, Coronel, Penco and CAP Pier-South Berth) have ended their strike which started on 2 October.
Meanwhile, the stevedores’ strike which started at San Antonio Port on 24 September has also come to an end.
All access to the ports and loading/discharge operations have been resumed.
(For information about operations in Chile contact the GAC Hub Agency Centre at hub.us@gac.com)
Source: Ultramar Maritime Agencia – GAC network agent

 DATE: October 08, 2012 COUNTRY: Ecuador PORT: all ports Public services to close for holiday

Thursday, 12 October, is a National Holiday in Ecuador, and most public services will be closed. Ports and terminals, however, will work normally.
(For further information, please contact the GAC Houston Hub Agency Centre at hub.us@gac.com)
Source: Ultrmar Network Ecuador – GAC network agent

DATE: October 08, 2012 Bunker Update: MARKET PRICE UPDATE 08/10/2012

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert MARKET PRICE UPDATE 08/10/2012
180 CST   380 CST   MGO       MDO
Aden                   770.00    0         1, 245.00  0
Alexandria             735.00    720.00    1, 170.00  0
Aqaba                  0         753.00    1, 070.00  0
Bahrain                0         700.00    1, 090.00  0
Busan                  685.00    670.00    995.00    985.00
Cape Town              697.00    0         1, 053.00  0
Colombo                800.00    750.00    1, 160.00  0
Dubai                  670.00    650.00    1, 000.00  0
Durban                 669.00    0         1, 128.00  0
Falmouth               748.50    716.50    1, 037.50  0
Fujairah               655.00    635.00    1, 035.00  0
Gibraltar              729.50    694.50    1, 018.50  0
Hong Kong              672.50    660.50    992.50    989.50
Houston                680.00    620.00    1, 050.00  0
Istanbul               666.50    640.50    1, 017.50  0
Jeddah                 710.00    690.00    1, 085.00  0
Kaohsiung              699.00    687.00    1, 023.00  1, 008.00
Kuwait                 655.50    643.00    0         1, 014.00
Malta                  764.50    734.50    988.50    0
Mumbai                 672.00    659.50    1, 097.50  0
New York & New Jersey  655.00    625.00    1, 020.00  0
Panama                 680.00    640.00    1, 040.00  0
Port Said              730.00    715.00    1, 130.00  0
Qatar                  0         0         930.00    0
Rio de Janeiro         647.00    623.50    1, 035.00  0
Rotterdam              696.50    671.50    0         0
Salalah                720.00    680.00    1, 170.00  0
Shanghai               705.50    689.50    1, 081.00  0
Sharjah                670.00    650.00    1, 000.00  0
Singapore              663.00    652.50    982.50    977.50
St Petersburg          565.50    555.50    0         0
Suez                   720.00    722.00    1, 125.00  0

Present in seven locations worldwide, GAC Bunker Fuels, part of the GAC group, is a global broker and trader of marine fuels and lubricants.
The prices listed are for indication purposes only, and local offices should be approached directly for firm prices.
Middle East & Africa: bunker.ae@gac.com Europe:  bunker.gb@gac.com Egypt & Mediterranean: bunker.eg@gac.com Americas: bunker.us@gac.com Asia Pacific:  bunker.sg@gac.com Indian Subcontinent:   bunker.sl@gac.com
Contact Martyn McMahon on +971 566032534 or Martyn.mcmahon@gac.com quoting HPN for more information or with your bunker enquiry.

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