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Bunkering, Ports & Terminals — By on October 24, 2013 at 11:44 PM

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

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* United States, Houston, Texas – Port construction contract awarded
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Yacht Race from Hong Kong to Daya Bay
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Cheung Chau Typhoon Shelter submarine outfall
inspection works
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Works in Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter
* Philippines, all ports – Pilotage fees for foreign vessels
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 24/10/2013

DATE: October 24, 2013
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Houston, Texas
Port construction contract awarded

The Port Commission of the port of Houston has awarded a USD 1.3m
construction contract for a project that includes deepening channels and
berths at the Bayport & Barbours Cut container facilities to 45 feet to
match the depth of the Houston Ship Channel.

The project which includes demolition and removal of existing concrete and
steel building structures at multiple locations at the Turning Basin,
including asbestos abatement, security lighting, fencing and camera
relocation. These are part of a redevelopment plan for the Turning Basin
Terminal, which is expected to increase the value of the properties.

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

DATE: October 24, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Yacht Race from Hong Kong to Daya Bay

A yacht race from Hong Kong to Daya Bay in the Mainland will take place on
25 October 2013 (Friday). About 50 yachts are expected to participate in
the race.

The race will start in the vicinity of Steep Island, Sai Kung at 1000 hours
on 25 October 2013.

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the
vicinity should proceed with caution, giving practical consideration to
those contestants. Compliance with the provisions of the International
Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea, 1972 is mandatory.

(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.121 of 2013

DATE: October 24, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Cheung Chau Typhoon Shelter submarine outfall inspection works

Submarine Outfall Inspection Works
With immediate effect and for a period of approximately one week, submarine
outfall inspection works will be carried out within the area bounded by
straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
(A) 22º 12.764’N / 114º 00.940’E
(B) 22º 12.711’N / 114º 00.949’E
(C) 22º 12.700’N / 114º 00.876’E
(D) 22º 12.754’N / 114º 00.867’E

One work boat will carry out the works. One guard boat will provide
assistance.

A working area of approximately 25 metres around the work boat will be
established. The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1700 hours. The vessels
employed for the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of
works.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of
work.

Vessels engaged in the works 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.119 of 2013

DATE: October 24, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Marine Works in Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter

For approximately 10 months, marine works involving site investigation,
dredging operations, temporary reclamation, construction of temporary
seawall and construction of tunnel will be carried out in the following
areas in Causeway Bay Typhoon Shelter:

AREA 1:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates
(WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (I) and the adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22º 17.056’N / 114º 10.998’E
(B) 22º 17.064’N / 114º 11.019’E
(C) 22º 17.086’N / 114º 11.030’E
(D) 22º 17.068’N / 114º 11.071’E
(E) 22º 17.024’N / 114º 11.093’E
(F) 22º 17.017’N / 114º 11.084’E
(G) 22º 17.008’N / 114º 11.082’E
(H) 22º 16.987’N / 114º 11.033’E
(I) 22º 16.940’N / 114º 10.995’E

AREA 2:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates
(WGS 84 Datum) from (J) to (O) and the adjacent shoreline:
(J) 22º 17.198’N / 114º 11.334’E
(K) 22º 17.096’N / 114º 11.231’E
(L) 22º 17.147’N / 114º 11.181’E
(M) 22º 17.196’N / 114º 11.240’E
(N) 22º 17.199’N / 114º 11.253’E
(O) 22º 17.243’N / 114º 11.299’E

AREA 3:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates
(WGS 84 Datum) from (P) to (S) and the adjacent shoreline:
(P) 22º 17.084’N / 114º 11.300’E
(Q) 22º 17.128’N / 114º 11.331’E
(R) 22º 17.155’N / 114º 11.336’E
(S) 22º 17.163’N / 114º 11.346’E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including one grab
dredger, one backhoe pontoon, one flat top barge, two jack-up platforms,
two split hopper barges, three bucket pontoons and four derrick barges.
Some tugs and some guard 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 25 metres around the backhoe pontoon and
each jack-up platform will be established. Yellow flashing lights will be
installed at the four corners of the backhoe pontoon and each jack-up
platform to indicate their positions.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around the dredger and 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
dredger and the barges.

