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Bunkering, Canals, Construction, Inland Waterways, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on February 11, 2014 at 8:20 PM

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

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock chamber closure for repairs
* United States, Delaware River – Ben Franklin Bridge construction works
* India, Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT) – Partial shut-down of container terminal
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Dredging at Kwai Chung Container Terminal 3
* Singapore, Singapore – Soil investigation work off Temasek Fairway
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 11/02/2014

DATE: February 11, 2014
COUNTRY: Germany
PORT: Kiel Canal
Lock chamber closure for repairs

The Kiel Canal Authorities have announced that the New Big South Lock
Chamber at Kiel-Holtenau
will be out of service for repairs from 08:00 until about 14:30 hours
tomorrow (12 February).

The New Big North Lock Chamber and the North Lock Chamber Old Locks will
remain in service.

(For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency
Center at hub.gb@gac.com)

Source: Sartori & Berger – GAC agent, Germany

DATE: February 11, 2014
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Delaware River
Ben Franklin Bridge construction works

On behalf of the Delaware River Port Authority, Iron Bridge Constructors,
Inc. began a year long PATCO track rehabilitation project on the Ben
Franklin Bridge this Monday (February 10).

The project will involve the complete removal of all track components over
the bridge, steel rehabilitation, cleaning/painting and track
reconstruction. Valued at just over $100 million, this project will ensure
the safe and reliable performance of the PATCO system over the river for
the next 30+ years.

Details of the project, as it pertains to navigation, are as follows:

- The entire length beneath the bridge will have 3 feet of reduced vertical
clearance through May 2015, except over the 800 ft. navigable channel where
the vertical clearance will be reduced by 2 feet from cinching-up the
cable/platform. This cinching up process will be possible with a 48 hour
advanced notice.

- April and May 2014 (60 day rail outage) the 800 ft. navigable channel
will have 3 feet reduced vertical clearance.

- August and September 2014 (60 day rail outage) the 800 ft. navigable
channel will have 3 feet reduced vertical clearance.

The Mariners’ Advisory Committee has been working with Delaware River Port
Authority, Iron Bridge Constructors, the Pilots’ Association, as well as
both District Five and Sector Delaware Bay of the United States Coast Guard
to mitigate the impact of the project on commerce and to ensure the safety
of vessels transiting underneath the bridge.

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

DATE: February 11, 2014
COUNTRY: India
PORT: Jawaharlal Nehru Port (JNPT)
Partial shut-down of container terminal

The container terminal at India’s largest port of Nhava Sheva, also known
as Jawajarlal Nehru Port near Mumbai, will be partially shut down for six
weeks from the beginning of March to install new harbour cranes.

The work in expected to impact normal operating conditions alongside the
main container berth and the shallow draft berth. Normal operations are
expected to recommence in early May.

The port authority will not be in a position to operate at full capacity,
but are making arrangements with affected vessel operators to find
alternate solutions.

Shipping lines have been advised to reroute ships to other Indian west
coast ports, including Mundra, Pipavav or Hazira.

There are two other terminals working in Nhava Sheva, the NSICT and HTI,
which are fully working at this time. Customers may plan shipments on
vessels calling at those temrinals during this period. Carriers are also
finding alternate options to get the window/berth at either of these
terminals.

Nhava Sheva port recorded container throughput of three million TEU in
2013, equivalent to more than half of India’s total box volume.

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

DATE: February 11, 2014
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Dredging at Kwai Chung Container Terminal 3

For approximately 2 months, dredging operations will be carried out [at
Kwai Chung Container Terminal 3] within the area bounded by straight lines
joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the
adjacent shoreline:
(A) 22 deg. 20.419′N / 114 deg. 07.359′E
(B) 22 deg. 20.403′N / 114 deg. 07.303′E
(C) 22 deg. 20.612′N / 114 deg. 07.232′E
(D) 22 deg. 20.629′N / 114 deg. 07.288′E

The works will be carried out from a grab dredger. One work boat, two tug
boats and three split-hopper barges will assist in the works. The number of
vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit
operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around the grab dredger will be
established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be
laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the grab dredger.

The works will normally be carried out round-the-clock.

