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Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on December 4, 2013 at 9:57 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* South Africa, all ports – Increased SAMSA levies in force
* India, Cochin – Oil terminal draft increased
* Australia, Port Kembla – Pilotage fees to increase
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 04/12/2013

DATE: December 04, 2013
COUNTRY: South Africa
PORT: all ports
Increased SAMSA levies in force

South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) levies and direct user
charges have been adjusted by 5.3%.

SAMSA last increased its levies and charges in 2009.

For information about operations in South Africa contact GAC South Africa
at shipping.capetown@gac.com

DATE: December 04, 2013
COUNTRY: India
PORT: Cochin
Oil terminal draft increased

The draft at Cochin Oil Terminal is increased to 12.5 metres, with effect
from 1 December 2013.

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

Source: Cochin Port Trust Circular No.DC/Draft/COT/2013

DATE: December 04, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Port Kembla
Pilotage fees to increase

As a direct result of customer feedback, the PKPC [Port Kembla Port
Corporation] Board of Directors has recently approved increasing the number
of Marine Pilots from a total of 7 to a total of 9. While it will take some
time to train the new Pilots, this initiative will ensure the efficient
management of the waterside operations of the Port into the future….

….the Directors of the Port Kembla Port Corporation have resolved to
increase the following fees in relation to Pilotage services, effective
from 1 January 2014:

PILOTAGE FEE
to be increased by 2O% per Gross Registered Tonne. For most users this will
result, on average, in an increase in real dollar terms of $600 per
pilotage movement;

PILOTAGE REMOVAL FEE
the existing rebate of 50% of the full Pilotage fee will no longer apply.
Pilotage removals will be charged at the full Pilotage rate.

MINIMUM PILOTAGE CHARGE
to be to be increased from a minimum of only $182.4351 to a minimum of
$1050. This charge is calculated to recover base costs of one hour of Pilot
wages and on-costs, Pilot Boat including wages of crew (plus depreciation,
fuel, maintenance and on-costs) and Vessel Traffic lnformation Centre wages
and on-costs.

DEFERMENT OF PILOTAGE CHARGE
to be increased from a minimum of only $182.4351 to 75% of the full
Pilotage Fee, if cancellation is made within 2 hours of the scheduled Pilot
on-board time. No charge will be made if the cancellation is due to weather
or other unforeseen event, at the discretion of the Harbour Master.

NEW FEE
Because of the costs involved in rescheduling staff when amendments are
made to an original booking, it has been decided to introduce a new Booking
Amendment Fee as follows:

There will continue to be no charge for the first pilotage booking made in
the PKPC Shipping scheduling system. A new charge will be introduced,
however, for booking amendments – $50 for the first and $100 for each
subsequent booking amendment.

Port Kembla Port Corporation has determined that these changes, while
regrettable, are absolutely necessary to ensure a continuous 2417 pilotage
service is maintained and that the financial viability of the business is
continued. ln accordance with clause 80(2Xb) of the Ports and Maritime
Administration Act 1995, notice of these changes and a revised pricing
schedule of PKPC port charges will be published in a prominent position in
a publicly accessible area of the Corporation’s website.

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

Source: Port Kembla Port Corporate letter dated 4 December 2013

DATE: December 04, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 04/12/2013

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 04/12/2013

180 CST      380 CST         MGO       MDO

Aberdeen                            0               0           595.00       0

Aden                              720.00         0         1,095.00     0

Alexandria                         0               0         1,175.00     0

Amsterdam                  593.00   565.00    866.00       0

Antwerp                        619.00    584.50    927.00       0

Aqaba                                  0          727.00   1,045.00    0

Bahrain                               0               0          1,089.00     0

Barrow                                0               0           996.00        0

Bergen                          711.00    683.00     987.00       0

Busan                            685.00    665.00    990.00   980.00

Cape Town                  631.00          0          979.00       0

Colombo                     650.00    655.00    1,020.00    0

Dubai                           640.00     630.00     900.00     0

Durban                       612.00            0          1,050.00   0

Falmouth                   697.00     645.00     972.00      0

Fawley                              0                  0           969.00       0

Felixstowe                      0                  0          1,041.00     0

Fujairah                     622.00     612.00      995.00       0

Gibraltar                   685.50      648.50       982.50      0

Grangemouth               0                  0          1,004.00     0

Harwich                          0                  0          1,032.00     0

Hong Kong              628.00      622.50      971.00       0

Houston                   675.00     605.00      995.00       0

Immingham                  0                 0             972.00      0

Invergordon                 0                 0            992.00       0

Istanbul                  673.50      643.50     1,015.50      0

Jeddah                    670.00     650.00     1,050.00     0

Kaohsiung             660.00     655.00      1,060.00    1,045.00

Kuwait                            0          615.00        994.00        0

Leith                                0               0            1,011.00      0

Lerwick                          0                0             610.00         0

Malta                      707.50     678.50       971.50         0

Mersey                          0               0              986.00         0

Milford Haven              0               0            1,022.00       0

Mumbai                 634.50     627.50     1,181.50        0

New York & New Jersey     647.00      620.00      980.00     0

Panama                 680.00     620.00     1,040.00      0

Piraeus                  702.50     673.50      975.50          0

Plymouth                   0                  0           1,025.00       0

Port Louis            712.00            0           1,042.00      0

Port Said              750.00     670.00      1,070.00    0

Qatar                           0                  0            960.00         0

Richards Bay      622.00           0            1,060.00     0

Rio de Janeiro   629.00     605.00      1,020.00     0

Rotterdam          621.00      581.00       927.00       0

Salalah                  705.00    655.00      1,120.00     0

Shanghai            680.00      665.00      1,100.50     0

Sharjah               640.00      630.00       900.00      0

Singapore          612.00       604.00       950.00      0

St Petersburg    470.50     450.50             0              0

Stavanger                 0                 0              995.00       0

Suez                      685.00     660.00      1,070.00    0

Walvis Bay         682.00           0             1,045.00     0

West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA    0     645.00     995.00     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
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Americas: bunker.us@gac.com
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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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