Hot Port News from GAC

Bunkering, Ports & Terminals — By on November 25, 2013 at 11:59 PM

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

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Angola, Soyo – New lighthouse established
* India, Pirpau – New draft after dregding
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Submarine outfall inspection off River Trade
Terminal
* Singapore, all ports – Rebate scheme for vessels handling transhipment
vehicles
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 25/11/2013

DATE: November 25, 2013
COUNTRY: Angola
PORT: Soyo
New lighthouse established

A new lighthouse has been erected on Ponta de Padrao displaying the
following characteristics:

Charted Position: 06° 04′ 40″S / 012° 19′ 53″E

The tower is painted in red & white horizontal bands.

Light Characteristic: Fl.G.4s15m11M
Light Sequence: Flash 1 second Darkness 3 seconds

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

Source: Soyo Maritime Authority Safety Notice No.24/2013

DATE: November 25, 2013
COUNTRY: India
PORT: Pirpau
New draft after dregding

Following pocket dredging last week, the draft at Old Pirpau’s OPP Berth is
now 6.5 metres.

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

DATE: November 25, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Submarine outfall inspection off River Trade Terminal
—————
From 26 November 2013 and for approximately one week, submarine outfall
inspection works will be carried out off the River Trade Terminal, Urmston
Road, 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. 21.308′N / 113 deg. 56.184′E
(B) 22 deg. 21.285′N / 113 deg. 56.237′E
(C) 22 deg. 20.874′N / 113 deg. 56.026′E
(D) 22 deg. 20.897′N / 113 deg. 55.973′E

AREA 2:
This area is bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates
(WGS 84 Datum) from (E) to (H):
(E) 22 deg. 21.627′N / 113 deg. 56.348′E
(F) 22 deg. 21.603′N / 113 deg. 56.401′E
(G) 22 deg. 21.530′N / 113 deg. 56.363′E
(H) 22 deg. 21.554′N / 113 deg. 56.310′E

One work boat will carry out the works. Two guard boats 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 areas outside the hours
of work.

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 areas.

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

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notices No.141 of
2013

DATE: November 25, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: all ports
Rebate scheme for vessels handling transhipment vehicles

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore have announced a ports dues
rebate for vessels handling transhipment vehicles, valid for three years
fro 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2016.

According to its Marine Circular No.12 of 2013, this follows the review and
reviison of the scheme which aims to encourage the growth in the vehicle
transhipment business in Singapore. The revised scheme will be reviewed
again in
2016.

Under the revised scheme, port dues rebate will be granted to vehicle
carrier operators’ vessels handling transshipment vehicles in Singapore
with a port stay of not more than 5 days as follows:

a. Less than 10,000 transhipped vehicles in Singapore per year: 10% port
dues rebate if a minimum compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of
5% over base year (3 year average from 2011 to 2013) is achieved. No rebate
if growth condition is not met.

b. Between 10,000 and 200,000 transhipped vehicles in Singapore per year:
20% port dues rebate if a minimum CAGR of 2% over base year (3 year average
from 2011 to 2013) is achieved; otherwise 10% port dues rebate.

c. More than 200,000 transhipped vehicles in Singapore per year: 20% port
dues rebate if positive CAGR over base year (3 year average from 2011 to
2013) is achieved; otherwise 10% port dues rebate.

The vehicle carrier operator will not be entitled to the rebate during any
year that it does not fulfill the conditions of the scheme. MPA will not
impose penalty charges or clawback of rebate(s) paid in earlier year(s)
where the vehicle carrier operator fulfilled the conditions of the scheme.

Vehicle carrier operators that fulfill the conditions of the scheme for the
year under review should complete and submit the attached application form
to MPA by 30 April of the following year (i.e. the application for year
2014 should be submitted by 30 April 2015 and so on).

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

DATE: November 25, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 25/11/2013
—————
GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 25/11/2013

180 CST   380 CST   MGO MDO

  • Aberdeen                                         0         0         978.00  0
  • Aden                                             720.00    0   1,095.00  0
  • Alexandria                                 750.00    0  1,200.00  0
  • Amsterdam                                593.00    565.00    866.00   0
  • Antwerp                                      608.00    578.00    910.00   0
  • Aqaba                                            0         727.00   1,045.00  0
  • Bahrain                                         0         0     1,070.00  0
  • Barrow                                          0         0         981.00   0
  • Bergen                                         677.00    650.00    965.00   0
  • Busan                                           680.00    660.00    960.00   950.00
  • Cape Town                                637.00    0         984.00   0
  • Colombo                                     650.00    650.00   1,020.00  0
  • Dubai                                            645.00    630.00    920.00   0
  • Durban                                         615.00    0   1,060.00  0
  • Falmouth                                     697.00    645.00    972.00   0
  • Fawley                                             0         0         966.00   0
  • Felixstowe                                      0         0    1,014.00  0
  • Fujairah                                       627.50    620.50    994.50    0
  • Gibraltar                                     675.50    638.50    965.50   0
  • Grangemouth                               0         0         999.00    0
  • Harwich                                          0         0    1,026.00  0
  • Hong Kong                                 620.50    615.50    953.00     0
  • Houston                                       650.00    580.00    960.00     0
  • Immingham                                   0         0         966.00    0
  • Invergordon                                  0         0         983.00    0
  • Istanbul                                       662.50    632.50    995.50    0
  • Jeddah                                         675.00    655.00    1,060.00  0
  • Kaohsiung                                  651.00    642.00    1,025.00  1,010.00
  • Kuwait                                          627.00    620.00    994.00     0
  • Leith                                                0         0    1,007.00  0
  • Lerwick                                          0         0         979.00    0
  • Malta                                           705.50    675.50    950.50    0
  • Mersey                                           0         0         972.00    0
  • Milford Haven                            0         0        1,023.00  0
  • Mumbai                                      633.00    627.50    1,180.00  0
  • New York & New Jersey     625.00    598.00    955.00    0
  • Panama                                       650.00    600.00    1,015.00  0
  • Piraeus                                        691.50    662.50    955.50     0
  • Plymouth                                        0         0     1,027.00  0
  • Port Louis                                   723.00    0    1,165.00  0
  • Port Said                                     750.00    670.00    1,065.00  0
  • Qatar                                                 0         0         960.00    0
  • Richards Bay                             625.00    0     1,070.00  0
  • Rio de Janeiro                           630.00    605.00   1,020.00  0
  • Rotterdam                                  607.00    575.00    910.50      0
  • Salalah                                          695.00    646.00   1,115.00  0
  • Shanghai                                      674.50    651.50    1,100.50  0
  • Sharjah                                         645.00    630.00    920.00    0
  • Singapore                                    612.00    604.00    924.00    0
  • St Petersburg                            455.50    435.50    0    0
  • Stavanger                                        0         0         972.00    0
  • Suez                                               680.00    655.00    1,065.00  0
  • Walvis Bay                                 690.00    0    1,075.00  0
  • West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0         660.00    1,000.00    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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