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Bunkering, Ports & Terminals — By on October 22, 2012 at 11:52 PM

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

  • United Kingdom, Newport (Gwent) – Petroleum berth maintenance closure
  • Qatar, Doha – Port working hours during Eid AlAdha Dhul Haja
  • Egypt, Suez Canal – Container ships transit fees
  • Panama, Colon – Demonstrations & disruption to continue and escalate
  • Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 22/10/12

DATE: October 22, 2012 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PORT: Newport (Gwent) Petroleum berth maintenance closure

The Petroleum berth at Newport, Cattedown Wharves, will be closed for essential maintenance (installation of new hydraulic hoses) as follows: – Mon 5 November: 1200–1630 hours – Tue 6 November: 0830–1630 hours – Wed 7 November: 0830–1600 hours
For information about operations in the UK contact GAC UK at uk@gac.com

DATE: October 22, 2012 COUNTRY: Qatar PORT: Doha Port working hours during Eid AlAdha Dhul Haja

Doha Port has advised working hours for the coming Eid AlAdha Dhul Haja, as follows:
Friday, 26 October – First Day of Eid. Work (vessels’ operations, delivery, receiving, vessels’ maneuvering, etc.) to stop completely.
The period from 25 October to 3 Novewmber will be considered as overtime, and the following working hours will apply:
1st Shift: 06:00-14:00 (Meal break from 11:30 to 12:30)
2nd Shift: 14:00-22:00 (Meal break from 18:00 to 19:00)
3rd Shift: 22:00-06:00 (No Breaks)
On Fridays, there will be a prayer time break from 11:00 to 14:00.
Pilotage (vessels mooring/unmooring) working hours: – Work to stop completely on first day of Eid – The remaining days will be as normal (24/7).
For information about operations in Qatar contact GAC Qatar at qatar@gac.com

DATE: October 22, 2012 COUNTRY: Egypt PORT: Suez Canal Container ships transit fees

Due to the interruption of work at Sukhna  port, and the fact that container ships are currently unable to unload their cargo at Sukhna and are obliged to transit the Suez Canal to discharge their cargo at any of the Egyptian Ports along to the Mediterranean, the Suez Canal Authority has decided that the above mentioned ships shall enjoy transit dues exemption on their return trip on the following conditions:
1- Ship master has to provide a statement of the number of containers coming to Sukhna port.
2- A certificate from the discharge port showing the number of containers that had been discharged and that Egypt is the destination of such containers and also showing the departure date of the container ship.
3- The container ship has to make a direct return to transit the Suez Canal southbound without carrying out any charging operations.
This circular takes effect from Oct. 22nd / 2012 and remains Valid until things get back to normal at Sukhna port.
(For information about operations in the Suez Canal contact GAC Egypt at suezcanal@gac.com)
Source: Suez Canal Circular No.1/2012

DATE: October 22, 2012 COUNTRY: Panama PORT: Colon Demonstrations & disruption to continue and escalate

Protestors have announced they will continue demonstrations, disruptions and closures of major highways and entrances to the City of Colon, Cristobal (Atlantic sector), on a much larger scale, from today (Monday 22 October).
So far, this has not affected port operations or Panama Canal traffic as pilots and personnel are being mobilised by the water during the road closures. However, the threat exists that there could be a collateral impact on port operations and/or Panama Canal traffic.
For security reasons, GAC-Wilford & McKay’s Cristobal Office is working with a skeleton staff. For any urgent matters please contact office staff on their mobile phones. Emails will be continuously monitored.
For information about operations in Panama contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.com

DATE: October 22, 2012 Bunker Update: MARKET PRICE UPDATE 22/10/12

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert MARKET PRICE UPDATE 22/10/12
180 CST   380 CST   MGO       MDO
Aden                   735.00    0         1, 204.00  0
Alexandria             778.00    720.00    1, 160.00  0
Aqaba                  0         753.00    1, 070.00  0
Bahrain                0         0         1, 096.00  0
Busan                  680.00    660.00    992.00    982.00
Cape Town              699.00    0         1, 049.00  0
Colombo                790.00    745.00    1, 150.00  0
Dubai                  655.00    640.00    875.00    0
Durban                 671.00    0         1, 121.00  0
Falmouth               735.50    700.50    1, 044.50  0
Fujairah               660.00    640.00    1, 040.00  0
Gibraltar              728.50    693.50    1, 041.50  0
Hong Kong              669.50    657.00    988.50    986.50
Houston                689.00    618.00    1, 049.00  0
Istanbul               673.50    658.50    1, 028.50  0
Jeddah                 725.00    710.00    1, 150.00  0
Kaohsiung              693.00    681.00    1, 025.00  1, 010.00
Kuwait                 649.50    636.50    0         1, 014.00
Malta                  754.50    729.50    1, 013.50  0
Mumbai                 673.50    660.50    1, 097.50  0
New York & New Jersey  656.00    626.00    1, 018.00  0
Panama                 689.00    639.00    1, 036.00  0
Port Said              740.00    719.00    1, 250.00  0
Qatar                  0         0         920.00    0
Rio de Janeiro         655.00    631.50    1, 056.00  0
Rotterdam              680.50    655.50    0         0
Salalah                710.00    670.00    1, 140.00  0
Shanghai               691.50    674.50    1, 070.50  0
Sharjah                655.00    640.00    875.00    0
Singapore              658.50    647.50    982.50    977.50
St Petersburg          570.50    555.50    0         0
Suez                   730.00    746.00    1, 170.00  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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