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Bunkering, Canals, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals — By on October 24, 2014 at 5:58 PM

GAC 01072014Hurricane-force winds close ports
October 24, 2014, Russia, Novorossiysk

Novorossiysk Port was closed at midday today (24 October) been closed due to hurricane-force northeasterly winds.

Sheskharis Oil Terminal halted loading operations in the morning. Only one tanker remains alongside the pier No.7 – all others have been shifted to outer roads.

The CPC-R Marine Terminal still has one Suezmax at SPM under loading while all further

mooring operations have been postponed until weather conditions improve.

Actual wind forces is currently 17-20 m/sec, and expected to increase further tonight to a northeasterly gale up to hurricane force 35-40 m/sec with a swell of 2.0-2.5 metres. Gale warning No.17 is in force.

Taman Port was also closed due to the strong winds early this morning.

There are currently no vessels alongside. Actual wind from NE is 15-20 m/sec with a swell of 1.0-1.5 metres, expected to increase to hurricane force 35-40 m/sec and swell 2.0-2.5 metres. Gale warning No.151 is in force.

According to long-term forecast, a further increase of the NE wind can be expected tomorrow night (Saturday 25 October) and the bad weather is forcecast to persist until the evening of Monday (27 October) or Tuesday morning (28 October).

For information about operations in Russia contact GAC Russia at russia@gac.com

Source: Novorossiysk & Taman

Locks to close for maintenance and diving works
October 24, 2014, Germany, Kiel Canal

Due to maintenance and diving works at Brunsbuttel Locks, the Big North Lock Chamber will be out of service during the daytime from

27 to 31 October and from 10 to 14 November.

The Big South Lock Chamber will also be taken out of service during the day from 4 to 6 November.

(For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at hub.uk@gac.com)

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC agent

Maritime Declaration of Health
October 24, 2014, Singapore, all ports

With immediate effect and as part of the measures to prevent the introduction of Ebola Virus Disease into Singapore, the National Environment Agency (Port Health Office) requires all arriving vessels that have been to the Ebola affected countries (i.e. Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Democratic Republic of Congo) in the past 21 days to submit the Maritime Declaration of Health Form to the Port Health Office.

This form must be submitted regardless of whether there are sick passengers or crew on board. It should be submitted to the Port Health Office via:

a) Fax: 62228543

b) Email to Port_Health_CRO@nea.gov.sg

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

Annual Marine Services Survey (2014) of Shipmasters
October 24, 2014, Singapore, all ports

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has appointed ML Research Consultants Pte Ltd to conduct the Annual Marine Services Survey (2014) of shipmasters from 27 October to 21 December 2014.

The feedback received from shipmasters will assist in enhancing the marine services provided to ships in Singapore. Response in the survey will be kept strictly confidential.

The survey questionnaires will be handed to shipmasters by harbour pilots from PSA Marine Pte Ltd. Shipmasters are requested to complete the questionnaires and return them to the harbour pilots or their agents.

Alternatively, shipmasters can participate in the survey via the internet at the following

website:

survey.mlresearch.com.sg/mrIWeb/mrIWeb.dll

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

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.129 of 2014 dated 24 October 2014

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 24/10/14

COUNTRY 180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO
Aberdeen 0 0 747.00 0
Aden 730.00 665.00 1, 110.00 0
Alexandria 755.00 650.00 1, 150.00 0
Amsterdam 473.00 453.00 710.00 0
Antwerp 468.00 448.00 705.00 0
Aqaba 0 720.00 1, 020.00 0
Bahrain 0 0 900.00 0
Bergen 535.00 510.00 760.00 0
Busan 550.00 525.00 755.00 745.00
Cape Town 532.00 0 797.00 0
Colombo 605.00 580.00 945.00 0
Dubai 550.00 535.00 820.00 0
Durban 498.00 0 978.00 0
Fujairah 530.00 495.00 960.00 0
Gibraltar 546.00 516.00 787.00 0
Hambantota 615.00 595.00 950.00 0
Hong Kong 510.00 500.00 780.00 0
Houston 532.00 462.00 830.00 0
Istanbul 536.00 506.00 808.00 0
Jeddah 710.00 655.00 1, 090.00 0
Kaohsiung 552.00 542.00 875.00 860.00
Kuwait 0 530.00 1, 200.00 0
Lerwick 0 0 787.00 0
Malta 664.00 636.00 765.00 0
Montrose 0 0 792.00 0
Mumbai 510.00 500.00 1, 033.00 0
New York & New Jersey 541.00 486.00 857.00 0
Panama 601.00 478.00 914.00 0
Piraeus 556.00 536.00 776.00 0
Port Louis 682.00 0 956.00 0
Port Said 750.00 645.00 1, 150.00 0
Qatar 0 0 895.00 0
Richards Bay 523.00 0 998.00 0
Rio de Janeiro 794.00 470.00 885.00 0
Rotterdam 482.00 452.00 710.00 0
Salalah 680.00 620.00 1, 080.00 0
Shanghai 562.00 538.00 955.00 0
Sharjah 550.00 535.00 820.00 0
Singapore 505.00 490.00 742.00 0
Sohar 0 624.00 1, 015.00 0
St Petersburg 373.00 330.00 660.00 0
Stavanger 0 0 770.00 0
Suez 700.00 645.00 1, 100.00 0
Walvis Bay 675.00 0 895.00 0
West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA 735.00 644.00 937.00 0

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“Jo”

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