Hot Port News from GAC

Bunkering, Ports & Terminals — By on May 23, 2013 at 12:29 AM

Your daily* news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Submarine Outfall Inspection Works at Sham Shui Kok Anchorages
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation off Hung Hom and Causeway Bay
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Establishment of Silt Curtains to the North-east of Hong Kong International Airport
* Indonesia, all ports – Possible stevedores’ strike
* Australia, Port Kembla – Pilotage Tariff increase
* Argentina, San Lorenzo-San Martin – Launch strike update – San Lorenzo
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 22/05/13

DATE: May 22, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Submarine Outfall Inspection Works at Sham Shui Kok Anchorages

With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 6 days, submarine
outfall inspection works will be carried out within the area bounded by
straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS84 Datum) from (A) to
(D):

(A) 22 19.540’N 113 59.299’E
(B) 22 19.244’N 113 59.461’E
(C) 22 19.200’N 113 59.360’E
(D) 22 19.511’N 113 59.204’E

2. One motor boat will carry out the works. One guard boat will provide
assistance.

3. A working area of approximately 25 metres around the motor boat will be
established.

4. The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1700 hours. The vessels employed
for the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

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

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

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

8. A drawing showing the works area is attached to this Notice.
Source: Marine Department, HKSAR

DATE: May 22, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Marine Site Investigation off Hung Hom and Causeway Bay

With immediate effect and for a period of approximately eight months,
marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be
carried out in the following areas:

Area 1: This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following
co-ordinates
(WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 17.854’N 114 10.969’E
(B) 22 17.758’N 114 10.993’E
(C) 22 17.703’N 114 10.876’E
(D) 22 17.935’N 114 10.838’E

Area 2: This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following
co-ordinates
(WGS 84 Datum) from (E) to (I) and the breakwater:
(E) 22 17.149’N 114 10.981’E
(F) 22 17.146’N 114 10.967’E
(G) 22 17.494’N 114 10.910’E
(H) 22 17.557’N 114 11.044’E
( I ) 22 17.191’N 114 11.136’E

2. The works will be carried out by one flat top barge and two jack-up
platforms. Some tugs and guard boats will provide assistance.

3. A working area of approximately 50 metres around the barge will be
established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be
laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barge.

4. A working area of approximately 25 metres around the jack-up platform
will be established. Yellow flashing lights will be installed at the four
corners of the jack-up platform to indicate the position of the platform.

5. The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1800 hours. No works will be
carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the works
will stay in the works areas outside the hours of work.

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

7. Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

8. A drawing showing the works areas is attached to this Notice.

Source: Marine Department, HKSAR

DATE: May 22, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Establishment of Silt Curtains to the North-east of Hong Kong International Airport

With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 36 months, a
cluster of silt curtains will be established and laid within the area
bounded by straight lines joining the
following co-ordinates (WGS 84) from (A) to (C) and adjacent shoreline:

(A) 22º 19.316’ N 113º 56.115’ E
(B) 22º 19.336’ N 113º 56.220’ E
(C) 22º 19.273’ N 113º 56.244’ E

2. The silt curtains will extend vertically from the sea surface to the
seabed. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid
along the surface of the silt curtains to mark the extent of the silt
curtains.

3. Diving operations will be carried out from a work boat from time to time
during the laying operation, inspection and maintenance works.

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

5. 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.

6. A drawing showing the location of the silt curtains is attached to this
Notice.

7. This Notice supersedes Marine Department Notice No. 27 of 2013.

Source: Marine Department, HKSAR

DATE: May 22, 2013
COUNTRY: Indonesia
PORT: all ports
Possible stevedores’ strike

A strike by stevedores at Indonesian ports is planned for 3 June.

The action is related to a dispute over between the country’s association
of stevedore companies and (AISC) and the government-owned port management
company, PT Pelindo.

It is hoped that the strike will not proceed or will not affect all ports.
However, as reports indicate it has the support of all stevedoring
companies, it looks likely that it will go ahead.

