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Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on April 30, 2014 at 10:21 PM

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

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Worldwide – Incident in the Gulf of Aden
* Singapore, all ports – Directing of laser lights at aircraft
* Australia, Hay Point – Changes to vessel acceptance rules
* Australia, Abbot Point – Towage charges adjustment
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 30/04/2014

DATE: April 30, 2014
COUNTRY: Worldwide
Incident in the Gulf of Aden

The U.S. Navy Maritime Liaison Office in Bahrain (MARLO) advises that on or
about 1300 UTC yesterday (29 April) the Master of a motor vessel reported
being approached by two skiffs in the Gulf of Aden, near position 12.03
North – 045.37 East.

Reportedly, one of the skiffs had seven personnnel onboard when they closed
within 2NM from the vessel. Crew from the vessel reported seeing some type
of weapon from the personnel onboard the skiff. The armed security team on
the vessel showed their weapons and the skiffs moved away in a southerly
direction. Procedures IAW BMP4 were conducted.

It is recommended vessels within the vicinity of this alert operate with a
heightened level of security and report any suspicious activity to MSCHOA,
UKMTO or MARLO. MARLO can be contacted at: marlo.bahrain@me.navy.mil phone:
+973-3940-1395.

For information about operations in the Middle East contact the GAC Dubai
Hub Agency Cwentre at hub.ae@gac.com

DATE: April 30, 2014
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: all ports
Directing of laser lights at aircraft

The Maritime and Port Authority has issued a notice warning vessels not to
direct laser lights at aircraft, as this can confuse, distract or cause
discomfort to pilots.

Any instances of such activity should be reported to CAAS-Air Navigation
Services (Tel. 6595 4088 or Fax 6545 6516).

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

DATE: April 30, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Hay Point
Changes to vessel acceptance rules

As a result of recent risk assessments undertaken by Hay Point and
Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminals, they will no longer accept any vessel under
40, 000mt DWT.

Vessels of DWT between 40-56, 000mt will be considered on a case by case
basis. Both terminals would prefer Panamax vessels or larger.

For further details, including revised vessel specifications, and
information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at
shipping.australia@gac.com

DATE: April 30, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Abbot Point
Towage charges adjustment

The Bowen Towage Services’ Volume Based Surcharge (VBS) for their operation
servicing Abbot Point Coal Terminal will be decreased from 25% to 19% from
1 June 2014.

This follows a recalibration of the surcharge taking into account
operational conditions, cost escalations and unrealised forecast shipping
volumes.

The recalibrated VBS table is as follows:
– Tug jobs per month: 52 / Surcharge: 92%
– Tug jobs per month: 56 / Surcharge: 79%
– Tug jobs per month: 60 / Surcharge: 67%
– Tug jobs per month: 64 / Surcharge: 56%
– Tug jobs per month: 68 / Surcharge: 47%
– Tug jobs per month: 72 / Surcharge: 39%
– Tug jobs per month: 76 / Surcharge: 32%
– Tug jobs per month: 80 / Surcharge: 25%
– Tug jobs per month: 84 / Surcharge: 19%
– Tug jobs per month: 88 / Surcharge: 14%
– Tug jobs per month: 92 / Surcharge: 9%
– Tug jobs per month: 96 / Surcharge: 4%
– Tug jobs per month: 100 / Surcharge: 0%

Over the last 4 months, 84 tug jobs has been the average, during a
continued period of volume volatility. Therefore the proposed change to the
current VBS rate is a reduction from 25% to 19% to be implemented on 1 June
2014.

The VBS will continue to be reviewed on a 6 monthly basis.

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

DATE: April 30, 2014
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 30/04/2014

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 30/04/2014

                        180 CST   380 CST   MGO         MDO


Aberdeen                0         0         555.00      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                 605.00    576.00    862.00      0

Aqaba                   0         697.00    1, 030.00    0

Bahrain                 0         0         1, 060.00    0

Bergen                  689.00    662.00    950.00      0

Busan                   632.00    605.00    935.00      925.00

Cape Town               640.00    0         975.00      0

Colombo                 648.00    630.00    990.00      0

Dubai                   630.00    610.00    885.00      0

Durban                  619.00    0         1, 040.00    0

Fujairah                611.50    600.50    984.50      0

Gibraltar               689.50    659.50    959.50      0

Grangemouth             0         0         570.00      0

Hong Kong               618.50    611.50    942.50      0

Houston                 650.00    599.00    975.00      0

Istanbul                638.50    610.50    973.50      0

Jeddah                  710.00    680.00    1, 090.00    0

Kaohsiung               660.00    649.00    1, 075.00    1, 060.00

Kuwait                  611.00    601.00    984.00      0

Leith                   0         0         568.00      0

Lerwick                 0         0         578.00      0

Malta                   726.50    699.50    929.50      0

Mersey                  0         0         575.00      0

Mumbai                  621.50    609.50    1, 074.50    0

New York & New Jersey   661.00    607.00    1, 050.00    0

Panama                  700.00    615.00    1, 030.00    0

Piraeus                 713.50    684.50    952.50      0

Port Louis              699.00    0         1, 044.00    0

Port Said               760.00    680.00    1, 085.00    0

Qatar                   0         0         920.00      0
 
Richards Bay            0         0         1, 065.00    0

Rio de Janeiro          633.00    610.00    990.00      0

Rotterdam               604.00    574.00    862.00      0

Salalah                 695.00    645.00    1, 125.00    0

Shanghai                642.50    615.50    1, 078.50    0

Sharjah                 630.00    610.00    885.00      0

Singapore               610.00    593.00    907.00      0

Sohar                   0         629.00    1, 020.00    0

St Petersburg           535.50    515.50    0           0

Stavanger               0         0         966.00      0

Suez                    700.00    680.00    1, 100.00    0

Sunderland              0         0         564.00      0

Thames                  0         0         579.00      0

Walvis Bay              710.00    0         1, 049.00    0

West Africa OFFSHORE    0         652.00    990.00      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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