Hot Port news from GAC

Ports & Terminals — By on May 2, 2013 at 9:51 PM

GAClogo_cmykYour daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* India, all ports – GMB Bharuch Port Office opened
* Australia, Geraldton – Geraldton Port Berth 5 unavailable
* Mexico, Coatzacoalcos – Updates to tunnel installation works – fifth stage
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 02/05/13

DATE: May 02, 2013
COUNTRY: India
PORT: all ports
GMB Bharuch Port Office opened

According to a circular from Gujarat Maritime Board, GMB Bharuch Port Office has opened and the Control Room will be manned round the clock with effect from 1 May 2013 to 30 November 2013.

For information about operations in India contact GAC India at india@gac.com
Source: Gujarat Maritime Board

DATE: May 02, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Geraldton
Geraldton Port Berth 5 unavailable

According to the Geraldton Port Authority, berth 5 will be unavailable from 1800 hours 5 May (Sunday) until 2359 hours 10 May (Friday).

This is due to a plant shutdown for maintenance. Please note that there will be no shiploading during this time.

Harbour master advises pilot boat will undergo maintenance in conjunction with plan shutdown. Therefore, day time shipping will only occur during this time.

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com
Source: Geraldton Port Authority

DATE: May 02, 2013
COUNTRY: Mexico
PORT: Coatzacoalcos
Updates to tunnel installation works – fifth stage

It was reported yesterday that the fifth and final stage of works to install a tunnel under the Coatzacolacos River will be conducted from 00:01 hours on 3 May until 24:00 hours on 6 May.

However, due to forecast of bad weather, the fifth stage will be carried out from 00:01 hours on 4 May until 24:00 hours on 7 May instead.

According to the authorities, the work will interfere with the navigation of vessels entering and/or sailing to either Pajaritos terminals (Agronitrogenados, Innophos and Pemex) and to the Commercial Port terminals
located on the left bank of the river (Celanese, Cemex, Vopak, BrederoShaw, Pemex Gas, Multiver,   Transferencias Graneleras del Istmo, Terminal Marítima de Altamira (PMI – Pet coke), Edf Man, etc.).

The works are part of a project to install a tunnel connecting the urban area of the City of Coatzacoalcos on the left bank to the Allende suburb on the right bank. The tunnel is designed for cars, buses and, to certain
degree, trucks in a bid to solve the traffic jams on Coatzacoalcos Bridge, about 1.5 miles from the river mouth. The tunnel will cross the river about 1.1 miles of the river mouth and will be located in the entrance of
Pajaritos Channel and the Commercial Port on the left bank of the river.

During the working period, the following restrictions will be in force:

1) No traffic will be allowed during the four days, at both Pajaritos Terminal & Commercial Port Terminals.

2) When the port reopens, it will be for 24 hours during the first day only.

3) For the following 8 days, port traffic will be restricted to daylight only (no night traffic allowed).

4) Vessels’ speed will be restricted to 6 knots while passing through the area.

For information about operations in Mexico contact GAC-Tomas Ruiz at
gac-tomasruiz.mexico@gac.com

DATE: May 02, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 02/05/13

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert MARKET PRICE UPDATE 02/05/13
180 CST   380 CST   MGO MDO
Aberdeen                                         0         0         902.00   0
Aden                                             730.00    0 1, 090.00  0
Alexandria                                       0         695.00 1, 200.00  0
Amsterdam                                        596.00    571.00    821.00   0
Antwerp                                          603.00    577.00    814.00   0
Aqaba                                            0         728.00 1, 030.00  0
Bahrain                                          0         0 1, 010.00  0
Bergen                                           655.00    635.00    870.00    0
Busan                                            663.00    632.00    890.00   880.00
Cape Town                                        0         0         937.00   0
Colombo                                          695.00    675.00 1, 085.00  0
Dubai                                            610.00    600.00    790.00   0
Durban                                           673.00    0 1, 092.00  0
Falmouth                                         0         605.00    970.00   0
Fujairah                                         696.00    620.00 1, 000.00  0
Gibraltar                                        658.50    625.50    889.50   0
Hong Kong                                        635.00    624.50    883.50   0
Houston                                          670.00    585.00    950.00    0
Istanbul                                         641.50    616.50    909.50   0
Jeddah                                           695.00    675.00 1, 080.00  0
Kaohsiung                                        658.00    652.00    934.00   919.00
Kuwait                                           630.50    619.00  1, 009.00  0
Leith                                            0         0         943.00   0
Lerwick                                          0         0         899.00   0
Malta                                            672.50    646.50    868.50   0
Mumbai                                           654.00    642.50 1, 010.50  0
New York & New Jersey                            615.00    585.00    960.00  0
Panama                                           695.00    620.00    995.00  0
Piraeus                                          666.50    643.50    869.50   0
Port Louis                                       746.00    0 1, 065.00  0
Port Said                                        710.00    690.00 1, 200.00  0
Qatar                                            0         0         900.00    0
Richards Bay                                     685.00    0 1, 105.00  0
Rio de Janeiro                                   632.50    609.00    990.00   0
Rotterdam                                        605.00    579.00    829.00   0
Salalah                                          710.00    665.00 1, 105.00  0
Shanghai                                         656.00    635.50 1, 072.00  0
Sharjah                                          610.00    600.00    790.00   0
Singapore                                        631.00    622.00    857.00   0
St Petersburg                                    577.50    554.50    0  0
Stavanger                                        0         0         870.00   0
Suez                                             700.00    680.00 1, 090.00  0
Walvis Bay                                       740.00    0  1, 040.00  0
West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0         695.00    1, 093.00  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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