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GAC 01072014New Notice of Arrival & Automatic Identification System requirements
February 02, 2015, United States, all ports

The U.S. Coast Guard is expanding the applicability of notice of arrival (NOA) and automatic identification system (AIS) requirements to include additional vessels, and setting forth a mandatory method for electronic submission

The final rule will also extend the applicability of AIS requirements beyond Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) areas to all U.S. navigable waters, and requires that additional commercial vessels install and use AIS, consistent with statutory requirements, and in limited cases, the Secretary’s discretionary authority. To view the final rule, go to www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-01-30/pdf/2015-01331.pdf

The final rule comes into effect on 2 March 2015, except for amendments to 33 CFR part 160 www.federalregister.gov/select-citation/2015/01/30/33-CFR-160 which become effective April 30, 2015, with the further exception of § 160.204(a)(6), which is effective April 30, 2015 through December 31, 2015; and except for §§ 160.204(a)(5)(vii), 160.205, 160.208(a) and (c), and 164.46(b) and (c), which contain collection of information requirements that have not yet been approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The Coast Guard will publish a document in the Federal Register announcing the effective date of these four collection-of-information related sections.

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

Submarine Outfall Inspection Works
February 02, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

This week, submarine outfall inspection works are being carried out off Stonecutters Island within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D):-

(A) 22 deg. 19.115’N / 114 deg. 07.542’E

(B) 22 deg. 19.083’N / 114 deg. 07.603’E

(C) 22 deg. 19.073’N / 114 deg. 07.588’E

(D) 22 deg. 19.105’N / 114 deg. 07.526’E

The works will be carried out by a work boat. One guard boat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 25 metres around the work boat will be established. The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1700 hours. Vessels engaged in the works will not stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep clear at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com

Nationwide increase in pilotage tariff
February 02, 2015, Mexico, all ports

From 1 February, the pilotage tariff at Mexico’s ports has been increased by between 3.83% and 4.21%.

For details of the new tariff at individual ports, and information about operations at Mexican ports, contact GAC-Tomas Ruiz at gac-tomasruiz.mexico@gac.com

Replacement of Electronic Data Collection System
February 02, 2015, Panama, Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority has initiated the replacement of the Electronic Data Collection System (EDCS) with the ‘Maritime Service Portal’, to progressively include additional functionality and long-term improvements.

The Maritime Service Portal is due to go partially live on 5 February, and is scheduled for full implementation in March 2015.

For information about operations in Panama contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.com

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 02/02/2015

COUNTRY 180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO
Aberdeen 0 0 285.00 0
Aden 405.00 395.00 870.00 0
Alexandria 0 635.00 860.00 0
Antwerp 285.00 265.00 496.00 0
Aqaba 0 440.00 810.00 0
Bahrain 0 0 590.00 0
Bergen 0 0 525.00 0
Busan 313.00 305.00 518.00 490.00
Cape Town 355.00 0 535.00 0
Colombo 345.00 320.00 695.00 0
Dubai/Sharjah/Rak 320.00 310.00 520.00 0
Durban 287.00 0 760.00 0
Falmouth 392.00 316.00 610.00 0
Fujairah 315.00 300.00 800.00 0
Gibraltar 345.00 311.00 518.00 0
Hambantota 382.00 340.00 755.00 0
Houston 370.00 268.00 584.00 0
Istanbul 323.00 300.00 544.00 0
Jeddah 310.00 300.00 835.00 0
Kuwait 322.00 304.00 820.00 0
Labuan 0 0 0 0
Las Palmas 315.00 299.00 905.00 0
Malta 369.00 331.00 490.00 0
Mumbai 603.00 318.00 800.00 0
Panama 398.00 272.00 610.00 0
Piraeus 346.00 322.00 487.00 0
Port Louis 0 425.00 785.00 0
Port Said 730.00 630.00 860.00 0
Qatar 0 0 750.00 0
Richards Bay 297.00 0 1, 008.00 0
Rio de Janeiro 301.00 277.00 842.00 0
Rotterdam 286.00 266.00 496.00 0
Salalah 435.00 385.00 815.00 0
Santos 304.00 282.00 870.00 0
Seychelles 0 0 685.00 0
Shanghai 368.00 305.00 749.00 0
Singapore 303.00 288.00 495.00 0
St Petersburg 145.00 120.00 399.00 0
Suez 570.00 0 860.00 0
West Africa – Abidjan 360.00 383.00 558.00 0
West Africa – Lome 0 420.00 750.00 0
West Africa – Luanda 364.00 372.00 579.00 0

GAC is a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services dedicated to helping customers achieve their strategic goals at the highest levels of quality, safety and compliance.

“Jo”

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