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GAC 01072014Yemeni ports update: 8 April 2015
April 08, 2015, Yemen, all ports

The Yemeni Red Sea ports of Hodeidah, Saleef, Mokha and Ras Isa are operatiing as normal as there are no hostilities in the area. Offshore terminals are also operational.

The above ports are so far not under blockade by any naval forces of the Saudi Arabian coalition, and no vessels been hindered in calling at the ports.

Elsewhere in the country, street fighting is limited to Aden city and areas. Houthi troops are shelling Aden by tanks, and the port is virtually closed, except for some oil shipments at Aden Refinery. Dry cargo shipments have been stopped because no stevedores are available due to armed clashes.

For further details and information about operations in Yemen contact GAC Yemen’s Hodeidah branch office at hodeidah@gac.com

Reclamation work off Temasek Fairway
April 08, 2015, Singapore, Singapore

The working period for reclamation work off Temasek Fairway, west of Jurong Island, has been extended. The work will now be conducted from 9 April to 9 October.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.43 of 2015, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working areas bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

AREA 1

1a) 01 deg. 16.433’N / 103 deg. 39.439’E

1b) 01 deg. 16.502’N / 103 deg. 39.561’E

1c) 01 deg. 16.419’N / 103 deg. 39.620’E

1d) 01 deg. 16.258’N / 103 deg. 39.390’E

2) 01 deg. 15.393’N / 103 deg. 39.816’E

3) 01 deg. 15.295’N / 103 deg. 39.577’E

4) 01 deg. 15.772’N / 103 deg. 39.385’E

5) 01 deg. 15.759’N / 103 deg. 39.353’E

6) 01 deg. 15.885’N / 103 deg. 39.220’E

7) 01 deg. 15.791’N / 103 deg. 39.259’E

8) 01 deg. 16.138’N / 103 deg. 39.224’E

AREA 2

9) 01 deg. 15.321’N / 103 deg. 39.841’E

10) 01 deg. 14.597’N / 103 deg. 40.186’E

11) 01 deg. 14.476’N / 103 deg. 39.944’E

12) 01 deg. 14.064’N / 103 deg. 40.144’E

13) 01 deg. 14.064’N / 103 deg. 39.902’E

14) 01 deg. 14.894’N / 103 deg. 39.509’E

15) 01 deg. 15.003’N / 103 deg. 39.575’E

16) 01 deg. 15.164’N / 103 deg. 39.509’E

Work will include reclamation, soil investigation & dredging. Dredging work will be carried out by grab dredgers held by 3 spuds anchors. The dredgers, with hopper barges in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 50-metre radius centred at the dredgers.

Dredged materials will be transported to the designated dumping ground by hopper barges.

During operation, the dredgers will be attended by tug boats which will be used to shift the dredger.

Soil investigation work will be carried out by means of borehole drilling using jack-up barges. One jack-up barge will be working on only one borehole at a time.

The jack-up barge, with tug boats in attendance, will have a circular safety working zone of 30 meters radius centered at the barge. Tugboats will be used for shifting the barge from one borehole location to another.

A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft of the project.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and international day and night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working area, mariners are reminded to:

a) Keep well clear and not to enter the working area;

b) Maintain a proper lookout;

c) Proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution;

d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 22 (Jurong Control);

and

e) Communicate with Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance, if required.

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

Revised depths in Rio Tinto channels
April 08, 2015, Australia, Dampier

Pilbara Ports Authority recently conducted a survey for Rio Tinto of the departure channels out of East Intercourse Island (EII) and Parker Point (PP) and the main channel out of the Dampier terminals (as well as other areas of the port).

The revised depths are now declared as :

Parker Point North and South: unchanged from 15.0m

EII channel: changed from 15.1m to 15.5m

Rio Tinto Main Channel: unchanged from 15.3m

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

Severe weather at Port Kembla
April 08, 2015, Australia, Port Kembla

Due to severe weather at Port Kembla, at about 0800 local time today (8 April) the Harbour Master instructed all ships at anchorage to sail and remain about 12NM offshore.

The port presently remains open to all shipping.

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

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 08/04/15

COUNTRY 180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO
Aberdeen 0 0 363.00 0
Aden 420.00 400.00 880.00 0
Alexandria 0 640.00 875.00 0
Antwerp 325.00 302.00 524.00 0
Aqaba 0 510.00 820.00 0
Bahrain 0 0 630.00 0
Bergen 0 0 559.00 0
Busan 370.00 350.00 550.00 540.00
Cape Town 412.00 0 685.00 0
Colombo 420.00 415.00 700.00 0
Dubai/Sharjah/Rak 355.00 330.00 585.00 0
Durban 339.00 0 682.00 0
Falmouth 378.00 360.00 633.00 0
Fujairah 343.00 327.00 745.00 0
Gibraltar 391.00 362.00 566.00 0
Hambantota 430.00 428.00 710.00 0
Houston 363.00 312.00 582.00 0
Istanbul 362.00 342.00 577.00 0
Jeddah 385.00 375.00 830.00 0
Kuwait 0 340.00 920.00 0
Labuan 0 0 0 0
Las Palmas 356.00 346.00 576.00 0
Malta 325.00 315.00 538.00 0
Mumbai 665.00 365.00 810.00 0
New York/New Jersey 387.00 332.00 605.00 0
Panama 363.00 323.00 645.00 0
Piraeus 383.00 364.00 545.00 0
Port Louis 498.00 495.00 670.00 0
Port Said 730.00 630.00 900.00 0
Qatar 0 0 645.00 0
Richards Bay 354.00 0 1, 008.00 0
Rio de Janeiro 348.00 323.00 706.00 0
Rotterdam 324.00 301.00 524.00 0
Salalah 469.00 422.00 823.00 0
Santos 350.00 328.00 721.00 0
Seychelles 0 0 695.00 0
Shanghai 389.00 341.00 698.00 0
Singapore 342.00 328.00 537.00 0
St Petersburg 256.00 246.00 485.00 0
Suez 520.00 360.00 870.00 0
West Africa – Abidjan 485.00 395.00 710.00 0
West Africa – Lome 0 370.00 625.00 0
West Africa – Luanda 430.00 385.00 662.00 0

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