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Bunkering, Ports & Terminals — By on July 1, 2013 at 6:38 PM

Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* United States, Houston, Texas – Shipping canal draft restriction
* Singapore, all ports – Non-renewal of bunkering licence
* Australia, Port Kembla – Force Majeure lifted
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 01/07/13

DATE: July 01, 2013
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Houston, Texas
Shipping canal draft restriction

Houston Pilots will maintain the draft restriction in the shipping canal of
43′ at zero tide gauge until maintenance dredging is complete in September.

They will, however, try to accommodate vessels already en route to Houston
with a draft over 43′ 00″ on a case by case basis.

Survey work for three reaches of the Houtson Shipping Canal have been
completed, and the report shows indications of shoaling:
1) Outer Bar Channel (STA 30+515 to 21+752.82) approximately  B-7/8to
B-9/10
2) Inner Bar Channel (STA 21+752.82 to 4+490.12) – approximately B-9/10 to
Texas City Y
3)  olivar Roads to Redfish Reach (STA 127+800 to 78+800) – approximately
B-25A to B-51/52

Areas of concern include:
* An approximately 800 yd long stretch with sloughing in the green toe from
B-9/10 heading inbound
* An approximately 700 yd long hump in the center half of the channel from
just north of B-25A to B-27/28
* An approximately 500 yd long stretch in the vicinity of B-41/42 heading
inbound
* An approximately 3000 yd long stretch with sloughing in both the red &
green toes from  just south of B-45/46 to B-49/50

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

DATE: July 01, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: all ports
Non-renewal of bunkering licence

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has, on 1 July 2013,
decided not to renew the Bunkering Licence (Bunker Supplier) of
CoastChannels Marine Services Pte Ltd (“Coast-Channels”) for allowing other
companies to use Coast-Channels’ Bunker Delivery Notes (BDNs) to supply
bunkers to the customers of those other companies in breach of Clause 3 of
the terms and conditions of the Bunkering Licence (Bunker Supplier). This
nonrenewal of licence is akin to a cancellation.

All licensed Bunker Suppliers are reminded that under Clause 3 of the terms
and conditions of the Bunkering Licence (Bunker Supplier), bunker suppliers
shall not transfer, assign, sublet, share, part with or otherwise dispose
of any of their rights, duties, liabilities, obligations and privileges
under the terms and conditions of the Licence.

MPA will not hesitate to suspend or cancel the bunkering licence of any
Bunker Supplier or Bunker Craft Operator that is found to have contravened
any of the terms and conditions of its Licences.

(For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at
singapore@gac.com)

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.8
of 2013 dated 1 July 2013

DATE: July 01, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Port Kembla
Force Majeure lifted

Following an improvement in the weather, cargo loading and rail receival
has resumed at Port Kembla Coal Terminal and the Force Majeure declared
last week has been lifted.

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at
shipping.australia@gac.com

DATE: July 01, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 01/07/13
—————
GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
 MARKET PRICE UPDATE 01/07/13

180 CST   380 CST   MGO    MD

  • Aberdeen                                         0         0         910.00    0
  • Aden                                             720.00    0   1, 090.00
  • Alexandria                                       710.00    670.00    1, 200.00  0
  • Amsterdam                                        596.00    574.00    866.00    0
  • Antwerp                                          609.00    582.00    874.00     0
  • Aqaba                                            0         728.00    1, 040.00  0
  • Bahrain                                          0         0   1, 035.00  0
  • Bergen                                           674.00    650.00    916.00   0
  • Busan                                            630.00    607.00    905.00   895.00
  • Cape Town                                        668.00    0         967.00  0
  • Colombo                                          680.00    675.00  1, 070.00  0
  • Dubai                                            645.00    630.00    890.00  0
  • Durban                                           635.00    0   1, 075.00  0
  • Falmouth                                         0         605.00    970.00   0
  • Fujairah                                         690.00    600.00   1, 110.00  0
  • Gibraltar                                        670.50    635.50    928.50  0
  • Hong Kong                                        635.50    607.50    923.00  0
  • Houston                                          653.00    566.00    940.00   0
  • Istanbul                                         648.50    623.50    948.50  0
  • Jeddah                                           680.00    650.00  1, 070.00  0
  • Kaohsiung                                        657.00    617.00    980.00  965.00
  • Kuwait                                           619.00    599.00   1, 004.00  0
  • Leith                                            0         0         941.00   0
  • Lerwick                                          0         0         950.00    0
  • Malta                                            685.50    661.50    918.50   0
  • Mumbai                                           632.50    609.50   1, 077.00  0
  • New York & New Jersey                            606.00    580.00    936.00   0
  • Panama                                           653.00    578.00    940.00  0
  • Piraeus                                          686.50    657.50    920.50   0
  • Port Louis                                       744.00    0  1, 035.00  0
  • Port Said                                        0         0  1, 070.00  0
  • Qatar                                            0         0         910.00   0
  • Richards Bay                                     650.00    0   1, 095.00  0
  • Rio de Janeiro                                   632.50    609.00    940.00  0
  • Rotterdam                                        604.00    582.00    874.00    0
  • Salalah                                          690.00    640.00  1, 110.00  0
  • Shanghai                                         646.50    608.50  1, 075.50  0
  • Sharjah                                          645.00    630.00    890.00  0
  • Singapore                                        614.00    606.00    890.00  0
  • St Petersburg                                    590.50    570.50    0   0
  • Stavanger                                        0         0         911.00    0
  • Suez                                             660.00    640.00  1, 060.00  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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