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GAC 01072014Democracy Day public holiday
May 27, 2015, Nigeria, all ports

The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared Friday 29 May a public holiday to mark Nigerian Democracy Day.

For information about operations in Nigeria contact GAC Nigeria at nigeria@gac.com

Yemeni ports update: 27 May 2015
May 27, 2015, Yemen, all ports

The Yemeni ports of Hodeidah, Saleef, Mokha and Ras Isa port (loading for crude oil) are still operating normally with no disruptions. The Security Level is set at 1.

Discharging operations and activities in the ports’ hinterlands are going well without any problems.

Pilots are working as normal.

For further details and information about operations in Yemen contact GAC Yemen at yemen@gac.com

Dredging off Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
May 27, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

For approximately 10 months, dredging operations will be carried out [off Kai Tal Cruise Terminal] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (J):

(A) 22 deg. 18.496’N / 114 deg. 12.463’E

(B) 22 deg. 18.395’N / 114 deg. 12.575’E

(C) 22 deg. 18.299’N / 114 deg. 12.675’E

(D) 22 deg. 18.154’N / 114 deg. 12.661’E

(E) 22 deg. 18.010’N / 114 deg. 12.647’E

(F) 22 deg. 18.057’N / 114 deg. 12.530’E

(G) 22 deg. 18.092’N / 114 deg. 12.568’E

(H) 22 deg. 18.225’N / 114 deg. 12.576’E

(I) 22 deg. 18.266’N / 114 deg. 12.579’E

(J) 22 deg. 18.422’N / 114 deg. 12.394’E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including one grab dredger, four hopper barges, one derrick lighter, three tug boats and one survey boat. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

A working area of approximately 50 metres around the dredger will be established. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the dredger.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 2300 hours from Mondays to Saturdays, and from 0700 to 1900 hours on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels engaged in the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Silt curtains, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established within the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediments.

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

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

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

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.72 of 2015

Bad weather warning
May 27, 2015, Turkey, all ports

According to the Turkish State Meteorogical Service, strong N–NE winds are expected tomorrow (28 May) which could lead to the closure of the Turkish Straits and berthing cancellations at Turkish ports.

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

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 27/05/2015

COUNTRY 180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO
Aberdeen 0 0 345.00 0
Aden 420.00 400.00 880.00 0
Alexandria 0 645.00 885.00 0
Antwerp 373.00 332.00 570.00 0
Aqaba 0 490.00 795.00 0
Bahrain 0 0 687.00 0
Bergen 0 0 608.00 0
Busan 411.00 393.00 600.00 590.00
Cape Town 461.00 0 663.00 0
Colombo 435.00 430.00 660.00 0
Dubai/Sharjah/Rak 415.00 390.00 620.00 0
Durban 455.00 0 735.00 0
Falmouth 0 391.00 685.00 0
Fujairah 405.00 380.00 740.00 0
Gibraltar 415.00 385.00 637.00 0
Hambantota 430.00 428.00 710.00 0
Houston 480.00 340.00 645.00 0
Istanbul 396.00 373.00 652.00 0
Jeddah 415.00 400.00 840.00 0
Kuwait 0 450.00 1, 100.00 0
Labuan 0 0 0 0
Las Palmas 390.00 373.00 905.00 0
Malta 363.00 346.00 614.00 0
Mumbai 650.00 405.00 760.00 0
New York/New Jersey 394.00 358.00 636.00 0
Panama 404.00 359.00 642.00 0
Piraeus 409.00 387.00 616.00 0
Port Louis 498.00 575.00 708.00 0
Port Said 750.00 640.00 950.00 0
Qatar 0 0 620.00 0
Richards Bay 465.00 0 0 0
Rio de Janeiro 365.00 342.00 682.00 0
Rotterdam 373.00 332.00 571.00 0
Salalah 520.00 470.00 840.00 0
Santos 368.00 347.00 710.00 0
Seychelles 0 0 715.00 0
Shanghai 431.00 397.00 725.00 0
Singapore 390.00 376.00 581.00 0
St Petersburg 285.00 255.00 525.00 0
Suez 550.00 640.00 870.00 0
West Africa – Abidjan 532.00 440.00 719.00 0
West Africa – Lome 0 410.00 680.00 0
West Africa – Luanda 500.00 452.00 729.00 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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