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Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather — By on March 5, 2014 at 9:04 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* United Arab Emirates, all ports – Foreign-flagged vessels operating in UAE waters
* India, Karaikal – Revised port charges
* Australia, Mackay – Harbour Master warns of adverse weather
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 05/03/2014

DATE: March 05, 2014
COUNTRY: United Arab Emirates
PORT: all ports
Foreign-flagged vessels operating in UAE waters

The UAE’s National Transport Authority (NTA) Maritime Administration has
issued a circular to ship owners/agents/managers stating that
foreign-flagged vessels may not operate in UAE waters without having a
valid navigation license from the NTA.

For information about operations in the UAE contact the respective GAC
offices at Abu Dhabi (abudhabi@gac.com), Dubai (dubai@gac.com), Fujairah
(fujairah@gac.com), Ras Al Khaimah (rasalkhaimah@gac.com) and Sharjah
(sharjah@gac.com)

DATE: March 05, 2014
COUNTRY: India
PORT: Karaikal
Revised port charges

Karaikal Port has issued its revised schedule of vessel related charges for
2014, coming into effect from 1 April.

The new charges are as follows:

PORT DUES
All vessels (per GRT per entry): USD 0.450

PILOTAGE
All vessels (per GRT per entry):
- Up to 5000 GRT: USD 0.416
- 5001 to 10000 GRT: USD 0.450
- 10001 to 20000 GRT: USD 0.550
- 20001 GRT and above: USD 0.650
- Minimum charge: USD 1000.00

BERTH HIRE
All vessels (per GRT per entry):
- Up to 5000 GRT: USD 0.083
- 5001 to 10000 GRT: USD 0.100
- 10001 to 20000 GRT: USD 0.117
- 20001 GRT and above: USD 0.160
- Minimum charge: USD 250.00

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

DATE: March 05, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Mackay
Harbour Master warns of adverse weather

The Mackay & Hay Point Regional Harbour Master has issued a warning about
adverse weather expected in the coming days as a low pressure system in the
Coral Sea may develop into a cyclone.

Conditions are expected to deteriorate in the next few days. In
preparation, all port and marine operators, coal terminals and ships are
urged to start taking steps to minimise the possible impactof the adverse
weather and to activate their cyclone contingency plans.

All ships at Hay Point anchorage are advised to ballast down and pay out
more cable due to the forecast strong winds in the area. Ships are required
to have their engines ready to leave the anchorage at short notice when
directed by the Harbour Master. No engine immobilisation is permitted until
further notice.

At Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal, the berthing of a vessel was cancelled
yesterday due to poor weather conditions and rescheduled to reberth today.
Another vessel was berthed early this morning (5 March). Further movements
will be assessed on a case by case basis.

At Hay Point Coal Terminal, berthing of vessels will be reviewed on a daily
basis.

The latest marine report from the Weather Bureau states:

QUOTE….
A weak monsoon trough extends from Torres Strait across the northern Coral
Sea to a low southwest of the Solomon Islands. The low has been moving
gradually southwestwards, and will likely continue with this track for a
couple of days. Winds over north Queensland waters will be highly dependent
of the movement of this low, particularly late in the week. A high over the
Tasman Sea will weaken from late today, gradually relaxing the ridge along
the east Queensland coast. The ridge will then be reinforced by a new high
moving east into southeastern Australia on Friday.

Wednesday 5 March:
Strong Wind Warning for Wednesday for Mackay Coast
Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots, reaching up to 30 knots offshore south
of Mackay early in the morning.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell: Easterly 1 to 1.5 metres, decreasing to around 1 metre during the
morning, then increasing to 1 to 1.5 metres by early evening.

Thursday 6 March
Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 25 knots.
Seas: 1.5 to 2 metres.
Swell: Easterly around 1 metre offshore.

Friday 7 March
Winds: Southeasterly 20 to 30 knots.
Seas: 1.5 to 2.5 metres.
Swell: East to northeasterly below 1 metre offshore.
….UNQUOTE.

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

DATE: March 05, 2014
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 05/03/2014

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 05/03/2014

                        180 CST   380 CST   MGO         MDO

Aberdeen                0         0         570.00      0

Aden                    730.00    0         1,115.00    0

Alexandria              760.00    0         1,175.00    0

Amsterdam               604.00    581.00    890.00      0

Antwerp                 607.00    587.00    899.00      0

Aqaba                   0         697.00    1,030.00    0

Bahrain                 0         0         1,052.00    0

Bergen                  704.00    677.00    960.00      0

Busan                   670.00    640.00    947.50      937.50

Cape Town               645.00    0         972.00      0

Colombo                 658.00    655.00    1,025.00    0

Dubai                   638.00    617.00    908.00      0

Durban                  616.00    0         1,045.00    0

Fujairah                615.00    609.00    990.00      0

Gibraltar               731.50    694.50    965.00      0

Grangemouth             0         0         585.00      0

Hong Kong               627.00    622.50    945.00      0

Houston                 665.00    595.00    1,015.00    0

Istanbul                665.50    632.50    999.50      0

Jeddah                  700.00    690.00    1,070.00    0

Kaohsiung               668.00    656.00    1,040.00    1,025.00

Kuwait                  615.00    609.00    989.00      0

Leith                   0         0         584.00      0

Lerwick                 0         0         587.00      0

Malta                   756.50    737.50    930.50      0

Mersey                  0         0         575.00      0

Mumbai                  630.00    622.50    1,115.50    0

New York & New Jersey   675.00    620.00    1,065.00    0

Panama                  680.00    620.00    1,040.00    0

Piraeus                 750.50    720.50    967.50      0

Port Louis              702.00    0         1,040.00    0

Port Said               760.00    700.00    1,075.00    0

Qatar                   0         0         940.00      0

Richards Bay            633.00    0         1,050.00    0

Rio de Janeiro          666.00    643.00    1,020.00    0

Rotterdam               613.00    590.00    899.00      0

Salalah                 695.00    645.00    1,090.00    0

Shanghai                655.50    633.50    1,073.00    0

Sharjah                 638.00    617.00    908.00      0

Singapore               618.00    600.00    920.00      0

Sohar                   0         629.00    1,020.00    0

St Petersburg           428.50    407.00    0           0

Stavanger               0         0         975.00      0

Suez                    720.00    0         1,075.00    0

Tees                    0         0         0           0

Thames                  0         0         0           0

Walvis Bay              690.00    0         1,040.00    0

West Africa OFFSHORE    0         622.00    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
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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