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GAC 01072014Amended restrictions for vessels calling at Cotonou
June 08, 2015, Benin, Cotonou

Completion of heavy works for the enlargement of breakwaters at the port of Cotonou is scheduled for end of July. From 1 August, the port will be able to accommodate larger vessels, as follows:

SOUTH CONTAINERS TERMINAL (PIERS 9 to 10)

– Permissible LOA: Less of equal to 260 metres

– Permissible maximum draft: 12 metres

– Bow thruster: Minimum power required 1, 300 KW

– Overview: Vessels complying with mentioned particulars berthing or sailing subjected to favorable weather conditions. Minimum 1 bow thruster in good working condition required.

NORTH CONTAINERS TERMINAL (PIERS 5 to 8)

– Permissible LOA: Less of equal to 260 metres

– Permissible maximum draft: 10.50 metres

– Bow thruster: Minimum power required 1, 300 KW

– Overview: Vessels complying with mentioned particulars berthing or sailing subjected to favorable weather conditions. Minimum 1 bow thruster in good working condition required.

GENERAL CARGOES PIER (JETTIES 3 to 4)

– Permissible LOA: Less of equal to 190 metres

– Permissible maximum draft: 10 metres

– Overview: Berthing and sailing always subjected to good weather conditions.

GENERAL CARGOES PIER (JETTIES 1 to 2)

– Permissible LOA: Less of equal to 190 metres

– Permissible maximum draft: 9.50 metres

– Overview: Berthing and sailing always subjected to good weather conditions.

CONTAINERS & GENERAL CARGOES TERMINAL (PIERS 3 to 8) FOR RO-RO VESSELS

– Permissible LOA: Less of equal to 240 metres

– Permissible maximum draft: 10 metres

– Bow thruster: Minimum power required 1, 300 KW

– Overview: Vessels complying with mentioned particulars berthing or sailing subjected to favorable weather conditions. Minimum 1 bow thruster in good working condition required.

ORYX OIL & GAS PIER

– Permissible LOA: Less of equal to 190 metres

– Permissible maximum draft: 9.50 metres

– Overview: Berthing and sailing always subjected to good weather conditions.

Night maneouvres for all vessels having LOA beyond 200 meters, including Ro-Ro vessels, tankers and LPG carriers will be required only at the full completion of the heavy works. The East jetty (SONACOP) pier for distillates products is not concerned as work still undergoing on and it does accommodate vessels with LOA greater than 115 meters.

For information about operations at Cotonou port, please contact GAC-OMA Benin at gac-oma.benin@gac.com

Towage rates to increase
June 08, 2015, Australia, Townsville

Smit Lamnalco Towage has announced a 3.3% increase in its towage charges at Townsville for 12 months starting on 1 July 2015.

The old and new rates are listed below:

0-5 GRT:

– 2014 old rate: $ 1, 442

– 2015 new rate: $ 1, 489

5-10 GRT:

– 2014 old rate: $ 1, 904

– 2015 new rate: $ 1, 966

10-20 GRT:

– 2014 old rate: $ 2, 712

– 2015 new rate: $ 2, 800

20-30 GRT:

– 2014 old rate: $ 4, 039

– 2015 new rate: $ 4, 170

30-40 GRT:

– 2014 old rate: $ 5, 308

– 2015 new rate: $ 5, 481

40-50 GRT:

– 2014 old rate: $ 5, 827

– 2015 new rate: $ 6, 017

50+ GRT:

– 2014 old rate: $ 6, 404

– 2015 new rate: $ 6, 613

Charges for additional /sundry services:

– 2014 old rate: $ 1, 862

– 2015 new rate: $ 1, 923

The PBT Standard Towage Agreement (incorporating the United Kingdom Standard Conditions for Towage and Other Services (revised 1986)) applies.

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

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 08/06/2015

COUNTRY 180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO
Aberdeen 0 0 345.00 0
Aden 420.00 400.00 880.00 0
Alexandria 0 640.00 890.00 0
Antwerp 350.00 334.00 555.00 0
Aqaba 0 490.00 795.00 0
Bahrain 0 0 680.00 0
Bergen 0 0 591.00 0
Busan 398.00 380.00 586.00 576.00
Cape Town 439.00 0 649.00 0
Colombo 410.00 405.00 640.00 0
Dubai/Sharjah/Rak 415.00 390.00 650.00 0
Durban 422.00 0 725.00 0
Falmouth 0 386.00 669.00 0
Fujairah 375.00 350.00 730.00 0
Gibraltar 415.00 374.00 612.00 0
Hambantota 430.00 428.00 710.00 0
Houston 480.00 335.00 635.00 0
Istanbul 385.00 362.00 632.00 0
Jeddah 415.00 400.00 840.00 0
Kuwait 0 390.00 1, 000.00 0
Labuan 0 0 0 0
Las Palmas 375.00 361.00 905.00 0
Malta 354.00 336.00 591.00 0
Mumbai 650.00 396.00 750.00 0
New York/New Jersey 404.00 355.00 620.00 0
Panama 400.00 354.00 649.00 0
Piraeus 398.00 376.00 594.00 0
Port Louis 498.00 510.00 685.00 0
Port Said 750.00 420.00 900.00 0
Qatar 0 0 620.00 0
Richards Bay 415.00 0 0 0
Rio de Janeiro 359.00 340.00 686.00 0
Rotterdam 350.00 322.00 551.00 0
Salalah 490.00 440.00 820.00 0
Santos 367.00 346.00 714.00 0
Seychelles 0 0 715.00 0
Shanghai 431.00 390.00 716.00 0
Singapore 369.00 357.00 562.00 0
St Petersburg 273.00 260.00 535.00 0
Suez 525.00 400.00 880.00 0
West Africa – Abidjan 540.00 432.00 810.00 0
West Africa – Lome 0 420.00 680.00 0
West Africa – Luanda 480.00 430.00 680.00 0

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“Jo”

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