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GAC 01072014Severe Tropical Storm Linfa east of Hong Kong
July 08, 2015, Hong Kong, all ports

Standby Signal No.1 is in force in Hong Kong, in anticipation of the possible impact of Severe Tropical Storm Linfa.

According to the latest Tropical Cyclone Bulletin issued by the Hong Kong Observatory, at 5pm local time today (8 July) Linfa was estimated to be about 460 km east of Hong Kong (near 22.0 degrees north, 118.6 degrees east) and forecast to move north slowly at first, then take a more westerly track later in the general direction of the eastern coast of Guangdong.

According to the present forecast track, Linfa will edge closer to the Pearl River Estuary later tomorrow.The Observatory will consider issuing the Strong Wind Signal No.3 tomorrow morning. Winds will strengthen gradually with squally showers tomorrow afternoon.

As there are still uncertainties in the movement of Linfa, its subsequent influence on Hong Kong will depend on its distance of closest approach and intensity changes.

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

Bosphorus closure
July 08, 2015, Turkey, Turkish Straits

The Bosphorus will be closed to traffic from 05:00 to 12:00 hours on Friday (10 July) due to works on the 3. bridge (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge).

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits , contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

Flooding of new Pacific Locks
July 08, 2015, Panama, Panama Canal

The Panama Canal Authority has taken yet another step forward toward the completion of the Canal Expansion Program as it begins to flood in Cocoli Locks on the Pacific side, following a similar and successful endeavor Agua Clara Locks on the Atlantic side earlier. This important step marks the beginning of the deliberate and methodical phase of compliance and operational testing for the project….

….The intricate flooding process will make use of powerful electric and diesel pumps designed specifically for the job. The electric pumps are expected to provide 30, 000 gallons of water per minute each, while an added network of 13 diesel pumps will pump 7, 000 gallons of water per minute each, flooding the lower chamber at a rate of nine inches per hour.

The flooding and subsequent testing of the new Pacific locks is expected to be complete within approximately 90 days.

Among their features, each lock complex includes three chambers, nine water-saving basins with a flooding and emptying side system and rolling gates.

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

Source: Extract from Panama Canal Authority Monthly Canal Operations Summary – June 2015

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 08/07/2015

COUNTRY 180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO
Aberdeen 0 0 369.00 0
Aden 420.00 400.00 880.00 0
Alexandria 0 645.00 900.00 0
Antwerp 326.00 291.00 495.00 0
Aqaba 525.00 485.00 850.00 0
Bahrain 0 0 615.00 0
Bergen 0 0 547.00 0
Busan 362.00 344.00 545.00 535.00
Cape Town 405.00 0 630.00 0
Colombo 420.00 415.00 635.00 0
Dubai/Sharjah/Rak 400.00 390.00 610.00 0
Durban 383.00 0 728.00 0
Falmouth 0 358.00 638.00 0
Fujairah 340.00 320.00 720.00 0
Gibraltar 0 339.00 555.00 0
Hambantota 430.00 428.00 710.00 0
Houston 385.00 335.00 579.00 0
Istanbul 352.00 329.00 558.00 0
Jeddah 405.00 395.00 840.00 0
Kuwait 0 325.00 900.00 0
Labuan 0 0 0 0
Las Palmas 353.00 342.00 592.00 0
Malta 350.00 388.00 528.00 0
Mumbai 645.00 345.00 753.00 0
New York/New Jersey 404.00 354.00 524.00 0
Panama 390.00 350.00 637.00 0
Piraeus 360.00 341.00 528.00 0
Port Louis 0 470.00 660.00 0
Port Said 750.00 640.00 950.00 0
Qatar 0 0 750.00 0
Richards Bay 395.00 0 0 0
Rio de Janeiro 363.00 339.00 695.00 0
Rotterdam 326.00 290.00 494.00 0
Salalah 475.00 425.00 820.00 0
Santos 366.00 344.00 724.00 0
Seychelles 0 0 715.00 0
Shanghai 400.00 337.00 678.00 0
Singapore 317.00 305.00 507.00 0
St Petersburg 253.00 246.00 529.00 0
Suez 520.00 380.00 880.00 0
West Africa – Abidjan 516.00 453.00 777.00 0
West Africa – Lome 0 415.00 660.00 0
West Africa – Luanda 475.00 445.00 692.00 0

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“Jo”

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