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Bunkering, Inland Waterways, Labour Disputes, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes, Weather — By on February 4, 2014 at 8:02 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* France, Fos – National strike called: possible disruption to tanker ops
* France, Fos – Union calls terminal staff to stop work at end of shift
* United States, Delaware River – Ice Condition II: Removal of horsepower
restrictions
* United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – River closed to traffic
* India, Dahej – Maintenance work at jetty
* Mexico, all ports – Pilotage tariffs increased
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 03/02/2014

DATE: February 04, 2014
COUNTRY: France
PORT: Fos
National strike called: possible disruption to tanker ops

French trade unions have called for a 24 hour national strike from 0600
hours on Thursday (6 February) until 0600 hours on 7 February.

If workers at the Fluxel oil terminal at Fos and Lavera participate in the
strike (to be decided by each working shift ), delays can be expected for
tankers alongside for loading and/or discharging.

For information about operations at French ports contact the GAC UK Hub
Agency Centre at hub.gb@gac.com

DATE: February 04, 2014
COUNTRY: France
PORT: Fos
Union calls terminal staff to stop work at end of shift

Tanker operations at Fos and Lavera Fluxel oil terminal may be interrupted
today (4 February), following the call by CGT (Confederation generale du
travail – France’s General Confederation of Labour) for terminal employees
to stop work for one hour each end of their shift.

The stoppage is subject to each working shift decision.

If the stoppage goes ahead, operations may be interrupted as follows:
- from 13.00 to 14.00 hrs today
- from 21.00 to 22.00 hrs today
- from 05.00 to 06.00 hrs tomorrow (5 February)

For information about operations at French ports contact the GAC UK Hub
Agency Centre at hub.gb@gac.com

DATE: February 04, 2014
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Delaware River
Ice Condition II: Removal of horsepower restrictions

The Captain of the Port (COTP) Delaware Bay is notifying mariners that Ice
Condition II has been modified to lift horsepower restrictions in the C&D
Canal. There is no longer a minimum horsepower requirement for vessels.
Steel hull restrictions remain in effect.

All masters, ship agents and owners and operators of all vessels, marine
facilitieis and marinas should review and adhere to the following Ice
Conditions II procedures for the Delaware River and its tributaries, the
Delaware Bay, and NJ and DE coasts:

* Only steel hull vessels may operate in the Delaware River north of Reedy
Point, in the Schuylkill River, in the Salem River, and within the
Chesapeake and Delaware (C&D) Canal

* Vessels should be able to maneiver unassisted through the ice wihtout
needing to stop, back off and ram the ice

* Vessel moorings should be checked frequently to ensure the vessel is
adequately moored

* Vessels at anchor should maintain their engines on standby at all times
when ice is present

* Vessel sea chests should be checked regularly for ice buildup and
precautions should be taken to ensure that the sea chests are kept clear

* Vessels at anchor should ensure that proper bridge watches are stood at
all times

* The COTP Delaware Bay may establish additional requirements for specific
geographic areas of the COTP Zone if conditions warrant such restrictions

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

Source: U.S. Coast Guard. Sector Delaware Bay, Marine Safety Information
BUlletin # 13-14 dated 4 February 2014

DATE: February 04, 2014
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Mississippi River, Louisiana
River closed to traffic

Due to low visibility, the Lower Mississippi River at Algiers Point was
closed to all traffic at 0345 hours local time today (4 February).

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

DATE: February 04, 2014
COUNTRY: India
PORT: Dahej
Maintenance work at jetty

The proposed schedule for maintenance work at GCPTCL Terminal (Gujarat
Chemical Port Terminal Co. Ltd.), Dahej, is as follows:

MAINTENANCE
No. of days: 4
Duration: 22-25 Feb
Jetty shutdown duration: 4 days

TERMINAL AVAILABLE FOR OPERATION
No. of days: 5
Duration: 26 Feb-2 Mar
Jetty shutdown duration: NIL

MAINTENANCE
No. of days: 5
Duration: 3-7 Mar
Jetty shutdown duration: 5 days

TERMINAL AVAILABLE FOR OPERATION
No. of days: 5
Duration: 8-12 Mar
Jetty shutdown duration: NIL

MAINTENANCE
No. of days: 5
Duration: 13-17 Mar
Jetty shutdown duration: 5 days

TERMINAL AVAILABLE FOR OPERATION
No. of days: 5
Duration: 18-22 Mar
Jetty shutdown duration: NIL

MAINTENANCE
No. of days: 5
Duration: 23-27 Mar
Jetty shutdown duration: 5 days

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

DATE: February 04, 2014
COUNTRY: Mexico
PORT: all ports
Pilotage tariffs increased

Beginning February 1, 2014, the Mexican pilotage tariff has been increased
nationwide.

