HOT Port News from GAC

Bunkering, Ports & Terminals — By on November 29, 2012 at 7:06 PM

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

  • United Kingdom, all ports – Expected rise in pilotage tariffs
  • United States, Los Angeles, California – Clerical workers’ strike shuts terminals
  • Australia, Port Kembla – Mine supervisors’ strike to end
  • Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 29/11/12 

DATE: November 29, 2012 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PORT: all ports Expected rise in pilotage tariffs 

Due to a deficit in the national Pilots’ Pension Fund, there will be an extra increase in pilotage charges at most UK ports in 2013.
The percentage rise in additon to the expected increase in tariffs will vary from port to port, depending on how busy they are. The average rise is expected to be approximately 10%.
For information about operations in the UK contact GAC UK at uk@gac.com

DATE: November 29, 2012 COUNTRY: United States PORT: Los Angeles, California Clerical workers’ strike shuts terminals 

A strike by clerical staff brought terminals at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to a halt yesterday (28 November) after other workers refused to cross picket lines.
According to local reports, seven of the eight terminals at the Port of Los Angeles were shut down by the action, along with three of the six terminals at Long Beach.
Longshore clerks at the ports are in a dispute with terminal operators over staffing issues.
The strike is the largest shutdown at the combined ports since 2002.
For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

DATE: November 29, 2012 COUNTRY: Australia PORT: Port Kembla Mine supervisors’ strike to end

According to local reports, the two-week strike by supervisors at Illawarra Coal’s Appin Mine (a subsidiary of BHPB) will end tomorrow Friday (30 November).
For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

DATE: November 29, 2012 Bunker Update: MARKET PRICE UPDATE 29/11/12

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert MARKET PRICE UPDATE 29/11/12
180 CST   380 CST   MGO       MDO
Aberdeen               0         0         1, 003.00  0
Aden                   750.00    0         1, 204.00  0
Alexandria             0         0         0         0
Amsterdam              601.00    577.00    914.00    0
Antwerp                612.00    582.00    929.00    0
Aqaba                  0         0         1, 050.00  0
Bahrain                0         0         1, 065.00  0
Barrow                 0         0         1, 013.00  0
Busan                  647.00    635.00    965.00    955.00
Cape Town              659.00    0         1, 003.00  0
Colombo                755.00    700.00    1, 115.00  0
Dubai                  620.00    610.00    870.00    0
Durban                 627.00    0         1, 118.00  0
Falmouth               676.00    620.00    987.00    0
Fawley                 0         0         1, 067.00  0
Felixstowe             0         0         1, 059.00  0
Fujairah               620.00    600.00    1, 020.00  0
Gibraltar              683.50    648.50    982.50    0
Grangemouth            0         0         1, 031.00  0
Harwich                0         0         1, 038.00  0
Hong Kong              634.50    623.50    963.50    958.50
Houston                673.00    602.00    1, 020.00  0
Immingham              0         0         978.00    0
Invergordon            0         0         1, 040.00  0
Istanbul               636.50    616.50    985.50    0
Jeddah                 725.00    715.00    1, 175.00  0
Kaohsiung              660.00    650.00    1, 003.00  988.00
Kuwait                 615.00    604.00    0         994.00
Leith                  0         0         1, 038.00  0
Malta                  699.50    669.50    959.50    0
Mersey                 0         0         1, 003.00  0
Milford Haven          0         0         1, 031.71  0
Mumbai                 642.50    631.50    1, 067.50  0
New York & New Jersey  642.00    612.00    1, 030.00  0
Newport                0         0         1, 076.00  0
Nigg Bay               0         0         1, 040.00  0
Panama                 715.00    650.00    1, 050.00  0
Piraeus                680.50    650.50    963.50    0
Plymouth               0         0         1, 079.00  0
Port Said              0         0         0         0
Qatar                  0         0         910.00    0
Ramsgate               0         0         1, 059.00  0
Rio de Janeiro         620.00    596.50    1, 005.00  0
Rotterdam              609.00    585.00    922.00    0
Salalah                710.00    670.00    1, 110.00  0
Shanghai               657.50    637.50    1, 063.50  0
Sharjah                620.00    610.00    870.00    0
Sheerness              0         0         1, 059.00  0
Singapore              611.00    603.00    919.00    0
St Petersburg          571.50    556.50    0         0
Suez                   0         0         0         0
Tees                   0         0         1, 037.00  0
Thames                 0         0         1, 024.00  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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