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Bunkering, Canals, Ports & Terminals — By on June 26, 2013 at 8:33 PM

GAC-newYour daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Worldwide – Vessels urged to look-out for fire-destroyed vessel crew
* United States, Long Beach, California – Green Ship Incentive Program
expanded
* India, Chennai – Anchorage area security level raised
* Australia, Port Kembla – Shipping operations to resume as weather
improves
* Panama, Panama Canal – Planned locks outage
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 26/06/13

DATE: June 26, 2013
COUNTRY: Worldwide
Vessels urged to look-out for fire-destroyed vessel crew

On 26 June 2013, the owners of the fishing vessel Chun Ying reported their
ship has been destroyed by fire. The vessel was last reported at 01-13N
055-24E, approximately 720 NM east of Mogadishu, Somalia and approximately
320 NM north of the Seychelles. The vessels’ two life rafts were reported
missing.

The fate of the 28 crew members and 3 maritime security guards are unknown
at this time but may have abandoned the vessel in the two life rafts.

All flagged operators with ships in the affected area are requested to
forward this advisory to their ships by the most expeditious means and to
be on the look-out for the destroyed vessel and the two life rafts.

All vessels are hereby advised to transit with caution.

(For information about operations in the Middle East/East Africa region,
contact the GAC Dubai Hub Agency Centre at hub.ae@gac.com)

Source: Maritime Liaison Office (MARLO), Bahrain, Maritime Advisory to
Shipping issued on 26 June 2013

DATE: June 26, 2013
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Long Beach, California
Green Ship Incentive Program expanded

The Port of Long Beach has expanded its Green Ship Incentive Program to
make even more vessels calling at the port eligible from 1 July.

The program gives shipping lines ways to earn financial incentives and
receive public accolades for their environmental achievements and is
helping the port improve air quality and meet Southern California’s strict
air quality standards.

The goal is that by 2023, 50% of all ship calls at the Port of Long Beach
will be from Tier 2 vessels and 40% from Tier 3, reducing nitrogen oxide
emissions from ships by 2, 700 tons a year.

To participate, vessel operators simply have to register online at
www.polb.com/greenship (or by email at greenship@polb.com) to be eligible
to receive $2, 500 for each call by a Tier 2 vessel, and $6, 000 for each
call by a Tier 3 vessel (available beginning in 2016). Vessels will be
considered Tier 2 if they have a keel-laid of 2011 or later, or if the
engine certificates demonstrate the ship meets Tier 2 emission levels.

By including ships with valid engine certificates — a new feature beginning
on 1 July — the port has greatly expanded the number of eligible vessels.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

DATE: June 26, 2013
COUNTRY: India
PORT: Chennai
Anchorage area security level raised

Chennai Port Trust has advised that the ISPS Security Level at the port’s
anchorage area has been raised to MARSEC Level II.

For information about operations in India contact GAC India at
india@gac.com

DATE: June 26, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Port Kembla
Shipping operations to resume as weather improves
—————
Port Kembla’s Harbour Master has advised that shipping operations are
expected to recommence after midday today (26 June), subject to conditions
continuing to slowly improve.

The shipping program has been risk assessed and ships will be piloted based
upon their individual risk profile. The program may change depending on how
the weather unfolds and VTIC will keep relevant parties informed.

The anchorage remains unavailable to ships until further notice.

The Bureau of Meterorology (BOM) forecast for the Illawarra area can be
viewed at: http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/forecasts/illawarracoast.shtml

Marine warnings current:
http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/marinewind.shtml

Severe weather warning current:
http://www.bom.gov.au/nsw/warnings/severe.shtml

For information about operations at Australian ports contact GAC Australia
ats hipping.australia@gac.com

DATE: June 26, 2013
COUNTRY: Panama
PORT: Panama Canal
Planned locks outage

The Panama Canal has confirmed Miraflores locks centerwall culvert outage
during 8-19 July. The Estimated Transit Capacity for this period will be
reduced to 30-32.

Booking Condition 2 is expected to be put into effect.

For information about operations in the Panama Canal contact GAC-Wilford &
McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.com

DATE: June 26, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 26/06/13
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GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
 MARKET PRICE UPDATE 26/06/13

180 CST   380 CST   MGO   MDO

  • Aberdeen                                         0         0         931.00   0
  • Aden                                             720.00    0    1, 090.00  0
  • Alexandria                                       710.00    670.00  1, 170.00  0
  • Amsterdam                                        584.00    563.00    846.00    0
  • Antwerp                                          597.00    570.00    849.00   0
  • Aqaba                                            0         728.00   1, 040.00  0
  • Bahrain                                          0         0       1, 023.00  0
  • Bergen                                           676.00    650.00    904.00  0
  • Busan                                            633.00    608.00    900.00    890.00
  • Cape Town                                        686.00    0         955.00     0
  • Colombo                                          680.00    675.00    1, 070.00  0
  • Dubai                                            660.00    650.00    830.00      0
  • Durban                                           655.00    0     1, 060.00  0
  • Falmouth                                         0         605.00    970.00  0
  • Fujairah                                         675.00    610.00   1, 010.00  0
  • Gibraltar                                        669.50    637.50    919.50     0
  • Hong Kong                                        637.50    609.00    918.00     0
  • Houston                                          605.00    575.00    930.00     0
  • Istanbul                                         646.50    621.50    937.50     0
  • Jeddah                                           680.00    650.00   1, 070.00  0
  • Kaohsiung                                        661.00    623.00    980.00     965.00
  • Kuwait                                           640.50    609.00   1, 009.00  0
  • Leith                                            0         0         963.00     0
  • Lerwick                                          0         0         950.00    0
  • Malta                                            680.50    656.50    898.50    0
  • Mumbai                                           644.00    609.50    1, 062.50  0
  • New York & New Jersey                            605.00    575.00    930.00  0
  • Panama                                           635.00    570.00    980.00   0
  • Piraeus                                          679.50    650.50    896.50   0
  • Port Louis                                       744.00    0   1, 035.00  0
  • Port Said                                        710.00    655.00  1, 075.00  0
  • Qatar                                            0         0         910.00     0
  • Richards Bay                                     667.00    0  1, 070.00  0
  • Rio de Janeiro                                   630.50    607.00    940.00     0
  • Rotterdam                                        594.00    571.00    854.00    0
  • Salalah                                          710.00    665.00   1, 110.00  0
  • Shanghai                                         643.50    610.50   1, 076.50  0
  • Sharjah                                          680.00    620.00    850.00   0
  • Singapore                                        617.00    608.00    850.00    0
  • St Petersburg                                    583.50    568.50    0   0
  • Stavanger                                        0         0         902.00     0
  • Suez                                             662.00    640.00  1, 070.00  0
  • Walvis Bay                                       700.00    0         940.00   0
  • West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0         705.00    990.00   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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