The increases at Coatzacoalcos (Pajaritos), Dos Bocas, Cayo Arcas Salina
Cruz, Tampico, Madero, Altamira and Tuxpan are as follows:

COATZA PAJARITOS
- Previous Tariff: (Factor x GRT): 0.313
- New Tariff (Factor x GRT): 0.325
- Percentage increase: 3.83%

DOS BOCAS
- Previous Tariff: (Factor x GRT): 0.268
- New Tariff (Factor x GRT): 0.279
- Percentage increase: 4.10%

CAYO ARCAS
- Previous Tariff: (Factor x GRT): 0.274
- New Tariff (Factor x GRT): 0.285
- Percentage increase: 4.01%

SALINA CRUZ
- Previous Tariff: (Factor x GRT): 0.198
- New Tariff (Factor x GRT): 0.206
- Percentage increase: 4.04%

SALINA CRUZ BERTH 9
- Previous Tariff: (Factor x GRT): 0.373
- New Tariff (Factor x GRT): 0.388
- Percentage increase: 4,02%

TAMPICO MADERO
- Previous Tariff: (Factor x GRT): 0.313
- New Tariff (Factor x GRT): 0.325
- Percentage increase: 3.83%

ALTAMIRA
- Previous Tariff: (Factor x GRT): 0.285
- New Tariff (Factor x GRT): 0.296
- Percentage increase: 3.8%

TUXPAN
- Previous Tariff: (Factor x GRT): 0.268
- New Tariff (Factor x GRT): 0.279
- Percentage increase: 4.10%

Cayo Arcas stand by fees increased 45.61 % – from MX$ 323.80 x hr to MX$
471.50 x hr

As per authorities communication this tariff will be increased again on
February 1, 2015.

For information about operations in Mexico contact GAC-Tomas Ruiz at
gac-tomasruiz.mexico@gac.com

DATE: February 04, 2014
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 03/02/2014

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 03/02/2014

                        180 CST   380 CST   MGO         MDO

Aberdeen                0         0         567.00      0

Aden                    730.00    0         1,115.00    0

Alexandria              750.00    0         1,170.00    0

Amsterdam               589.00    567.00    889.00      0

Antwerp                 593.00    564.00    904.00      0

Aqaba                   0         705.00    1,055.00    0

Bahrain                 0         0         1,038.00    0

Barrow                  0         0         1,010.00    0

Bergen                  673.00    646.00    945.00      0

Busan                   678.50    650.00    956.50      946.50

Cape Town               641.00    0         975.00      0

Colombo                 660.00    655.00    1,025.00    0

Dubai                   640.00    620.00    910.00      0

Durban                  617.00    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                630.00    621.00    987.00      0

Gibraltar               696.50    654.50    956.50      0

Grangemouth             0         0         582.00      0

Harwich                 0         0         1,045.00    0

Hong Kong               640.50    633.50    946.00      0

Houston                 655.00    585.00    990.00      0

Immingham               0         0         985.00      0

Invergordon             0         0         1,010.00    0

Istanbul                654.50    621.50    978.50      0

Jeddah                  690.00    670.00    1,070.00    0

Kaohsiung               668.00    656.00    1,040.00    1,025.00

Kuwait                  630.00    620.50    986.50      0

Leith                   0         0         585.00      0

Lerwick                 0         0         589.00      0

Malta                   733.50    698.50    936.50      0

Mersey                  0         0         572.00      0

Milford Haven           0         0         1,027.00    0

Mumbai                  639.50    629.50    1,170.50    0

New York & New Jersey   660.00    605.00    985.00      0

Panama                  660.00    595.00    1,035.00    0

Piraeus                 707.50    682.50    955.50      0

Plymouth                0         0         1,035.00    0

Port Louis              714.00    0         1,072.00    0

Port Said               750.00    675.00    1,065.00    0

Qatar                   0         0         960.00      0

Richards Bay            627.00    0         1,057.00    0

Rio de Janeiro          624.00    600.00    1,020.00    0

Rotterdam               593.00    564.00    904.00      0

Salalah                 715.00    665.00    1,100.00    0

Shanghai                668.50    648.50    1,059.50    0

Sharjah                 640.00    620.00    910.00      0

Singapore               635.00    625.00    935.00      0

Sohar                   0         634.00    1,020.00    0

St Petersburg           405.50    385.50    0           0

Stavanger               0         0         959.00      0

Suez                    685.00    675.00    1,065.00    0

Walvis Bay              0         0         1,038.00    0

West Africa OFFSHORE    0         675.00    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.

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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