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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* United Arab Emirates, Dubai – Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race 43ft (Heat 3)
* Australia, Port Kembla – Towage service tariff to increase
* Chile, Iquique – Earthquake north-east of Iquique
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 02/04/2014

DATE: April 02, 2014
COUNTRY: United Arab Emirates
PORT: Dubai
Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race 43ft (Heat 3)

Dubai International Marine Club has organised the final heat of “Dubai
Traditional Dhow Sailing Race 43ft (Heat 3)” at 13.30 on Saturday, April 5,
2014.

The details are as below:

Estimated number of boats: 75

Standard length: 43 ft

Number of crew on board: 14 crew on each boat.

Racing Area: Between Jebel Ali Power Station and Palm Deira. The exact
location of the race area will be determined on the race day, which will
depend on the prevailing weather conditions.

Time and Date: between 12:30 – 16:00 hours LT on Saturday, April 5, 2014.

All vessels operating between Jebel Ali power station and Palm Deira are
advised to keep the area clear in good time….

…All VTS (Hamriyah port, Khor Dubai, Port Rashid, Fishing Harbours and
Jabal Ali POrt) are requested to advise vessels accordingly.

(For information about operations in Dubai contact GAC Dubai at
dubai@gac.com)

Source: Dubai Maritime City Authority Navigation Warning # R011/2014 dated
312 March 2014

DATE: April 02, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Port Kembla
Towage service tariff to increase

Following a recent tariff review for towage services for Port Kembla,
Svitzer Australia have announced that the tariff will increase by 6-10%
(depending on GRT band).

There will also be an ‘ad hoc’ tariff for bookings made within 24 hours of
booking time, and a “3rd Tug Surcharge” will be implemented in addition to
the applicable rate per tug.

A Volume Based Surcharge (VBS) will also be brought into effect, to be
reviewed every 6 months. This will be based on a requirement for 4, 472 tug
jobs per annum in the port, and if the annual volume varies by +/-5%, the
VBS will be adjusted accordingly.

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

DATE: April 02, 2014
COUNTRY: Chile
PORT: Iquique
Earthquake north-east of Iquique

At 20:45 hours local time yesterday (1 April), an earthquake measuring 8.2
on the Richter Scale occurred with its epicentre detected about 90 km
north-east of Iquique.

A Tsunami Warning covering all Chilean territory was activated, but was
cancelled at 06:00 hours local time this morning.

Operations have been reestablished in all ports except Arica, Iquique and
Mejillones in the north where activities are expected to resume druing the
course of the day.

(For information about operations in Chile contact the GAC Houston Hub
Agency Centre at hub.us@gac.com)

Source: Ultramar Network, Chile – GAC agent

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

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 02/04/2014

                        180 CST   380 CST   MGO         MDO

Aberdeen                0         0         585.00      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, 040.00    0

Bergen                  715.00    69, 500.00 925.00      0

Busan                   670.00    640.00    947.50      937.50

Cape Town               0         0         0           0

Colombo                 658.00    646.00    1, 015.00    0

Dubai                   632.00    615.00    900.00      0

Durban                  604.00    0         1, 040.00    0

Fujairah                614.50    607.50    990.00      0

Gibraltar               712.50    675.50    938.50      0

Grangemouth             0         0         602.00      0

Hong Kong               623.50    615.00    932.50      0

Houston                 660.00    590.00    970.00      0

Istanbul                633.50    603.50    950.50      0

Jeddah                  725.00    690.00    1, 070.00    0

Kaohsiung               668.00    656.00    1, 040.00    1, 025.00

Kuwait                  614.00    607.00    989.00      0

Leith                   0         0         600.00      0

Lerwick                 0         0         590.00      0

Malta                   735.50    716.50    914.50      0

Mersey                  0         0         588.00      0

Mumbai                  627.00    615.50    1, 093.50    0

New York & New Jersey   660.00    605.00    1, 030.00    0

Panama                  685.00    625.00    1, 045.00    0

Piraeus                 734.50    704.50    927.50      0

Port Louis              704.00    0         1, 048.00    0

Port Said               760.00    680.00    1, 080.00    0

Qatar                   0         0         960.00      0

Richards Bay            622.00    0         1, 050.00    0

Rio de Janeiro          635.00    612.00    995.00      0

Rotterdam               613.00    590.00    899.00      0

Salalah                 700.00    650.00    1, 095.00    0

Shanghai                653.50    625.00    1, 079.50    0

Sharjah                 632.00    615.00    900.00      0

Singapore               618.00    595.00    890.00      0

Sohar                   0         629.00    1, 020.00    0

St Petersburg           486.50    465.50    0           0

Stavanger               0         0         941.00      0

Suez                    700.00    680.00    1, 080.00    0

Sunderland              0         0         578.00      0

Thames                  0         0         601.00      0

Walvis Bay              709.00    0         1, 099.00    0

West Africa OFFSHORE    0         675.00    1, 012.00    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.

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