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Bunkering, Ports & Terminals — By on November 5, 2012 at 10:43 PM

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

  • United States, New York, NewYork – Conditions at NY transportation facilities
  • United States, Port Newark, New York – Terminals to open for business
  • United States, New York, NewYork – Post-Sandy update (4 November)
  • Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 05/11/12 

 DATE: November 05, 2012 COUNTRY: United States PORT: New York, NewYork Conditions at NY transportation facilities

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reports the following update on conditions at its transportation facilities as of 11:30 [on 4 November].
AIRPORTS: All five airports, LaGuardia, JFK International, Newark Liberty International, Teterboro and Stewart International are fully operational with normal flight activity. AirTrain JFK service is fully operational. AirTrain Newark continues to operate at full service taking passengers to the NEC where they can take Amtrak (limited services) to Newark Penn Station and Philadelphia.
TUNNELS & BRIDGES: The Outerbridge Crossing, George Washington, Goethals, and Bayonne bridges and the Lincoln Tunnel are open. One lane of the south tube of the Holland Tunnel is open to bus commuters traveling eastbound from New Jersey to Manhattan from 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and westbound returning to New Jersey from 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
PATH: PATH rail service continues to be suspended. PATH engineers, staff and third party contractors are working around-the-clock with the goal of resuming partial service between New Jersey and New York as soon as safely possible.
PORT AUTHORITY BUS TERMINAL: Many carriers have returned to full service.
WORLD FINANCIAL FERRY TERMINAL: There is limited weekend ferry service, with more expanded service on weekdays. For specific details on locations and times, please visit nywaterway.com.
PORTS: The Elizabeth Port Authority Marine Terminal in Elizabeth opened today. Port Authority staff and our partners are working around the clock to continue ramping up to full service. Four cargo vessels will arrive at Maher Terminal and one cargo vessel will arrive at APM Terminal. Both Maher and APM had power restored Saturday. Recovery and cleanup efforts continue at the Port Authority’s other maritime facilities, which currently remain closed. Restoration of power by our utility providers is a primary requirement in getting all of the ports operational.
Port Authority staff and engineers remain on site at all Port Authority facilities to inspect conditions, assess damage, and perform repair work. For up-to-date information on our facilities, follow us on Twitter @PANYNJ. For further information for New York State, visit http://www.governor.ny.gov/stormwatch. For New Jersey, visit www.ready.nj.gov
(For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com)
Source: Port Authority of New York & New Jersey Press Release No.182-2012 dated 4 November 2012

DATE: November 05, 2012 COUNTRY: United States PORT: Port Newark, New York Terminals to open for business 

The Port Authority [of New York and New Jersey’s] Port Newark Container Terminal and Global Terminal in Jersey City will open for business on Monday morning [5 November], continuing the restoration of the region’s maritime business following the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.
Both Port Newark and Global will open their gates for truckers at 7am Monday. The first ship is expected to arrive at the Global Terminal at 7pm Monday. Port Newark Container Terminal also is expecting vessel traffic to resume Monday night.
Today, Port Elizabeth Terminal opened for business. Four cargo vessels were expected at Maher Terminal and one cargo vessel was expected at APM Terminal. Longshoremen were back to work and unloading cargo at approximately 8:00am today. Today’s shipments are expected to provide a wide array of products and materials to the area.
Restoration of power continues to be a key requirement in returning the port to full operations. All roadways are cleared for safe passage and PAPD will direct traffic for all port employees.
The port has faced unprecedented challenges as a result of Hurricane Sandy. The storm surge caused nearly four feet of water throughout the port. Round the clock cleanup efforts have repaired damaged roadways, hundreds of displaced shipping containers, fixed rail lines, damaged electrical systems and other port cargo.
Clean up of the port is continuing around the clock to ensure that all port partners are brought back to full operation. All employees should check with their respective employers for reporting to work assignments….
(For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com)
Source: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Press Release No.183-2012 dated 4 November 2012

 DATE: November 05, 2012 COUNTRY: United States PORT: New York, NewYork Post-Sandy update (4 November)

