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Bunkering, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on June 19, 2014 at 8:48 PM

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 In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

* United States, all ports – Proposed adjustment to Quarantine Inspection fees

* Oman, Salalah Port – Suspension of ship-to-ship operation & boat services at anchorage

* Oman, Salalah Port – Special Boat Transfer during Khareef 2014

* Italy, Venice – Planned port closures

* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 19/06/14

DATE: June 19, 2014

COUNTRY: United States

PORT: all ports

Proposed adjustment to Quarantine Inspection fees

 

The US Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

(APHIS) has announced proposed changes to the fees it charges to recoup the

costs of agricultural quarantine inspections (AQI) at U.S. ports of entry.

 

AQI activities include inspections conducted by the Department of Homeland

Security’s (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection of conveyances, cargo

and passenger baggage entering the country as well as APHIS’ analytical and

scientific work to track pests overseas, focus inspections at ports of

entry, and develop the import regulations that protect U.S. animal and

plant health from foreign pests. Revenue from fees charged has been

insufficient to cover all costs.

 

APHIS is proposing to adjust the hourly rates charged when its employees

perform work associated with AQI activities on Sundays, holidays or other

after-hours periods. The overtime rates would be raised commensurate with

the anticipated cost of providing AQI services through 2018. The proposed

rule includes clarifying regulations so that AQI inspections performed by

DHS can be billed in accordance with DHS overtime regulations. This

proposed rule will also be available for a 60 day comment period. This is

the first proposed change to overtime rates since 2002.

 

The proposed AQI fee structure ensures that no one party pays more than the

costs of the services they incur. Because the proposal aligns fees with

actual program costs, some fees will be lowered under the proposed

structure. APHIS is proposing to lower fees for international air

passengers from $5 to $4 per passenger and fees for railroad cars from

$7.75 to $2 per railroad car.

 

APHIS also proposes to raise user fees for inspections of commercial

aircraft from $70.75 to $225, commercial maritime cargo vessels from $496

to $825, commercial trucks with a transponder (a sticker that contains an

electronic chip that transmits information about the vehicle’s user fee

payment status) from $105 to $320 a year, and commercial trucks without a

transponder from $5.25 to $8 per crossing. In each of these cases, current

fees do not generate sufficient revenue to cover the costs of the services.

APHIS is also proposing to add a $2 fee per sea passenger to recover costs

associated with inspecting cruise vessels and passenger baggage, and to add

a $375 fee to recover the costs of APHIS services for monitoring the

application of or

providing treatments to imported cargo to minimize pest risks.

 

The proposal will be available for a 60-day comment period and APHIS will

consider all comments as it works to finalize the changes to the fees.

 

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

 

DATE: June 19, 2014

COUNTRY: Oman

PORT: Salalah Port

Suspension of ship-to-ship operation & boat services at anchorage

 

Due to deteriorating swell condition (Monsoon) with effect from 0001 hrs on

20 June 2014 and until the end of the monsoon season, ship-to-ship

operations and normal boat/tug services at the anchorage are suspended.

 

(For information about operations in Salalah contact GAC Oman at

salalah@gac.com)

 

Source: Port of Salalah Marine No.03/2014 dated 19 June 2014

 

DATE: June 19, 2014

COUNTRY: Oman

PORT: Salalah Port

Special Boat Transfer during Khareef 2014

 

During the Monsoon Khareef, the port [of Salalah] will endeavour to provide

special boat transfer services subject to weather conditions, whether

outside or inside harbour.

 

During the the above period, which is effective from 0001 hrs on 20 June

2014, the following consolidated rates will apply:

1. Transferring of up to 5 persons, USD 2, 500 per boat trip.

2. Transferring of spares or provisions by Tug Boat, USD 3, 500 per trip.

 

The above rates include the services of tugs and pilot if transfer takes

place either inside or outside the harbour but excludes port dues. In the

case of vessels which cannot be safely brought into the harbour due to type

of vessel, LOA, draft, etc. the port will attempt to carry out the transfer

outside only which will be subject to weather conditions.

