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Bunkering, Ports & Terminals — By on July 31, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Angola, all ports – Pre-Shipment Inspection
* United States, Delaware Bay, Delaware – Delaware Bay Swim
* Singapore, all ports – Dressing & lighting up of ships for National Day
* Australia, Abbot Point – Towage charge surcharge cancelled
* Turkey, Turkish Straits – Vessel grounded off Dardanelles entrance
* Turkey, all ports – Ramazan Bayrami five-day holiday
* Brazil, Vila Do Conde – Port administration strike
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 31/07/2013

DATE: July 31, 2013
COUNTRY: Angola
PORT: all ports
Pre-Shipment Inspection

Angola’s Presidential Decree No. 63/13 has introduced changes to the
country’s Pre-Shipment Inspection Regulations.

According to the new Presidential Decree, pre-shipment inspections are no
longer mandatory as of 12 June 2013, but importers and exporters may, if
they so wish, continue to hire pre-shipment inspection services from
private inspection agencies.

Customs authorities will carry out inspections of imported (as well as
domestic) goods that are potentially hazardous to public health.

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

DATE: July 31, 2013
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Delaware Bay, Delaware
Delaware Bay Swim

A swimmer will depart Port Mahon at 0700 [on Saturday 3 August] on a swim
across Delaware Bay to Fortescue Creek to raise funds for the oyster
schooner A.J. Meerwald and the Bayshore Discovery Project.

The swimmer will be accompanied by numerous escort boats and will approach
the channel on lower Liston Range between 1000 and 1100.

The escort boats will be monitoring channel 13 and can be raised on the
radio by calling SWIM Delaware.

Please navigate with caution if in the area of the the swimmer.

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

Source: Maritime Exchange for Delaware River and Bay Alert, Navigation
Notice dated 30 July 2013

DATE: July 31, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: all ports
Dressing & lighting up of ships for National Day

Singapore will celebrate its 48th National Day on Friday, 9 Aug 2013. As part of the celebrations, we would like to encourage masters of ships in the port of Singapore to participate by dressing and lighting up their ships.

Your active participation will be appreciated.

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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.103
of 2013

DATE: July 31, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Abbot Point
Towage charge surcharge cancelled

Due to a steady increase in the number of vessels calling to the port of
Abbot Point, the 24% Volume Based Surcharge (VBS) on towage charges that
was introduced in September 2012 has been reduced to 0% effective from 1
August.

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

DATE: July 31, 2013
COUNTRY: Turkey
PORT: Turkish Straits
Vessel grounded off Dardanelles entrance

A 175.96 metre vessel has been grounded north of Bozcaada Island, 10 miles
off Dardanelles Strait southern entry.

Traffic in the Strait has not been affected and coastal safety has employed
tugs for the rescue operation.

No damage or pollution has been reported.

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

DATE: July 31, 2013
COUNTRY: Turkey
PORT: all ports
Ramazan Bayrami five-day holiday

There will be a five-day holiday in Turkey from noon on Wedensday 7 August
until Sunday 11 August, to mark the Ramazan Bayrami Holiday.

All official institutions and banks will be closed from the afternoon of 7
August to 11 August.

Arrangements for crew, spares, provisions, etc. should be made in good time
to enable them to be acted upon in good time.

Meanwhilee, some ports may be close on these dates and charges for official
services (pilotage, towage, mooring, customs, etc.) be increased by 50%. It
is therefore advisable to check with GAC Turkey prior calling at any
Turkish Port.

GAC Turkey will be on duty during the holiday.

For information about operations in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at
turkey!@gac.com

DATE: July 31, 2013
COUNTRY: Brazil
PORT: Vila Do Conde
Port administration strike

A port administration strike started at Vila do Conde Port at 0600 hours
local time today (31 July).

All port operations beyond Docks Co. control have been stopped, and the
port is inaccessible.

There is currently no indication of when the strike is likely to finish.

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

DATE: July 31, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 31/07/2013
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GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
 MARKET PRICE UPDATE 31/07/2013

180 CST   380 CST   MGO   MDO

  • Aberdeen                                         0         0         942.00   0
  • Aden                                             712.00    0  1, 096.00  0
  • Alexandria                                       723.00    708.00  1, 200.00  0
  • Amsterdam                                        618.00    594.00    879.00   0
  • Antwerp                                          628.00    601.00    890.00  0
  • Aqaba                                            0         695.00    988.00   0
  • Bahrain                                          0         0  1, 048.00  0
  • Bergen                                           645.00    660.00    940.00    0
  • Busan                                            645.00    622.00    935.00   925.00
  • Cape Town                                        640.00    0         964.00   0
  • Colombo                                          655.00    665.00 1, 030.00  0
  • Dubai                                            618.00    603.00    853.00   0
  • Durban                                           615.00     0   1, 070.00  0
  • Falmouth                                         690.00    640.00    950.00    0
  • Fujairah                                         700.00    600.00    990.00   0
  • Gibraltar                                        676.00    641.00    950.00     0
  • Hong Kong                                        624.00    616.00    937.00    0
  • Houston                                          669.00    587.00    990.00    0
  • Istanbul                                         662.00    637.00    970.00    0
  • Jeddah                                           680.00    660.00 1, 060.00  0
  • Kaohsiung                                        662.00    627.00  1, 005.00  990.00
  • Kuwait                                           612.00    601.00    990.00   0
  • Leith                                            0         0         975.00   0
  • Lerwick                                          0         0         970.00   0
  • Malta                                            697.00    676.00    931.00    0
  • Mumbai                                           690.00    624.00 1, 102.00  0
  • New York & New Jersey                            630.00    606.00    965.00    0
  • Panama                                           665.00    605.00 1, 010.00  0
  • Piraeus                                          682.00    659.00    946.00    0
  • Port Louis                                       718.00    0 1, 032.00  0
  • Port Said                                        723.00    708.00 1, 079.00  0
  • Qatar                                            0         0         916.00    0
  • Richards Bay                                     625.00    0   1, 085.00  0
  • Rio de Janeiro                                   650.00    626.00    950.00    0
  • Rotterdam                                        626.00    602.00    887.00   0
  • Salalah                                          695.00    650.00  1, 140.00  0
  • Shanghai                                         661.00    628.00   1, 066.00  0
  • Sharjah                                          618.00    603.00    853.00   0
  • Singapore                                        614.00    607.00    907.00    0
  • St Petersburg                                    582.00    567.00    900.00    0
  • Stavanger                                        0         0         942.00    0
  • Suez                                             673.00    659.00  1, 069.00  0
  • Walvis Bay                                       698.00    0  1, 067.00  0
  • West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0         675.00    970.00   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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