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Ports & Terminals — By on October 10, 2013 at 9:21 PM

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

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* United States, Freeport, Texas – Updated daylight hours
* Oman, Port Sultan Qaboos – Port closure for Eid Al Adah holiday
* India, Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) – Drafter restrictions amended at
anchorage
* India, Paradip – Cyclone Warning for Odisha Coast
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Works east of River Trade Terminal
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 10/10/2013

DATE: October 10, 2013
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Freeport, Texas
Updated daylight hours

Brazos Pilots Association have announced that, effective today (10
October), the daylight hours for daylight-restricted vessels at the port of
Freeport have been adjusted.

The first pilot time is now 0730 hours, and the last is 1800 hours.

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

DATE: October 10, 2013
COUNTRY: Oman
PORT: Port Sultan Qaboos
Port closure for Eid Al Adah holiday

Port Sultan Qaboos will close for all operations on 15 October for the “Eid
Al Adah” holiday, from 14 to 17 October. Operations on other days will
continue with overtime charges.

The last working day before the holiday will be 13 October, following which
all officers will re-open on 20th Sunday after the weekend.

GAC Muscat office will be closed during this period but a skeleton staff
will attend to vessel operations and other important/urgent matters.

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

DATE: October 10, 2013
COUNTRY: India
PORT: Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT)
Drafter restrictions amended at anchorage

JNP [Jawaharlal Nehru Port] Anchorage is now dredged to 13.00M depth.
Hence, vessels drawing a draft up to 12.00M can now be accommodated at the
anchorage.

However, length restrictions shall remain the same, i.e. vessels more than
180.00M will not be permitted.

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

Source: Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust Circular dated 9 October, 2013

DATE: October 10, 2013
COUNTRY: India
PORT: Paradip
Cyclone Warning for Odisha Coast

As per the weather prediction and forecast by Indian Meteorological
Department, a Very Severe Cyclonic Storm with maximum sustained wind speed
of 175 to 185 KMPH (about 100 Knots) is likely to cross Odisha coast by
night of 12 October 2013.

In this regard vessels in the Port are requested to prepare themselves for
the cyclonic weather and in addition, they are also requested to take
following precautions:

1. In case it is required, vessels will be shifted to sea and will be
instructed to leave the Port Waters. Two hours notice will be given by the
Port Signal Station.

2. Vessels are requested to maintain VHF watch on Channel-16 with effect
from 0600 hours of 10 October 2013.

3. To carry out loading/discharging & ballasting/de-ballasting to maintain
a good draft for heavy weather sea condition.

4. Immobilization of Main Engines and major repairs to Generators, Mooring
Winches, Windlass etc. are not allowed til danger of cyclonic storm is
over.

5. Vessels will be required to be ready for shifting at two hours notice.
Hence, all the loose gears are to be kept lashed, bulk cargo to be trimmed,
slack tanks are to be topped up etc. well before and vessels have to be
stable & upright for heavy weather conditions.

6. To keep adequate fuel, fresh water and provisions for a period of at
least 10 days at sea.

7. To monitor the weather forecast issued by various agencies regularly and
take necessary precautions as required.

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

Source: Paradip Port Trust Circular dated 9 October 2013

DATE: October 10, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Marine Works east of River Trade Terminal

For approximately 12 months, marine works involving site investigation,
dredging, diving, reclamation and seawall construction will be carried out
[east of River Trade Terminal] within the area bounded by straight lines
joining the following co-ordinates (WGS84 Datum) from (A) to (I) and the
adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 21.969’N / 113 deg. 56.930’E
(B) 22 deg. 21.866’N / 113 deg. 56.995’E
(C) 22 deg. 21.477’N / 113 deg. 57.240’E
(D) 22 deg. 21.302’N / 113 deg. 57.196’E
(E) 22 deg. 21.309’N / 113 deg. 57.117’E
(F) 22 deg. 21.491’N / 113 deg. 56.991’E
(G) 22 deg. 21.560’N / 113 deg. 56.944’E
(H) 22 deg. 21.618’N / 113 deg. 56.904’E
(I) 22 deg. 21.632’N / 113 deg. 56.867’E

Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark
the boundary of the works area at co-ordinates (B) to (G).

The works will be carried out from a flotilla of vessels including jack-up
platforms, flat top barges, grab dredgers, hopper barges, dumb steel
lighters at various stages. Some tugs and some work boats 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 will be established around each
working vessel. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will
be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the working
vessels.

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 and keep
clear at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

(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.114 of 2013
dated 9 October 2013

DATE: October 10, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 10/10/2013
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GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
 MARKET PRICE UPDATE 10/10/2013

180 CST   380 CST   MGO MDO

  • Aberdeen                                         0         0         959.00
  • Aden                                             720.00    0  1, 095.00  0
  • Alexandria                                       730.00    700.00   1, 190.00  0
  • Amsterdam                                        600.00    578.00    899.00   0
  • Antwerp                                          613.00    586.00    915.50    0
  • Aqaba                                            0         730.00   1, 050.00  0
  • Bahrain                                          0         0    1, 066.50  0
  • Bergen                                           683.00    653.00    948.00    0
  • Busan                                            665.00    638.50    945.00   935.00
  • Cape Town                                        629.00    0         995.00   0
  • Colombo                                          657.00    660.00  1, 020.00  0
  • Dubai                                            650.00    615.00    895.00    0
  • Durban                                           615.00    0   1, 060.00  0
  • Falmouth                                         697.00    645.00    972.00    0
  • Fujairah                                         646.00    616.00    998.00    0
  • Gibraltar                                        668.50    631.50    977.50   0
  • Hong Kong                                        635.50    631.00    952.00    0
  • Houston                                          669.00    598.00    990.00   0
  • Istanbul                                         666.50    634.50    1, 005.50  0
  • Jeddah                                           680.00    660.00  1, 060.00  0
  • Kaohsiung                                        645.00    640.00   1, 015.00  1, 000.00
  • Kuwait                                           640.00    625.00   1, 040.00  0
  • Leith                                            0         0         999.00   0
  • Lerwick                                          0         0         978.00    0
  • Malta                                            696.00    668.50    968.50    0
  • Mumbai                                           637.50    631.50   1, 137.50
  • New York & New Jersey                            630.00    605.00    980.00
  • Panama                                           669.00    608.00    1, 020.00
  • Piraeus                                          680.50    651.50    970.00
  • Port Louis                                       725.00    0     1, 115.00  0
  • Port Said                                        730.00    665.00   1, 065.00  0
  • Qatar                                            0         0         980.00    0
  • Richards Bay                                     624.00    0     1, 070.00  0
  • Rio de Janeiro                                   625.00    602.00   1, 000.00  0
  • Rotterdam                                        609.50    584.00    920.00    0
  • Salalah                                          725.00    690.00   1, 140.00  0
  • Shanghai                                         661.50    639.50    1, 086.50  0
  • Sharjah                                          650.00    615.00    895.00      0
  • Singapore                                        616.00    608.00    919.00  0
  • St Petersburg                                    425.00    405.00    0     0
  • Stavanger                                        0         0         973.00    0
  • Suez                                             675.00    655.00  1, 055.00  0
  • Walvis Bay                                       690.00    0      1, 085.00  0
  • West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0         668.00    1, 010.00   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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