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Bunkering, Ports & Terminals — By on July 15, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – One-one traffic in effect
* Singapore, all ports – Additonal sanctions against DPR of Korea
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine site investigation in Hung Hom Fairway
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Capping of mud pits
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 15/07/2013

DATE: July 15, 2013
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Mississippi River, Louisiana
One-one traffic in effect

One-way traffic is in effect at MM 88-89 AHOP in the Mississippi River for
rock laying operations.

Vessels should contact the T/V HOWARD CORSE on VHF FM Ch-67 to make passing
arrangements.

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

DATE: July 15, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: all ports
Additonal sanctions against DPR of Korea

The Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore’s Shipping Circular No.9 of 2013
draws attention to United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs)
2087 (2013) and 2094 (2013) impose additional sanctions on the Democratic
People’s Republic of Korea.

Particular attention is drawn to paragraphs 16, 17 and 22 of UNSCR 2094
(2013), which are reproduced below:

QUOTE….
16. Decides that all States shall inspect all cargo within or transiting
through their territory that has originated in the DPRK, or that is
destined for the DPRK, or has been brokered or facilitated by the DPRK or
its nationals, or by individuals or entities acting on their behalf, if the
State concerned has credible information that provides reasonable grounds
to believe the cargo contains items the supply, sale, transfer, or export
of which is prohibited by resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874(2009), 2087 (2013),
or this resolution, for the purpose of ensuring strict implementation of
those provisions;

17. Decides that, if any vessel has refused to allow an inspection after
such an inspection has been authorized by the vessel’s flag State, or if
any DPRK-flagged vessel has refused to be inspected pursuant to paragraph
12 of resolution 1874 (2009), all States shall deny such a vessel entry to
their ports, unless entry is required for the purpose of an inspection, in
the case of emergency or in the case of return to its port of origination,
and decides further that any State that has been refused by a vessel to
allow an inspection shall promptly report the incident to the  Committee;

22. Calls upon and allows all States to prevent the direct or indirect
supply, sale or transfer to or from the DPRK or its nationals, through
their territories or by their nationals, or using their flag vessels or
aircraft, and whether or not originating in their territories of any item
if the State determines that such item could contribute to the DPRK’s
nuclear or  ballistic missile programmes, activities prohibited by
resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009), 2087 (2013), or this resolution, or
to the evasion of measures imposed by resolutions 1718 (2006), 1874 (2009),
2087 (2013), or this resolution, and directs the Committee to issue an
Implementation Assistance Notice regarding the proper implementation of
this provision;
…UNQUOTE.

In accordance with Section 43 of the Merchant Shipping Act, any
Singapore-registered ship which contravenes UN Security Council Resolutions
is liable to have its registration cancelled.

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

DATE: July 15, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Marine site investigation in Hung Hom Fairway

For approximately six months, marine site investigation works involving
drilling of boreholes will be carried out [in Hung Hom Fairway and Causeway
Bay Typhoon Shelter] 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):
(A) 22 deg. 17.758’N / 114 deg. 10.994’E
(B) 22 deg. 17.557’N / 114 deg. 11.044’E
(C) 22 deg. 17.494’N / 114 deg. 10.911’E
(D) 22 deg. 17.703’N / 114 deg. 10.876’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 deg. 17.182’N / 114 deg. 11.139’E
(F) 22 deg. 17.064’N / 114 deg. 11.168’E
(G) 22 deg. 17.036’N / 114 deg. 11.087’E
(H) 22 deg. 17.068’N / 114 deg. 11.071’E
(I) 22 deg. 17.142’N / 114 deg. 10.995’E

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at
shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.82 of 2013

DATE: July 15, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Capping of mud pits

For approximately 44 months, marine works involving capping of mud pits
will be carried out [north of the Hong Kong International Airport] within
the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates
(WGS84 Datum) from (A) to (F):
(A) 22 deg. 20.711’N / 113 deg. 55.837’E
(B) 22 deg. 20.484’N / 113 deg. 56.835’E
(C) 22 deg. 19.927’N / 113 deg. 56.681’E
(D) 22 deg. 19.643’N / 113 deg. 55.782’E
(E) 22 deg. 19.642’N / 113 deg. 54.957’E
(F) 22 deg. 20.355’N / 113 deg. 54.712’E

The works will be carried out by two flat top barges. Two hopper barges,
two tugs and one work boat will provide assistance. The number of vessels
engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational
requirements.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around each 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 barges. The
hours of work will be round-the-clock.

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

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at
shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.81 of 2013

DATE: July 15, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 15/07/2013
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GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
 MARKET PRICE UPDATE 15/07/2013

180 CST   380 CST   MGO   MDO

Aberdeen                                         0         0         937.00    0
Aden                                             705.00  0  1, 090.00  0
Alexandria                                       0         0  1, 210.00  0
Amsterdam                                615.00    593.00    886.00  0
Antwerp                                       626.00    596.00    868.00  0
Aqaba                                                0           695.00    990.00  0
Bahrain                                             0               0   1, 040.00  0
Bergen                                          655.00    681.00    955.00   0
Busan                                            640.00    620.00    930.00  920.00
Cape Town                                  657.00        0         977.00     0
Colombo                                      685.00    675.00  1, 045.00  0
Dubai                                             632.00    620.00    840.00    0
Durban                                          635.00       0    1, 065.00  0
Falmouth                                         0             605.00    970.00    0
Fujairah                                         678.00    593.00   1, 000.00  0
Gibraltar                                        675.00    646.00    950.00    0
Hong Kong                                   635.00    620.00    945.00   0
Houston                                        673.00    590.00    984.00  0
Istanbul                                         655.00    628.00    971.00    0
Jeddah                                           675.00    650.00   1, 060.00  0
Kaohsiung                                    675.00    627.00   1, 000.00  985.00
Kuwait                                            606.00   597.00    992.00     0
Leith                                                    0               0         963.00    0
Lerwick                                              0               0         965.60  0
Malta                                               695.00    674.00    940.00   0
Mumbai                                          695.00    614.50   1, 115.00  0
New York & New Jersey         622.00    597.00    958.00     0
Panama                                           674.00    612.00  1, 025.00  0
Piraeus                                            694.00    670.00    945.00   0
Port Louis                                      720.00       0   1, 030.00  0
Port Said                                         730.00    705.00  1, 080.00  0
Qatar                                                    0                0         915.00     0
Richards Bay                                 647.00      0   1, 080.00  0
Rio de Janeiro                               649.00   625.00    940.00     0
Rotterdam                                      623.00    601.00    894.00    0
Salalah                                              703.00    653.00  1, 150.00  0
Shanghai                                           650.00   622.00  1, 065.00  0
Sharjah                                             632.00    620.00    840.00    0
Singapore                                        614.00    603.00    910.00   0
St Petersburg                                 595.00    578.00    898.00    0
Stavanger                                             0               0         965.00     0
Suez                                                    675.00    645.00    1, 060.00  0
Walvis Bay                                      700.00        0            1, 053.00  0
West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0         685.00    1, 053.00   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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