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Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on January 22, 2014 at 10:35 PM

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

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – Laying of spoil pipeline
* Indonesia, all ports – Security tariff
* Thailand, Bangkok – Business as usual, despite State of Emergency
* Australia, Newcastle – Bunkering at PWCS
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 22/01/2014

DATE: January 22, 2014
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Mississippi River, Louisiana
Laying of spoil pipeline

The DREDGE GAZAP is setting up a spoil pipeline in the Lower Mississippi
River from Pilottown, MM 1.9 AHP, to Cubit’s Gap, MM 2.8 AHP, until 26
January.

All mariners are requested to transit at their slowest safe speed to
minimize wake, and use caution when transiting within the area.

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

DATE: January 22, 2014
COUNTRY: Indonesia
PORT: all ports
Security tariff

Indonesian port operator Nipa has advised that new security tariff have
come into effect, and from 1 February payment of the same must be paid in
full, in USD, by bank transfer.

For further details and information about operations at Indonesian ports
contact PT Andhika GAC at shipping.indonesia@gac.com

DATE: January 22, 2014
COUNTRY: Thailand
PORT: Bangkok
Business as usual, despite State of Emergency

Operations at Bangkok’s ports and airports are continuing as normal and
without any disruption, despite the announcement this week that a State of
Emergency has been imposed.

The ruling allows the police and security forces to take action – if
necessary – by introducing measures such as travel restrictions and
curfews. However, to date, apart from some isolated incidents the largely
peaceful nature of protests being staged in the city has not necessitated
such action.

There are currently seven main points throughout Bangkok where protests are
being held, and where the roads are blocked to prevent any vehicles
passing. The road blocks are only in limited areas, however, and so far
have had no impact of GAC’s operations.

Further, the Customs Department is functioning as before, as are all
airports and seaports.

GAC Thailand is monitoring the situation and will provide updates if and
when conditions change.

For information about operations in Thailand contact GAC Thailand at
shipping.thailand@gac.com

DATE: January 22, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Newcastle
Bunkering at PWCS

Port Waratah Coal Services (PWCS) has advised that bunkering at the
terminal is viewed as an exceptional event. Vessels should not rely on PWCS
to undertake bunkering activities.

Whilst there is some provision for bunkering, the terminal will only
consider this is exceptional, emergency circumstances. As such PWCS should
be considered as a non-bunkering terminal and owners/operators should plan
voyages accordingly.

Vessels are advised to plan ahead to avoid the need to bunker at PWCS
Terminals.

If an exceptional event does occur where a vessel/vessel agent is required
to seek authorisation from the relevant PWCS Terminal Superintendent prior
to the berthing, please ensure you have the follow details to provide to
the superintendent:
1. Nature of the bunkering activity.
2. Product is being bunkered.
3. Date & time activity expected to take place.
4. Who is expected to carry out the bunkering (Company and Individual),
with confirmation of the company and individuals’ induction status.

It should also be noted that NCIG in Newcastle also does not allow bunkers
at their berths. This means that all coal berths in the Port of Newcastle
no longer permit vessels to take bunkers whilst alongside.

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

DATE: January 22, 2014
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 22/01/2014

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 22/01/2014

                        180 CST   380 CST   MGO         MDO

Aberdeen                0         0         565.00      0

Aden                    730.00    0         1, 115.00    0

Alexandria              760.00    0         1, 200.00    0

Amsterdam               589.00    567.00    889.00      0

Antwerp                 594.00    567.00    881.00      0

Aqaba                   0         705.00    1, 055.00    0

Bahrain                 0         0         1, 040.00    0

Barrow                  0         0         1, 010.00    0

Bergen                  653.00    625.00    934.00      0

Busan                   680.00    650.00    955.00      945.00

Cape Town               639.00    0         964.00      0

Colombo                 655.00    650.00    1, 025.00    0

Dubai                   640.00    620.00    885.00      0

Durban                  618.00    0         1, 047.00    0

Falmouth                672.00    625.00    989.00      0

Fawley                  0         0         984.00      0

Felixstowe              0         0         1, 058.00    0

Fujairah                640.00    627.50    990.00      0

Gibraltar               676.50    634.50    958.50      0

Grangemouth             0         0         583.00      0

Harwich                 0         0         1, 045.00    0

Hong Kong               642.50    630.50    952.00      0

Houston                 650.00    580.00    970.00      0

Immingham               0         0         985.00      0

Invergordon             0         0         1, 010.00    0

Istanbul                641.50    608.50    972.50      0

Jeddah                  690.00    670.00    1, 070.00    0

Kaohsiung               662.00    652.00    1, 035.00    1, 020.00

Kuwait                  639.00    627.00    989.00      0

Leith                   0         0         585.00      0

Lerwick                 0         0         590.00      0

Malta                   720.50    685.50    942.50      0

Mersey                  0         0         572.00      0

Milford Haven           0         0         1, 027.00    0

Mumbai                  637.50    625.50    1, 179.50    0

New York & New Jersey   635.00    585.00    970.00      0

Panama                  640.00    580.00    1, 025.00    0

Piraeus                 680.50    655.50    942.50      0

Plymouth                0         0         1, 035.00    0

Port Louis              726.00    0         1, 075.00    0

Port Said               760.00    665.00    1, 070.00    0

Qatar                   0         0         960.00      0

Richards Bay            627.00    0         1, 063.00    0

Rio de Janeiro          616.00    592.00    1, 020.00    0

Rotterdam               590.00    568.00    892.00      0

Salalah                 715.00    660.00    1, 085.00    0

Shanghai                672.50    653.50    1, 057.50    0

Sharjah                 640.00    620.00    885.00      0

Singapore               610.00    595.00    907.00      0

St Petersburg           420.50    400.50    0           0

Stavanger               0         0         949.00      0

Suez                    680.00    665.00    1, 065.00    0

Walvis Bay              680.00    0         1, 036.00    0

West Africa OFFSHORE    620.00    660.00    980.00      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.

GAC is the world’s leading provider of services and solutions for the
global Shipping, Logistics and Marine industries.

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