HOT PORT NEWS from GAC

Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather — By on January 17, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Indonesia, Jakarta – Serious flooding in Jakarta
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Slurry Pipe Tray Protection Works
* Turkey, Turkish Straits – Straits traffic disrupted by bad weather
* Chile, Antofagasta – Terminal workers still on strike
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 17/01/13

DATE: January 17, 2013 -COUNTRY: Indonesia PORT: Jakarta – Serious flooding in Jakarta

Due to serious flooding in Jakarta, permit applications may be affected due to the fact that the city’s authorities are unable to work.

Owners/operators with vessels bound for Indonesia are therefore urged to send their notices to PT Andhika GAC Indonesia well in advance of arrival.

For information about operations at Indonesian ports, contact Andhika GAC Indonesia at shipping.indonesia@gac.com

DATE: January 17, 2013 COUNTRY: Hong Kong PORT: Hong Kong – Slurry Pipe Tray Protection Works

For approximately 6 months, slurry pipe protection works will be carried out [at Lung Kwu Tan] in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 23.088’N / 113 deg. 55.254’E
(B) 22 deg. 23.090’N / 113 deg. 55.240’E
(C) 22 deg. 23.272’N / 113 deg. 55.219’E
(D) 22 deg. 23.276’N / 113 deg. 55.235’E

The works will be carried out by one derrick lighter and one tug.

A working area of approximately 15 metres around the derrick lighter will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the derrick
lighter.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No work will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.7 of  2013

DATE: January 17, 2013 COUNTRY: Turkey PORT: Turkish Straits – Straits traffic disrupted by bad weather

Bad weather (gale warning, rain, heavy seas) disrupted traffic in the Turkish Straits this morning (17 January).

Pilotage in the Canakkale Straits was suspended for all vessels at 0445
hours local time, though it resumed for northbound vessels in the
Dardanelles at 1100 hours local time.

Pilotage in the Istanbul Strait was suspended for tankers with a LOA over
150 and 200 at 0500 hours local time.

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC
Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

DATE: January 17, 2013 COUNTRY: Chile PORT: Antofagasta  – workers still on strike

Port workers of Antofagasta Terminal International (ATI) are today continuing the indefinitive strike which began at 1500 hours on Monday (14 January).

(For information about operations in Chile contact the GAC Americas Hub Agency Center at hub.us@gac.com)

Source: Ultramar Agencies Maritima – GAC agent

DATE: January 17, 2013 Bunker Update: – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 17/01/13

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 17/01/13

180 CST   380 CST   MGO       MDO

Aberdeen               0         0         0         0
Aden                   725.00    0         1, 110.00  0
Alexandria             720.00    710.00    1, 170.00  0
Amsterdam              625.00    600.00    924.00    0
Antwerp                639.00    609.00    949.00    0
Aqaba                  0         0         1, 060.00  0
Bahrain                0         0         1, 068.00  0
Barrow                 0         0         0         0
Busan                  660.00    645.00    980.00    970.00
Cape Town              659.00    0         1, 087.00  0
Colombo                730.00    705.00    1, 120.00  0
Dubai                  640.00    625.00    850.00    0
Durban                 634.00    0         1, 106.00  0
Falmouth               692.00    643.00    995.00    0
Fawley                 0         0         0         0
Felixstowe             0         0         0         0
Fujairah               645.00    617.00    1, 010.00  0
Gibraltar              716.50    679.50    1, 005.50  0
Grangemouth            0         0         0         0
Harwich                0         0         0         0
Hong Kong              643.50    639.00    959.00    954.00
Houston                725.00    630.00    1, 010.00  0
Immingham              0         0         0         0
Invergordon            0         0         0         0
Istanbul               667.50    645.50    1, 015.50  0
Jeddah                 705.00    690.00    1, 090.00  0
Kaohsiung              666.00    659.00    1, 009.00  994.00
Kuwait                 618.50    613.50    0         984.00
Leith                  0         0         0         0
Malta                  712.50    686.50    980.50    0
Mersey                 0         0         0         0
Milford Haven          0         0         0         0
Mumbai                 651.50    646.50    1, 059.00  0
New York & New Jersey  665.00    635.00    1, 050.00  0
Newport                0         0         0         0
Nigg Bay               0         0         0         0
Panama                 734.00    641.00    1, 050.00  0
Piraeus                729.50    701.50    993.50    0
Plymouth               0         0         0         0
Port Said              710.00    685.00    1, 095.00  0
Qatar                  0         0         925.00    0
Ramsgate               0         0         0         0
Rio de Janeiro         649.00    625.00    1, 020.00  0
Rotterdam              633.00    608.00    932.00    0
Salalah                697.00    657.00    1, 175.00  0
Shanghai               671.50    653.50    1, 069.00  0
Sharjah                640.00    625.00    850.00    0
Sheerness              0         0         0         0
Singapore              637.00    632.00    936.00    0
St Petersburg          583.50    568.50    0         0
Suez                   695.00    680.00    1, 090.00  0
Tees                   0         0         0         0
Thames                 0         0         0         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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