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Bunkering, Holidays, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on May 12, 2014 at 7:36 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Australia, Port Hedland – Possible tug strike: update (12 May 2014)
* Turkey, all ports – Youth Day holiday
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 12/05/2014

DATE: May 12, 2014
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Port Hedland
Possible tug strike: update (12 May 2014)

Negotiations continue between Teekay Shipping and unions representing tug
crews at Port Hedland in a bid to resolve the issue of enterprise
negotiation agreements.

The Fair Work Commission has granted permission to the Maritime Union of
Australia (MUA), the Australian Maritime Officers Union (AMOU) and the
Australian Institute of Marine & Power Engineers (AIMPE) to hold protected
action ballot orders. The MUA ballot will conclude today (12 May) and the
AMOU and AIMPE ballots on 30 May and 10 June, respectively.

If industrial action is initiated, the earliest possible date for stoppages
by the MUA is 16 May; by the AMOU 3 June; and by the AIMPE 14 June.

News of further developments will be given as they become available.

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

DATE: May 12, 2014
COUNTRY: Turkey
PORT: all ports
Youth Day holiday

All official institutions and banks in Turkey will be closed during the
three-day public holiday (Saturday 17 May-Monday 19 May) to mark the
country’s Youth Day.

Arrangements for crew, spares, provisions, etc. leading up to and during
this period should be made in advance to ensure delivery to vessels in good
time.

Further, some ports may be closed on Youth Day and fees for official
services (pilotage, towage, mooring, customs) increased by 50%. Vessels are
urged to check prior to calling any Turkish Port.

GAC Istanbul will be on duty during the holiday.

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

DATE: May 12, 2014
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 12/05/2014

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 12/05/2014

                        180 CST   380 CST   MGO         MDO

Aberdeen                0         0         547.00      0

Aden                    725.00    675.00    1, 090.00    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, 037.00    0

Bergen                  687.00    663.00    933.00      0

Busan                   632.00    605.00    935.00      925.00

Cape Town               644.00    0         964.00      0

Colombo                 645.00    630.00    990.00      0

Dubai                   640.00    625.00    895.00      0

Durban                  609.00    0         1, 040.00    0

Fujairah                606.50    600.50    994.50      0

Gibraltar               690.50    660.50    937.50      0

Grangemouth             0         0         563.00      0

Hong Kong               616.50    605.50    936.50      0

Houston                 645.00    605.00    960.00      0

Istanbul                635.50    606.50    959.50      0

Jeddah                  725.00    675.00    1, 075.00    0

Kaohsiung               660.00    649.00    1, 075.00    1, 060.00

Kuwait                  605.50    600.50    993.00      0

Leith                   0         0         560.00      0

Lerwick                 0         0         568.00      0

Malta                   730.50    703.50    914.50      0

Mersey                  0         0         579.00      0

Mumbai                  621.50    608.50    1, 086.50    0

New York & New Jersey   670.00    615.00    995.00      0

Panama                  700.00    610.00    1, 030.00    0

Piraeus                 709.50    680.50    928.50      0

Port Louis              688.00    0         1, 030.00    0

Port Said               760.00    680.00    1, 085.00    0

Qatar                   0         0         925.00      0

Richards Bay            619.00    0         1, 052.00    0

Rio de Janeiro          618.00    594.00    990.00      0

Rotterdam               604.00    574.00    862.00      0

Salalah                 695.00    645.00    1, 125.00    0

Shanghai                643.50    613.50    1, 068.50    0

Sharjah                 640.00    625.00    895.00      0

Singapore               603.00    587.00    895.00      0

Sohar                   0         629.00    1, 020.00    0

St Petersburg           527.50    507.50    0           0

Stavanger               0         0         950.00      0

Suez                    700.00    680.00    1, 080.00    0

Sunderland              0         0         559.00      0

Thames                  0         0         572.00      0

Walvis Bay              720.00    0         1, 081.00    0

West Africa OFFSHORE    0         655.00    997.00      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.

“Jo”

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