 

(For information about operations in Salalah contact GAC Oman at

salalah@gac.com

Source: Port o Salalah Marine Notice No.04/2014 dated 19 June 2014

 

DATE: June 19, 2014

COUNTRY: Italy

PORT: Venice

Planned port closures

 

The Port of Venice/Porto Marghera will be closed to enable the positioning

of nine structures related to project M.O.S.E. on Malamocco entrance, as

follows:

– 19 June for 18 hours

– 5 July for 48 hours

– 21 July for 72 hours

– 4 August for 72 hours

– 17 August for 162 hours

– 2 September for 72 hours

– 16 September for 72 hours

– 1 October for 48 hours

– 15 October for 18 hours

 

Lock chambers tested for following vessel dimensions (Length Over All):

– Ro/Ro ships max 200 metres

– Cargo ships max 150 metres

– Tankers ships max 120 metres

 

These limitations will be updated and probably increased prior to the 2nd

port closure expected on 5 July (48 hours).

 

Lock chambers will be used only during port closure as per dates inserted

on Harbour Master rule.

 

For information about operations in Italy contact the GAC UK Hub Agency

Centre at hub.gb@gac.com

 

DATE: June 19, 2014

Bunker Update:

MARKET PRICE UPDATE 19/06/14

 

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert

 MARKET PRICE UPDATE 19/06/14

 

180 CST   380 CST   MGO       MDO

 

Aberdeen                       0                   0         557.00        0

 

Aden                                730.00    675.00     1, 100.00  0

 

Alexandria                      760.00    655.00    1, 175.00  0

 

Amsterdam                   630.00    600.00    904.00   0

 

Antwerp                        632.00    601.00    906.00    0

 

Aqaba                             0         715.00       1, 040.00  0

 

Bahrain                         0         0                 1, 060.00  0

 

Bergen                         730.00    705.00    950.00    0

 

Busan                          658.00    632.00    955.00    945.00

 

Cape Town                 660.00    0            1, 005.00  0

 

Colombo                    680.00    660.00   1, 025.00  0

 

Dubai                         635.00    625.00    895.00   0

 

Durban                     624.00    0        1, 035.00  0

 

Fujairah                    626.00    623.00    990.00   0

 

Gibraltar                 711.00    680.00    970.00   0

 

Grangemouth          0         0         561.00             0

 

Hong Kong              643.00    634.00    945.00   0

 

Houston                   670.00    632.00    1, 020.00  0

 

Istanbul                     654.00    626.00    978.00    0

 

Jeddah                       720.00    665.00    1, 070.00  0

 

Kaohsiung               654.00    642.00   1, 035.00  1, 020.00

 

Kuwait                    0         645.00    1, 080.00  0

 

Leith                         0         0         559.00       0

 

Lerwick                      0         0         559.00      0

 

Malta                           735.00    719.00    934.00     0

 

Mersey                        0         0         564.00         0

 

Mumbai                       645.00    635.00     1, 090.00  0

 

New York & New Jersey       697.00    642.00     1, 030.00  0

 

Panama                       705.00    615.00  1, 035.00  0

 

Piraeus                        727.00    707.00    958.00   0

 

Port Louis                   693.00    0            1, 040.00  0

 

Port Said                     760.00    675.00  1, 085.00  0

 

Qatar                            0                0             940.00    0

 

Richards Bay               634.00    0             1, 045.00  0

 

Rio de Janeiro             647.00    624.00    990.00    0

 

Rotterdam                     630.00    602.00    904.00    0

 

Salalah                             730.00    675.00    1, 140.00  0

 

Shanghai                          662.00    640.00    1, 080.00  0

 

Sharjah                             635.00    625.00    895.00     0

 

Singapore                         633.00    618.00    929.00       0

 

Sohar                                 0                 645.00    1, 025.00  0

 

St Petersburg                    515.00      420.00    864.00     0

 

Stavanger                            0               0              960.00      0

 

Suez                                      750.00    675.00    1, 085.00    0

 

Sunderland                          0               0             560.00       0

 

Thames                                 0               0              567.00       0

 

Walvis Bay                           689.00     0              1, 035.00    0

 

West Africa OFFSHORE    0              680.00    1, 020.00    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

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Contact Martyn McMahon on +971 566032534 or Martyn.mcmahon@gac.com quoting

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