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GAC 01072014New towage service
September 03, 2014, Australia, Bundaberg

‘Pacific Tug Australia’ have commenced towage operations at the port of Bundaberg, Queensland.

A separate company named ‘Wide Bay Shipping Services Pty Ltd’ has been formed to manage and operate approved tugs at Bundaberg and at Port Alma.

Currently, they have one owned tug and one chartered tug at Bundaberg, with the intention of replacing the chartered vessel with two additional tugs within 6-8 weeks.

Tariffs for both Bundaberg and Port Alma are available upon request.

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

Change to channel depth
September 03, 2014, Australia, Townsville

The Port of Townsville Ltd. advises that the new depth in the Platypus Channel from today (3 September) is 11.4 metres.

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

Adverse weather affecting port operations
September 03, 2014, Australia, Port Kembla

Port Kembla port was closed from 2205 hours yesterday (2 September) due to adverse weather. Duty pilots will assess the situation during the day today.

Meanwhile, pilotage Services at Sydney were suspended from 0600 hours this morning due to 10m swell and winds at 38 knots.

At Newcastle, the entrance to the port is currently classed as heavily restricted affecting both inward and outbound movements, The Vessel Traffic Information Centre advises they are experiencing waves between 10-11m.

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

Online system upgrade
September 03, 2014, Turkey, Istanbul

All departments of Istanbul Harbour Master will undergo will be an online system renewal/upgrade from 23:00 hours on Saturday (6 September) and 21:00 hours on 7 September.

Any port related operational matters such arrival/departure control, crew change, etc. should therefore be communicated to the Harbour Master by the afternopon of Frikday 5 September at the latest.

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

Agricultual Service national strike announced
September 03, 2014, Chile, all ports

No services will be delivered by the Chilean Agricultural Service on 9 & 10 September due to a nationwide strike.

For information about operations in the Americas contact the GAC Houston Hub Agency Centre at hub.us@gac.com

Source: Ultramar Agencia Chile – GAC agent

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 03/09/14

COUNTRY 180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO
Aberdeen 0 0 885.00 0
Aden 760.00 685.00 1, 100.00 0
Alexandria 755.00 660.00 1, 180.00 0
Amsterdam 588.00 560.00 830.00 0
Antwerp 584.00 555.00 825.00 0
Aqaba 0 730.00 1, 045.00 0
Bahrain 0 0 1, 030.00 0
Bergen 648.00 622.00 900.00 0
Busan 625.00 603.00 890.00 885.00
Cape Town 639.00 0 928.00 0
Colombo 725.00 685.00 1, 025.00 0
Dubai 637.00 627.00 865.00 0
Durban 624.00 0 1, 000.00 0
Fujairah 615.00 612.00 990.00 0
Gibraltar 655.00 622.00 901.00 0
Hambantota 705.00 665.00 995.00 0
Hong Kong 600.00 601.00 893.00 0
Houston 665.00 576.00 960.00 0
Istanbul 625.00 598.00 921.00 0
Jeddah 725.00 665.00 1, 085.00 0
Kaohsiung 648.00 638.00 990.00 975.00
Kuwait 0 640.00 1, 250.00 0
Lerwick 0 0 926.00 0
Malta 688.00 672.00 880.00 0
Montrose 0 0 925.00 0
Mumbai 637.00 626.00 1, 080.00 0
New York & New Jersey 640.00 585.00 935.00 0
Panama 685.00 585.00 1, 025.00 0
Piraeus 672.00 645.00 892.00 0
Port Louis 0 710.00 1, 000.00 0
Port Said 755.00 665.00 1, 085.00 0
Qatar 0 0 925.00 0
Richards Bay 636.00 0 1, 015.00 0
Rio de Janeiro 610.00 593.00 997.00 0
Rotterdam 580.00 554.00 830.00 0
Salalah 695.00 645.00 1, 125.00 0
Shanghai 634.00 605.00 1, 045.00 0
Sharjah 637.00 627.00 865.00 0
Singapore 609.00 597.00 881.00 0
Sohar 0 650.00 1, 045.00 0
St Petersburg 515.00 485.00 787.00 0
Stavanger 0 0 906.00 0
Suez 715.00 665.00 1, 085.00 0
Walvis Bay 696.00 0 1, 040.00 0
West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA 0 665.00 1, 030.00 0

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“Jo”

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