For information about operations in Indonesia contact PT Andhika GAC
Jakarta at shipping.indonesia@gac.com

DATE: May 22, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Port Kembla
Pilotage Tariff increase

Please be advised a notification received from Port Kembla Port Corporation
of a 3% increase to pilotage services effective 1st July 13.

The revise pilotage costs per movement as follows:-

PILOTAGE RATES
VESSEL SIZE (GRT)

Less than 25, 000
25, 001 to 50, 000

50, 001 to 78, 000

Greater than 78, 000
CHARGE PER MOVEMENT

$0.0994 per GRT
$2, 485.00 plus $0.0348 per GRT in excess of 25, 000 GRT
$3, 355.00 plus $0.0077 per GRT in excess of 50, 000 GRT
$3, 570.60 (Maximum charge)
PILOTAGE RATES – HARBOUR REMOVAL
Within harbour, to outer anchor or at Harbour Master’s direction charge is
50% of the above full pilotage rates.
PILOTAGE DEFERMENT CHARGES
Deferment of pilotage is charged at $182.4351 per hour or part thereof

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

DATE: May 22, 2013
COUNTRY: Argentina
PORT: San Lorenzo-San Martin
Launch strike update – San Lorenzo

Pls note although a conciliation has been reached between the two parties
(Ministry of Labour & Union) and strike lifting has been ordered, so far
the strike is still in force as workers have not sticked to conciliation
yet.

Measure is still preventing vsl from berthing at San Lorenzo and performing
clearance/inspections at roads.

We will keep updating you.
Source: AMI Operations

DATE: May 22, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 22/05/13

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 22/05/13
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                                        599.00    575.00    845.00   0
Antwerp                                          608.00    581.00    849.00  0
Aqaba                                            0         730.00   1, 030.00  0
Bahrain                                          0         0   1, 017.00  0
Bergen                                           686.00    662.00    925.00   0
Busan                                            641.00    618.00    920.00   910.00
Cape Town                                        695.00    0         958.00  0
Colombo                                          675.00    665.00 1, 080.00  0
Dubai                                            650.00    635.00    850.00    0
Durban                                           668.00    0  1, 095.00  0
Falmouth                                         0         605.00    970.00   0
Fujairah                                         680.00    608.00  1, 010.00  0
Gibraltar                                        677.50    645.50    930.50   0
Hong Kong                                        633.50    623.50    912.00  0
Houston                                          668.00    580.00    960.00   0
Istanbul                                         648.50    623.50    953.50   0
Jeddah                                           710.00    690.00 1, 100.00  0
Kaohsiung                                        649.00    635.00    954.00  939.00
Kuwait                                           619.00    607.00    999.00  0
Leith                                            0         0         944.00   0
Lerwick                                          0         0         934.00   0
Malta                                            690.50    670.50    914.50   0
Mumbai                                           641.50    614.501, 037.50  0
New York & New Jersey                            625.00    595.00    985.00   0
Panama                                           676.00    604.001, 015.00  0
Piraeus                                          691.50    665.50    917.00  0
Port Louis                                       730.00    0 1, 030.00  0
Port Said                                        685.00    705.00  1, 100.00  0
Qatar                                            0         0         915.00   0
Richards Bay                                     680.00    0 1, 105.00  0
Rio de Janeiro                                   634.50    620.00    970.00   0
Rotterdam                                        607.00    583.00    853.00  0
Salalah                                          680.00    637.00 1, 095.00  0
Shanghai                                         644.00    623.50  1, 074.50  0
Sharjah                                          650.00    635.00    850.00  0
Singapore                                        617.00    606.00    869.00    0
St Petersburg                                    595.50    573.50    0    0
Stavanger                                        0         0         922.00  0
Suez                                             700.00    705.00  1, 110.00  0
Walvis Bay                                       690.00    0         995.00   0
West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0         690.00    990.00   0

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* refers to 22 May 2013, late arrival

 

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