The vessels engaged in the operations 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.20 of 2014

DATE: February 11, 2014
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Soil investigation work off Temasek Fairway

From 12 February to 12 August, soil investigation works will be carried out
on side of Jurong Island, off Temasek Fairway.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine
Notice No. 22 of 2014 dated 10 February 2014, the works will be conducted
24 hours daily – including Sundays and Public Holidays – within the working
area which is divided into 3 sectors and bounded by the following
co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

SECTOR ’1′
1) 1⁰ 16.499′N / 103⁰ 39.558′E
2) 1⁰ 16.417′N / 103⁰ 39.617′E
3) 1⁰ 16.263′N / 103⁰ 39.399′E
13) 1⁰ 16.142′N / 103⁰ 39.228′E
14) 1⁰ 16.333′N / 103⁰ 39.362′E
15) 1⁰ 16.433′N / 103⁰ 39.440′E
16) 1⁰ 16.061′N / 103⁰ 39.496′E

SECTOR ’1a’
3) 1⁰ 16.263′N / 103⁰ 39.399′E
4) 1⁰ 16.205′N / 103⁰ 39.329′E
5) 1⁰ 16.174′N / 103⁰ 39.303′E
6) 1⁰ 16.147′N / 103⁰ 39.287′E
7) 1⁰ 16.109′N / 103⁰ 39.271′E
12) 1⁰ 16.082′N / 103⁰ 39.228′E
13) 1⁰ 16.142′N / 103⁰ 39.228′E

SECTOR ‘1b’
7) 1⁰ 16.109′N / 103⁰ 39.271′E
8) 1⁰ 16.069′N / 103⁰ 39.263′E
9) 1⁰ 16.040′N / 103⁰ 39.262′E
10) 1⁰ 16.010′N / 103⁰ 39.263′E
11) 1⁰ 15.970′N / 103⁰ 39.273′E
12) 1⁰ 16.082′N / 103⁰ 39.228′E

Soil investigation work will be carried out by means of borehole drilling
using jack-up barges. One jack-up barge will be working on only one
borehole at a time.

The jack-up barge, with tug boats in attendance, will have a circular
safety working zone of 30 meters radius centered at the barge. Tugboats
will be used for shifting the barge from one borehole location to another.

Safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity of the working areas to warn
other craft of the project work.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and
international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working areas, mariners are reminded to:
(a) keep well clear and not to enter the working area;
(b) maintain a proper lookout;
(c) proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution;
(d) maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 22 (West Jurong Control);
and
(e) communicate with West Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance,
if required.

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

DATE: February 11, 2014
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 11/02/2014

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 11/02/2014

                        180 CST   380 CST   MGO         MDO


Aberdeen                0         0         580.00      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                 601.00    571.00    880.00      0

Aqaba                   0         700.00    1,117.00    0

Bahrain                 0         0         1,041.00    0

Barrow                  0         0         1,010.00    0

Bergen                  687.00    660.00    951.00      0

Busan                   670.00    640.00    947.50      937.50

Cape Town               632.00    0         976.00      0

Colombo                 660.00    658.00    1,025.00    0

Dubai                   640.00    620.00    910.00      0

Durban                  613.00    0         1,048.00    0

Falmouth                672.00    625.00    989.00      0

Fawley                  0         0         984.00      0

Felixstowe              0         0         1,058.00    0

Fujairah                620.00    613.50    989.00      0

Gibraltar               689.50    647.50    942.50      0

Grangemouth             0         0         600.00      0

Harwich                 0         0         1,045.00    0

Hong Kong               633.00    625.50    945.50      0

Houston                 660.00    590.00    1,010.00    0

Immingham               0         0         985.00      0

Invergordon             0         0         1,010.00    0

Istanbul                648.50    615.50    964.50      0

Jeddah                  690.00    670.00    1,070.00    0

Kaohsiung               668.00    656.00    1,040.00    1,025.00

Kuwait                  620.00    613.00    989.00      0

Leith                   0         0         596.00      0

Lerwick                 0         0         590.00      0

Malta                   728.50    693.50    926.50      0

Mersey                  0         0         572.00      0

Milford Haven           0         0         1,027.00    0

Mumbai                  632.50    625.50    1,159.50    0

New York & New Jersey   680.00    625.00    1,100.00    0

Panama                  685.00    625.00    1,035.00    0

Piraeus                 700.00    674.50    935.50      0

Plymouth                0         0         1,035.00    0

Port Louis              714.00    0         1,072.00    0

Port Said               750.00    670.00    1,065.00    0

Qatar                   0         0         960.00      0

Richards Bay            623.00    0         1,060.00    0

Rio de Janeiro          639.00    615.00    1,020.00    0

Rotterdam               593.00    564.00    904.00      0

Salalah                 715.00    662.00    1,100.00    0

Shanghai                662.50    642.00    1,062.50    0

Sharjah                 640.00    620.00    910.00      0

Singapore               620.00    605.00    920.00      0

Sohar                   0         634.00    1,020.00    0

St Petersburg           385.50    365.50    0           0

Stavanger               0         0         964.00      0

Suez                    685.00    680.00    1,065.00    0

Walvis Bay              670.00    0         1,034.00    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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