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GAC 01072014Implementation of exclusion zone around barge
October 29, 2014, Angola, Cabinda

An exclusion zone has been established at Cabinda 1000 feet around the barge Castoro-10 being used to install and pipelines in the Cabinda-Block 0 for the South Mafumeira project.

The Castoro-10 is currently installing four anchors at the following locations:

CASTORO-10

Lat 05 deg. 32.107’S / Long 012 deg. 06.880’E

ANCORA S1

Lat 05 deg. 32.442’S / Long 012 deg. 06.581’E

ANCORA P1

Lat 05 deg. 32.540’S / Long 012 deg. 06.910’E

ANCORA S4

Lat 05 deg. 31.892’S / Long 012 deg. 06.749’E

ANCORA P4

Lat 05 deg. 31.955’S / Long 012 deg. 07.173’E

For information about operations in Angola contact GAC Angola at angola@gac.com

Northern Right Whale seasonal management
October 29, 2014, United States, New York, NewYork

The NOAA NMFS Seasonal Management Area regulations for the Northern Right Whale go into effect again at 0000 this coming Saturday, November 1. They remain in effect until 1 May.

Ships should not exceed 10 knots between the COLREGS demarcation line (approx. 5-6 gate in Ambrose and ha;fway between 5-6 and 7-8 gates Sandy Hook Channel) out to sea approximately 20 miles.

Because of the reduced transit speeds in Ambrose, beginning Saturday, please plan on additional time to transit between pilot station and Ambrose LBs 5 & 6. For example, most ships can figure approximately 2 hours vice 1 ½ hours from boarding at the pilot station to meeting boats in the Upper Bay.

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

Fire after ships collide
October 29, 2014, Malaysia, Port Klang

A fire broke out on two container ships at Port Klang last night (28 October) after they brushed against one another.

One of the ships was towed away from Westport berth to prevent the blaze spreading, and several tug boats were sent to the scene to douse the flames with seawater.

The second ship was allowed to remain at the berth as its fire was quickly extinguished.

No-one was injured in the incident, and an investigation has been launched.

For information about operations in Malaysia contact GAC-Kudrat at gac-kudrat.malaysia@gac.com

Two-day maintenance shutdown
October 29, 2014, Australia, Port Kembla

No vessel loading operations will be conducted at Port Kembla Coal Terminal from 0700 on Friday (31 October) until 0700 on 2 November, due to the shutdown of No.1 reclaimer for urgent unscheduled repairs.

During the repairs there will be one vessel alongside waiting to resume loading and five vessels at anchorage.

The current waiting time is between 7-10 days for most vessels, which is expected to ease by mid-November.

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

Fuel Tax to rise
October 29, 2014, Australia, all ports

The Australian Government has announced a rise in Fuel Tax from the present 38.143 cents per litre to 38.600 cpl with effect from 1 November 2014.

For Coastal Shipping, the rate payable for Bunker Excise on coastal bunkers consumed will become 38.600 cpl, with the Excise Rebate remaining at 100% due to the removal of the Carbon Tax from 1 July.

Indexation of fuel duty will return to biannual CPI Indexation from 1 February 2015.

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

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 29/10/2014

COUNTRY 180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO
Aberdeen 0 0 747.00 0
Aden 740.00 675.00 1, 100.00 0
Alexandria 755.00 640.00 1, 150.00 0
Amsterdam 483.00 462.00 730.00 0
Antwerp 478.00 457.00 725.00 0
Aqaba 0 720.00 1, 020.00 0
Bahrain 0 0 890.00 0
Bergen 533.00 511.00 765.00 0
Busan 535.00 515.00 750.00 740.00
Cape Town 532.00 0 797.00 0
Colombo 555.00 550.00 945.00 0
Dubai 545.00 530.00 810.00 0
Durban 498.00 0 978.00 0
Fujairah 510.00 485.00 950.00 0
Gibraltar 544.00 514.00 782.00 0
Hambantota 605.00 585.00 940.00 0
Hong Kong 504.00 496.00 775.00 0
Houston 527.00 457.00 817.00 0
Istanbul 530.00 500.00 800.00 0
Jeddah 710.00 655.00 1, 090.00 0
Kaohsiung 548.00 538.00 875.00 860.00
Kuwait 0 520.00 1, 200.00 0
Lerwick 0 0 794.00 0
Malta 653.00 626.00 762.00 0
Montrose 0 0 796.00 0
Mumbai 521.00 511.00 1, 041.00 0
New York & New Jersey 542.00 487.00 853.00 0
Panama 610.00 484.00 911.00 0
Piraeus 556.00 536.00 776.00 0
Port Louis 682.00 0 956.00 0
Port Said 750.00 640.00 1, 100.00 0
Qatar 0 0 890.00 0
Richards Bay 523.00 0 998.00 0
Rio de Janeiro 505.00 481.00 869.00 0
Rotterdam 483.00 458.00 725.00 0
Salalah 650.00 600.00 1, 070.00 0
Shanghai 545.00 516.00 958.00 0
Sharjah 545.00 530.00 810.00 0
Singapore 503.00 490.00 743.00 0
Sohar 0 630.00 1, 025.00 0
St Petersburg 363.00 330.00 660.00 0
Stavanger 0 0 784.00 0
Suez 690.00 615.00 1, 090.00 0
Walvis Bay 682.00 0 900.00 0
West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA 735.00 660.00 935.00 0

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“Jo”

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