Below is a brief update of Port of New York issued at 1100 hours (local time on 4 November):
– Sandy Hook Pilots boarded approximately 10 vessels yesterday with a minimum of 14 more due to start in today. These vessels are both container ships and tankers providing vital cargo to the port. Several vessels are in transit from the Gulf to the region on Jones Act waivers and others are in the process of loading for ultimate delivery to the tri-state area.
– IMTT Terminal is online and receiving vessels.
– Kinder Morgan Terminal in Carteret, NJ is still receiving tug and barges and might possibly start to take in the first tankers today. All operations remain on a case by case basis and in conjunction with the terminal, USCG VTS and incident command for the oil spill cleanup operations which remain underway in the vicinity of the terminal.
– Staten Island Ferry has 2 additional slips open and are accepting walk on passengers.
– All Port Authority terminals plan to open their gates to truck traffic today in order to move cargo out of the facilities in order to make room for incoming vessels. Presently APM and Maher are receiving container ships today. Many of the other container facilities hope to be able to receive vessels by the end of today.  This will be determined on a case by case basis and in absolute coordination with the USCG VTS, Port Authority and container facilities.
For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

DATE: November 05, 2012 Bunker Update: MARKET PRICE UPDATE 05/11/12

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert MARKET PRICE UPDATE 05/11/12
180 CST   380 CST   MGO       MDO
Aberdeen               0         0         974.00    0
Aden                   735.00    0         1, 204.00  0
Alexandria             720.00    707.00    1, 200.00  0
Amsterdam              620.00    580.00    930.00    0
Antwerp                601.00    571.00    916.00    0
Aqaba                  0         0         1, 060.00  0
Bahrain                0         0         1, 042.00  0
Barrow                 0         0         984.00    0
Busan                  660.00    650.00    965.00    955.00
Cape Town              656.00    0         990.00    0
Colombo                785.00    725.00    1, 135.00  0
Dubai                  625.00    615.00    850.00    0
Durban                 635.00    0         1, 109.00  0
Falmouth               671.00    616.50    965.00    0
Fawley                 0         0         1, 040.00  0
Felixstowe             0         0         1, 041.00  0
Fujairah               620.00    600.00    1, 020.00  0
Gibraltar              709.50    679.50    998.50    0
Grangemouth            0         0         1, 011.00  0
Harwich                0         0         1, 011.00  0
Hong Kong              639.50    624.50    959.50    957.50
Houston                662.00    592.00    1, 005.00  0
Immingham              0         0         951.00    0
Invergordon            0         0         1, 013.00  0
Istanbul               654.50    634.50    1, 005.50  0
Jeddah                 715.00    700.00    1, 085.00  0
Kaohsiung              663.00    653.00    997.00    982.00
Kuwait                 623.00    611.50    0         999.50
Leith                  0         0         1, 019.00  0
Malta                  719.50    700.50    972.50    0
Mersey                 0         0         975.00    0
Milford Haven          0         0         1, 008.35  0
Mumbai                 648.00    636.50    1, 072.00  0
New York & New Jersey  662.00    628.00    990.00    0
Newport                0         0         1, 045.00  0
Nigg Bay               0         0         1, 013.00  0
Panama                 695.00    630.00    1, 050.00  0
Piraeus                713.50    684.50    979.50    0
Plymouth               0         0         1, 042.00  0
Port Said              725.00    715.00    1, 250.00  0
Qatar                  0         0         925.00    0
Ramsgate               0         0         1, 041.00  0
Rio de Janeiro         634.00    610.50    1, 020.00  0
Rotterdam              602.50    577.50    911.50    0
Salalah                682.00    642.00    1, 110.00  0
Shanghai               661.50    643.50    1, 065.50  0
Sharjah                625.00    615.00    850.00    0
Sheerness              0         0         1, 041.00  0
Singapore              600.00    590.00    905.00    0
St Petersburg          580.50    565.50    0         0
Suez                   725.00    715.00    1, 150.00  0
Tees                   0         0         1, 009.00  0
Thames                 0         0         997.00    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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