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Bunkering, Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Strikes — By on June 5, 2014 at 6:14 PM

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

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Canada, Vancouver – Possible tug strike (Update 5 June 2014)
* India, Kolkata – June draft increased
* Panama, Panama Canal – Neopanamax ship to be chartered for training
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 05/06/14

DATE: June 05, 2014
COUNTRY: Canada
PORT: Vancouver
Possible tug strike (Update 5 June 2014)

Tug company operator Seaspan and GUILD (the union representing Captain,
Mate and Engineer) have agreed to enter blind arbitration. Seaspan will
defer the imposition of new terms and GUILD will not take a strike vote.

The situation is different, however, with the International Longshoremen
Workers’ Union (ILWU) representing deckhand and cook. Seaspan has withdrawn
the contract imposition.

The ILWU, which had voted in favor of strike action, has suspended further
action. The union has not agreed to blind arbitration. The ILWU is now in a
position to serve strike notice, which could shut down Seaspan tug services
by 8 June.

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

Source: Mason Agency, Vancouver – GAC agent

DATE: June 05, 2014
COUNTRY: India
PORT: Kolkata
June draft increased

The inward & outward draft for Kolkata for June 2014 from 11 June 2014 to
20 June 2014 is increased by 0.1 metre.

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

Source: Kolkata Port Trust Notice No.MRN/HMR/99/10 dated 3 June 2014

DATE: June 05, 2014
COUNTRY: Panama
PORT: Panama Canal
Neopanamax ship to be chartered for training

The Panama Canal Authority Executive Vice President of Operations, Esteban
G Saenz, reported that the Panama Canal will charter a Neopanamax vessel to
train pilots and tugboat captions that will assist in transits through the
new lane for the expanded Canal.

Saenz said the vessel will be used several months before the opening of the
expanded Canal to test the new locks….

….Since 2012, a total of 186 of the approximately 280 Canal pilots have
been trained for the expanded Canal at the Panama Canal’s Center for
Simulation, Research and Maritime Development (SIDMAR) using Neopanamax
model ships….

….77% of the Panama Canal pilots have participated in maneuvers with
Neopanamax ships and more than 2, 000 operations have been registered with
these types of vessels at the ports located on both entrance of the
waterway.

(For information about operations in Panama contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at
gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.com)

Source: Extract from Panama Canal Authority Monthly Canal Operations
Summary – May 2014 dated 3 June 2014

DATE: June 05, 2014
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 05/06/14

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 05/06/14

                        180 CST   380 CST   MGO         MDO

Aberdeen                0         0         554.00      0

Aden                    735.00    675.00    1, 100.00    0

Alexandria              755.00    665.00    1, 165.00    0

Amsterdam               608.00    577.00    865.00      0

Antwerp                 603.00    573.00    850.00      0

Aqaba                   0         715.00    1, 040.00    0

Bahrain                 0         0         1, 035.00    0

Bergen                  700.00    678.00    915.00      0

Busan                   639.00    615.00    940.00      929.00

Cape Town               658.00    0         945.00      0

Colombo                 670.00    660.00    1, 030.00    0

Dubai                   625.00    612.00    875.00      0

Durban                  619.00    0         1, 045.00    0

Fujairah                610.00    605.00    975.00      0

Gibraltar               705.00    672.00    925.00      0

Grangemouth             0         0         562.00      0

Hong Kong               624.00    610.00    908.00      0

Houston                 680.00    600.00    992.00      0

Istanbul                647.00    612.00    944.00      0

Jeddah                  732.00    671.00    1, 075.00    0

Kaohsiung               655.00    635.00    1, 025.00    1, 010.00

Kuwait                  0         626.00    1, 055.00    0

Leith                   0         0         560.00      0

Lerwick                 0         0         570.00      0

Malta                   738.00    710.00    886.00      0

Mersey                  0         0         566.00      0

Mumbai                  628.00    615.00    1, 074.00    0

New York & New Jersey   674.00    620.00    998.00      0

Panama                  683.00    596.00    1, 028.00    0

Piraeus                 726.00    700.00    911.00      0

Port Louis              695.00    0         1, 030.00    0

Port Said               755.00    665.00    1, 080.00    0

Qatar                   0         0         922.00      0

Richards Bay            629.00    0         1, 055.00    0

Rio de Janeiro          617.00    594.00    965.00      0

Rotterdam               588.00    576.00    854.00      0

Salalah                 705.00    650.00    1, 115.00    0

Shanghai                647.00    622.00    1, 045.00    0

Sharjah                 625.00    612.00    875.00      0

Singapore               615.00    603.00    910.00      0

Sohar                   0         617.00    106.00      0

St Petersburg           515.00    415.00    864.00      0

Stavanger               0         0         930.00      0

Suez                    750.00    665.00    1, 080.00    0

Sunderland              0         0         559.00      0

Thames                  0         0         571.00      0

Walvis Bay              691.00    0         1, 055.00    0

West Africa OFFSHORE    0         677.00    1, 015.00    0

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