Several silt curtains extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be
established within the works areas. Each silt curtain is a large piece of
netting used to contain mud and sediments. Yellow markers fitted with
yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the extent of the silt
curtains.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 2300 hours. Vessels employed for the
works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the works 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.118 of 2013
dated 23 Ocotber 2013

DATE: October 24, 2013
COUNTRY: Philippines
PORT: all ports
Pilotage fees for foreign vessels

New rationalised pilotage fees for foreign vessels have come into effect at
ports in the Philippines since 18 October.

According to the Philippines Port Authority
PPA Memorandum Order No.22 of 2013, the negotiated rationalized Pilotage
Fees are as follows:

GROSS TONNAGE: Up to 5, 000
RATIONALISED RATES: USD 110.00

GROSS TONNAGE: 5, 000-10, 000
RATIONALISED RATES: USD 170.00

GROSS TONNAGE: 10, 001-15, 000
RATIONALISED RATES: USD 218.00

GROSS TONNAGE: 15, 001-20, 000
RATIONALISED RATES: USD 285.00

GROSS TONNAGE: 20, 001-30, 000
RATIONALISED RATES: USD 335.00

GROSS TONNAGE: 30, 001-40, 000
RATIONALISED RATES: USD 479.17

GROSS TONNAGE: 40, 001-60, 000
RATIONALISED RATES: USD 555.83

GROSS TONNAGE: 60, 001-80, 000
RATIONALISED RATES: USD 616.00

GROSS TONNAGE: 80, 001-100, 000
RATIONALISED RATES: USD 690.67

GROSS TONNAGE: 100, 001-120, 000
RATIONALISED RATES: USD 746.67

GROSS TONNAGE: 120, 001-130, 000
RATIONALISED RATES: USD 802.67

GROSS TONNAGE: 130, 001-140, 000
RATIONALISED RATES: USD 858.67

GROSS TONNAGE: Over 140, 000
RATIONALISED RATES: USD 0.05 for every excess tonnage

For information about oeprations in the Philippines contact GAC Philippines
at philippines@gac.com

DATE: October 24, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 24/10/2013
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GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 24/10/2013

180 CST   380 CST   MGO  MDO

Aberdeen                                         0         0         971.00  0

Aden                                             720.00    0  1, 095.00  0

Alexandria                                       0         0
1, 200.00  0

Amsterdam                                        601.00    578.00    909.00 0

Antwerp                                          613.00    585.00    917.00 0

Aqaba                                            0         730.00   1, 050.00  0

Bahrain                                          0         0 1, 052.00  0

Bergen                                           678.00    649.00    977.00  0

Busan                                            663.00    639.00    940.00  930.00

Cape Town                                        639.00    0         972.00  0

Colombo                                          660.00    662.00   1, 018.00  0

Dubai                                            645.00    615.00    880.00  0

Durban                                           625.00    0  1, 050.00  0

Falmouth                                         697.00    645.00    972.00   0

Fujairah                                         654.00    624.00    994.00   0

Gibraltar                                        669.50    633.50    975.50  0

Hong Kong                                        629.50    620.50    946.50  0

Houston                                          665.00    596.00    975.00   0

Istanbul                                         660.50    630.50   1, 007.50  0

Jeddah                                           680.00    660.00  1, 060.00  0

Kaohsiung                                        653.00    641.00   1, 010.00  995.00

Kuwait                                           629.00    623.00    994.00   0

Leith                                            0         0   1, 003.00  0

Lerwick                                          0         0         978.00   0

Malta                                            699.50    671.50    969.50  0

Mumbai                                           645.50    639.50   1, 140.50  0

New York & New Jersey                            635.00    610.00    980.00   0

Panama                                           670.00    610.00   1, 025.00  0

Piraeus                                          688.50    659.50    974.50  0

Port Louis                                       714.00    0         0   0

Port Said                                        730.00    660.00  1, 065.00  0

Qatar                                            0         0         960.00   0

Richards Bay                                     635.00    0   1, 060.00  0

Rio de Janeiro                                   616.50    597.00   1, 000.00  0

Rotterdam                                        612.00    584.00    917.00   0

Salalah                                          720.00    675.00    1, 150.00  0

Shanghai                                         665.50    643.00   1, 073.50  0

Sharjah                                          645.00    615.00    880.00   0

Singapore                                        621.00    612.00    933.00   0

St Petersburg                                    436.50    416.00    0   0

Stavanger                                        0         0         981.00   0

Suez                                             675.00    655.00   1, 055.00  0

Walvis Bay                                       710.00    0   1, 110.00  0

West Africa OFFSHORE–FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0   660.00 1, 000.00 0

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