Hot Port News from GAC

Holidays, Ports & Terminals — By on July 8, 2013 at 6:09 PM

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

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Oman, Port Sultan Qaboos – Working schedule for Ramadan Fasting Period
* Singapore, Jurong Port – Soil investigation at Ayer Chawan Basin
* Singapore, all ports – Cancellation of bunkering licence
* Turkey, Turkish Straits – Yacht races in Turkish Straits
* Brazil, Santos – ISPS Security Level II
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 08/07/13

DATE: July 08, 2013
COUNTRY: Oman
PORT: Port Sultan Qaboos
Working schedule for Ramadan Fasting Period

The working schedule at Port Sultan Qaboos (Muscat) during the Ramadan Fasting period has been announced, as follows:

Discharging/Loading of vessels (both Container & Conventional sections):
– Day Shift: 0700-1300 hrs.
– Night Shift: 2100-0300 hrs.
Meal Break: 0300-0400 hrs.

If necessary, work can be continue from 1300 hrs to 2100 hrs and from 0400 hrs to 0700 hrs, depending on labour availability.

Overtime charges are applicable only for work at the weekends (Friday/Saturday) and on the first day of Eid, which will be non-working day.

For information about operations in Muscat contact GAC Oman at muscat@gac.com

DATE: July 08, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Jurong Port
Soil investigation at Ayer Chawan Basin

From 8 July to 31 August, soil investigation works are being conducted at the Ayer Chawan Basin, Jurong Island.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.88 of 2013, the work is being carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – at the following marine borehole co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
EMBH-1) 1 deg. 16.753’N / 103 deg. 42.373’E
EMBH-2) 1 deg. 16.789’N / 103 deg. 42.345’E
EMBH-3) 1 deg. 16.750’N / 103 deg. 42.296’E
EMBH-4) 1 deg. 16.833’N / 103 deg. 42.300’E
EMBH-5) 1 deg. 16.812’N / 103 deg. 42.267’E
EMBH-6) 1 deg. 16.703’N / 103 deg. 42.320’E
EMBH-7) 1 deg. 16.791’N / 103 deg. 42.294’E

Soil investigation works will be carried out by means of borehole drilling using jack-up barge. The work barge, with tug boats in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 30 meters radius centered at the barge.

Tugboats will be used for shifting the barges from one borehole location to another. The shifting of the barges will be carried out during daylight hours only.

A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft of the project work.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
(a) keep well clear and not to enter the safety zone of the barges;
(b) maintain a proper lookout;
(c) proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution;
(d) maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 22 (Jurong Control);
and
(e) communicate with Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if  required.

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

DATE: July 08, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: all ports
Cancellation of bunkering licence

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has, on 8 July 2013 cancelled the Bunkering Licence (Bunker Supplier) of Palmstone Petroleum Pte Ltd (“Palmstone Petroleum”) for allowing another company to use Palmstone Petroleum’s Bunker Delivery Notes (BDNs) to supply bunkers to customers of that other company in breach of Clause 3 of the terms and conditions of the Bunkering Licence (Bunker Supplier).

All licensed Bunker Suppliers and Bunker Craft Operators 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.09 of 2013 dated 8 JUly 2013

DATE: July 08, 2013
COUNTRY: Turkey
PORT: Turkish Straits
Yacht races in Turkish Straits

The 42nd Navy Cup yacht races will be held at Turkish Straits, starting at  16:00 hours on 12 July in Bosphorus Cengelkoy area and finishing at  Bozcaada on 15 July.

Traffic in the Bosphorus and Dardanelles is not expected to be affected by the races, however authorities urge vessels to pay maximum attention for  their duration.

For information about operations in the Turksih Straits contact GAC  Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

DATE: July 08, 2013
COUNTRY: Brazil
PORT: Santos
ISPS Security Level II

The State Commission for Public Security in Ports, Terminals and Waterways has declared Santos Port Security Protection Level as LEVEL II from today (8 July) to 13 July.

This comes after Brazil has seen protests against corruption, high Government tariffs and poor public services. Strike actions are being announced by various unions nationwide.

Due to the possibility of such protests being extended further, with a potential negative impact on port security, the ISPS level was rasied for the stated period.

For information about operations in Brazil contact GAC Brazil at shipping.brazil@gac.com

DATE: July 08, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 08/07/13

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
 MARKET PRICE UPDATE 08/07/13

180 CST   380 CST   MGO     MDO

Aberdeen                                         0         0         937.00   0
Aden                                             710.00    0   1, 095.00  0
Alexandria                                  710.00    670.00   1, 200.00  0
Amsterdam                                 609.00    585.00    886.00   0
Antwerp                                       620.00    592.00    894.00   0
Aqaba                                                0         710.00    995.00   0
Bahrain                                             0         0    1, 054.00  0
Bergen                                          674.00    650.00    916.00    0
Busan                                            636.00    615.00    930.00   920.00
Cape Town                                 656.00    0         987.00  0
Colombo                                      680.00    675.00   1, 070.00  0
Dubai                                             645.00    630.00    890.00  0
Durban                                         630.00    0    1, 060.00  0
Falmouth                                        0         605.00    970.00    0
Fujairah                                       670.00    605.00   1, 005.00  0
Gibraltar                                      673.50    643.50    962.50  0
Hong Kong                                  637.50    619.50    945.50   0
Houston                                       670.00    585.00    980.00  0
Istanbul                                        650.50    625.50    964.50    0
Jeddah                                          680.00    650.00    1, 070.00  0
Kaohsiung                                   668.00    626.00    995.00     980.00
Kuwait                                           614.00    602.00    1, 004.00  0
Leith                                                    0         0         963.00    0
Lerwick                                              0         0         950.00    0
Malta                                             690.50    669.50    937.50    0
Mumbai                                        627.00    615.00    1, 112.00  0
New York & New Jersey       620.00    595.00    954.00    0
Panama                                         678.00    614.00   1, 020.00  0
Piraeus                                          685.50    661.50    937.50    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                               645.00    0   1, 070.00  0
Rio de Janeiro                             646.50    623.00    940.00    0
Rotterdam                                   617.00    593.00    892.00     0
Salalah                                            695.00    648.00   1, 130.00  0
Shanghai                                        657.50    629.50   1, 074.50  0
Sharjah                                           670.00    620.00    900.00     0
Singapore                                      615.00    607.00    894.00    0
St Petersburg                               596.50    576.50    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         695.00    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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