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Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Weather — By on June 12, 2014 at 6:32 PM

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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Oman, Port Sultan Qaboos – Tropical storm expected to hit Omani coast
* Oman, Duqm – Port operations suspended
* Singapore, Jurong Port – Mooring/unmooring at buoys at Banyan Basin
* Singapore, Jurong Port – Reclamation of Ayer Chawan Basin, Jurong Island
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 12/06/14

DATE: June 12, 2014
COUNTRY: Oman
PORT: Port Sultan Qaboos
Tropical storm expected to hit Omani coast

Adverse weather from 15 to 17 June may affect cargo operations & marine
movements of Port Sultan Qaboos, as a result of a tropical storm expected
to hit the Omani coast on Sunday (15 June).

The Omani Metrological Department has this morning issued a weather warning
advising that Tropical Storm “Nanauk” is expected to hit the Omani coast
between Ras Al Hadd and Ras Madrakah on 15 June.

At the time of reporting, the storm was centered about 850km from Masirah
Island, and estimated wind surface wind speed were between 35 and 45 knots.

If the storm reaches Sharqiyah, it might affect Muscat, particularly
northern areas of the governorate.

The storm could bring between 100-300mm of rain during the 24-hour period.

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

DATE: June 12, 2014
COUNTRY: Oman
PORT: Duqm
Port operations suspended

Operations at the Port of Duqm have been suspended today (12 June) until
further notice.

According to an Urgent Notice from the Port of Duqm Company, this is due
to “upcoming unpredicted climate conditions and changes”.

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

DATE: June 12, 2014
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Jurong Port
Mooring/unmooring at buoys at Banyan Basin

During the period of reclamation of Ayer Chawan Basin, Jurong Island –
which has now extended and will be conducted from 15 June to 14 December –
bulk carriers, self-propelled barges and pusher tugs with barges in
composite unit carrying bulk sand will be transiting the Banyan Basin,
Sinki Fairway, Temasek Fairway and West Jurong Channel to Ayer Chawan Basin
reclamation project area.

Masters of vessels and harbour craft shall keep a proper lookout for these
vessels, proceed at a safe speed and navigate with extra caution when in
the vicinity of the mooring buoys off Bayan Basin, Jurong Island.

There are a total of three mooring slots. The mooring and unmooring of
vessels will be carried out one at a time during daylight hours between
0630 to 1800hours.

The following existing Mooring Buoys BBB-1, BBB-2, BBB-3 and BBB-4 at
Banyan Basin will be used for mooring and unmooring of the bulk carriers
(WGS 84 Datum). The mooring buoys will be removed upon completion of the
reclamation.
BBB-1) 01° 15.266’N / 103° 41.613’E
(Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.2s.)
BBB-2) 01° 15.084’N / 103° 41.667’E
(Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.2s.)
BBB-3) 01° 15.772’N / 103° 41.326’E
(Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.4s.)
BBB-4) 01° 15.644’N / 103° 41.465’E
(Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.4s.)
BBB-5) 01° 15.552’N / 103° 41.528’E
(Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.3s.)
BBB-6) 01° 15.370’N / 103° 41.582’E
(Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.3s.)

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

DATE: June 12, 2014
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Jurong Port
Reclamation of Ayer Chawan Basin, Jurong Island

The working period for reclamation work at Ayer Chawan Basin, Jurong
Island, has been extended.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine
Notice No.83 of 2014, the works will now be conducted 24 hours daily –
including Sundays & Public Holidays – from 15 June to 14 December within
the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
A) 1°17.382’N / 103°42.194’E
B) 1°17.235’N / 103°42.363’E
C) 1°17.127’N / 103°42.436’E
D) 1°17.068’N / 103°42.368’E
E) 1°16.957’N / 103°42.437’E
F) 1°16.922’N / 103°42.393’E
G) 1°16.752’N / 103°42.495’E
H) 1°16.682’N / 103°42.662’E
I) 1°16.665’N / 103°42.607’E
J) 1°16.636’N / 103°42.565’E
K) 1°16.587’N / 103°42.540’E
L) 1°16.535’N / 103°42.524’E
M) 1°16.561’N / 103°42.439’E
N) 1°16.676’N / 103°42.475’E
O) 1°16.743’N / 103°42.409’E
P) 1°16.673’N / 103°42.327’E
Q) 1°16.881’N / 103°42.215’E
R) 1°17.108’N / 103°42.058’E
S) 1°17.117’N / 103°42.071’E
T) 1°17.186’N / 103°42.031’E
U) 1°17.272’N / 103°41.999’E

The reclamation works will involve removal of existing rocks from the rock
keys along the existing shoreline and stockpiling at designated re-handling
area at Ayer Chawan Basin. Shore protection works will be carried out by
crane barges.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:
(a) Keep well clear and not to enter the working area;
(b) Maintain a proper lookout;
(c) Proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution;
(d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 22 (Jurong Control);
and
(e) Communicate with Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if
required.

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

DATE: June 12, 2014
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 12/06/14

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 12/06/14

                        180 CST   380 CST   MGO         MDO


Aberdeen                0         0         536.00      0

Aden                    735.00    675.00    1, 100.00    0

Alexandria              760.00    665.00    1, 185.00    0

Amsterdam               616.00    585.00    875.00      0

Antwerp                 615.00    586.00    876.00      0

Aqaba                   0         715.00    1, 040.00    0

Bahrain                 0         0         1, 050.00    0

Bergen                  715.00    690.00    930.00      0

Busan                   645.00    625.00    950.00      940.00

Cape Town               660.00    0         956.00      0

Colombo                 685.00    665.00    1, 035.00    0

Dubai                   630.00    620.00    890.00      0

Durban                  616.00    0         1, 048.00    0

Fujairah                620.00    615.00    990.00      0

Gibraltar               705.00    680.00    930.00      0

Grangemouth             0         0         549.00      0

Hong Kong               630.00    619.00    930.00      0

Houston                 770.00    605.00    995.00      0

Istanbul                636.00    608.00    942.00      0

Jeddah                  725.00    670.00    1, 080.00    0

Kaohsiung               648.00    635.00    1, 015.00    1, 000.00

Kuwait                  0         630.00    1, 060.00    0

Leith                   0         0         548.00      0

Lerwick                 0         0         559.00      0

Malta                   750.00    723.00    895.00      0

Mersey                  0         0         556.00      0

Mumbai                  634.00    621.00    1, 089.00    0

New York & New Jersey   670.00    620.00    1, 000.00    0

Panama                  695.00    605.00    1, 027.00    0

Piraeus                 720.00    703.00    920.00      0

Port Louis              691.00    0         1, 035.00    0

Port Said               755.00    670.00    1, 085.00    0

Qatar                   0         0         935.00      0

Richards Bay            627.00    0         1, 058.00    0

Rio de Janeiro          620.00    600.00    970.00      0

Rotterdam               608.00    586.00    872.00      0

Salalah                 710.00    655.00    1, 120.00    0

Shanghai                656.00    633.00    1, 070.00    0

Sharjah                 630.00    620.00    890.00      0

Singapore               620.00    603.00    896.00      0

Sohar                   0         618.00    1, 030.00    0

St Petersburg           515.00    416.00    864.00      0

Stavanger               0         0         940.00      0

Suez                    750.00    670.00    1, 080.00    0

Sunderland              0         0         550.00      0

Thames                  0         0         560.00      0

Walvis Bay              698.00    0         1, 058.00    0

West Africa OFFSHORE    0         680.00    1, 018.00    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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