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Bunkering, Labour Disputes, Ports & Terminals, Strikes — By on May 20, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Worldwide – Notice regarding SPM Channel regulations
* Indonesia, Tuban – TPPI Tuban Port Update
* Argentina, San Lorenzo-San Martin – Sailors strike at San Lorenzo Port
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 20/05/13

DATE: May 20, 2013
COUNTRY: Worldwide
Notice regarding SPM Channel regulations

Please advise all your ship masters to refrain from crossing the SPM channel, please refer to our Notice to Mariner no. 161 dated 28 June 2012.

This restricted area is under continuous surveillance and vessels crossing will be recorded in our SPM Channel Monitoring System automatically.

Ship Master / Utility Boat Master crossing the SPM Channel by ignoring our regulations will invite a fine of US Dollars 10, 000/-
Source: HARBOUR MASTER

DATE: May 20, 2013
COUNTRY: Indonesia
PORT: Tuban
TPPI Tuban Port Update

This is to inform that TPPI Tuban Port is being inactivated since December 2011 due to administration matters with PERTAMINA (Government oil company) and will be re-activate on June 2013.

As per local authorities, Port Tariff will remain the same.

Anyway, we will inform you for any changes of Port Tariff when Port will be fully operational again.

Source: Local agent

DATE: May 20, 2013
COUNTRY: Argentina
PORT: San Lorenzo-San Martin
Sailors strike at San Lorenzo Port

Pls note that according latest information received,  sailors of mooring/unmooring boats at San Lorenzo port called for a strike
for undetermined period of time, starting next may 20th 0000hs.

Time being is not confirmed how/if the measure will affect the operation of the vessels.

More updates to follow.
Source: AMI Operations

DATE: May 20, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 20/05/13

180 CST   380 CST   MGO   MDO

  • Aberdeen                                         0         0         915.00   0
  • Aden                                             745.00    0 1, 110.00  0
  • Alexandria                                       0         0  1, 180.00  0
  • Amsterdam                                        600.00    578.00    846.00   0
  • Antwerp                                          613.00    586.00    859.00    0
  • Aqaba                                            0         730.00    1, 030.00  0
  • Bahrain                                          0         0   1, 017.00  0
  • Bergen                                           680.00    660.00    895.00    0
  • Busan                                            647.00    621.00    930.00    920.00
  • Cape Town                                        697.00    0         963.00    0
  • Colombo                                          675.00    665.00  1, 065.00  0
  • Dubai                                            645.00    625.00    820.00     0
  • Durban                                           668.00    0  1, 095.00  0
  • Falmouth                                         0         605.00    970.0   0
  • Fujairah                                         675.00    615.00 1, 010.00  0
  • Gibraltar                                        685.50    653.50    927.50   0
  • Hong Kong                                        636.50    627.00    920.00   0
  • Houston                                          668.00    580.00    960.00   0
  • Istanbul                                         651.50    626.50    945.50   0
  • Jeddah                                           710.00    690.00  1, 100.00  0
  • Kaohsiung                                        649.00    635.00    954.00   939.00
  • Kuwait                                           623.50    614.00  1, 009.00  0
  • Leith                                            0         0         944.00   0
  • Lerwick                                          0         0         919.0  0
  • Malta                                            686.50    668.50    907.50  0
  • Mumbai                                           636.00    621.50  1, 044.50  0
  • New York & New Jersey                            625.00    595.00    985.00  0
  • Panama                                           676.00    604.0  1, 015.00  0
  • Piraeus                                          690.50    664.50    912.50  0
  • Port Louis                                       730.00    0  1, 025.00  0
  • Port Said                                        685.00    705.00  1, 100.00  0
  • Qatar                                            0         0         915.0o  0
  • Richards Bay                                     681.00    0 1, 105.00  0
  • Rio de Janeiro                                   634.50    620.00    970.00  0
  • Rotterdam                                        609.00    586.00    854.00  0
  • Salalah                                          690.00    644.00  1, 100.00  0
  • Shanghai                                         647.00    626.50  1, 081.50  0
  • Sharjah                                          645.00    625.00    820.00   0
  • Singapore                                        616.00    605.00    870.00  0
  • St Petersburg                                    594.50    572.50    0   0
  • Stavanger                                        0         0         891.00   0
  • Suez                                             700.00    705.00  1, 110.00  0
  • Walvis Bay                                       695.00    0    1, 000.00  0
  • West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0         701.00    1, 010.00   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.

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