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GAC 01072014Marine Works at dumping ground south of Cheung Chau
July 27, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

For approximately 12 months, marine works involving dumping and trimming operations, hydrographic survey and water quality monitoring will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (J):

(A) 22 deg. 10.537’N / 114 deg. 01.090’E

(B) 22 deg. 10.151’N / 114 deg. 01.090’E

(C) 22 deg. 10.152’N / 114 deg. 02.323’E

(D) 22 deg. 09.291’N / 114 deg. 02.324’E

(E) 22 deg. 09.290’N / 114 deg. 01.836’E

(F) 22 deg. 09.144’N / 114 deg. 01.836’E

(G) 22 deg. 09.143’N / 114 deg. 01.091’E

(H) 22 deg. 08.948’N / 114 deg. 01.091’E

(I) 22 deg. 08.945’N / 113 deg. 58.003’E

(J) 22 deg. 10.354’N / 113 deg. 58.001’E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vesels including hopper barges, grab dredgers and derrick lighters. Some tugs and work boats will provide assistance. 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 will be established around each working vessel. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the working vessels.

The hours of work will be round-the-clock.

Silt curtains will be established at the dredging locations. A 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, bearing in mind the changing depths in the works area.

(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.103 of 2015

Replacement Work at Jurong Port Berth 23
July 27, 2015, Singapore, Jurong Port

From 27 July to 31 August, replacement works will be carried out at Jurong Port Berth 23.

According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.79 of 2015 dated 24 July 2015, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within the working area bounded by the following coordinates (WGS 84 Datum):

1) 01 deg. 18.165’N / 103 deg. 43.157’E

2) 01 deg. 18.154’N / 103 deg. 43.170’E

3) 01 deg. 18.148’N / 103 deg. 43.165’E

4) 01 deg. 18.159’N / 103 deg. 43.152’E

The work will involve the removal and installation of piles and capping beam. Divers will be deployed for underwater cutting work.

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

Trial transits of new Canal
July 27, 2015, Egypt, Suez Canal

On Saturday (25 July), the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) successfully conducted a trail transit of the new Canal with six container ships.

The Northbound convoy of three vessels entered Canal at 0530 hours local time, from Suez to Port Said. Another three container ships entered the Canal at Port Said at 0630 hours, stopping at the Great Bitter Lakes and resuming their transit after the northbound convoy cleared the Great Bitter Lake area.

Normal convoys are running as usual until the start of the new convoy system (to be advised).

Navigation Charts for the new Canal have not yet been released to the public.

For information about operations in the Suez Canal contact GAC Egypt at suezcanal@gac.com

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 27/07/2015

COUNTRY 180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO
Aberdeen 0 0 349.00 0
Aden 420.00 400.00 880.00 0
Alexandria 625.00 550.00 950.00 0
Antwerp 313.00 276.00 465.00 0
Aqaba 0 530.00 820.00 0
Bahrain 0 0 559.00 0
Bergen 0 0 521.00 0
Busan 370.00 350.00 531.00 521.00
Cape Town 396.00 0 660.00 0
Colombo 380.00 370.00 625.00 0
Dubai/Sharjah/Rak 350.00 335.00 530.00 0
Durban 378.00 0 730.00 0
Falmouth 0 352.00 611.00 0
Fujairah 325.00 305.00 720.00 0
Gibraltar 389.00 332.00 534.00 0
Hambantota 0 0 0 0
Houston 475.00 284.00 517.00 0
Istanbul 336.00 317.00 550.00 0
Jeddah 350.00 345.00 750.00 0
Kuwait 0 312.00 800.00 0
Labuan 0 0 0 0
Las Palmas 335.00 322.00 546.00 0
Malta 311.00 293.00 507.00 0
Mumbai 0 335.00 748.00 0
New York/New Jersey 386.00 309.00 542.00 0
Panama 330.00 290.00 565.00 0
Piraeus 351.00 333.00 515.00 0
Port Louis 0 460.00 670.00 0
Port Said 625.00 550.00 950.00 0
Qatar 0 0 760.00 0
Richards Bay 398.00 0 0 0
Rio de Janeiro 314.00 291.00 693.00 0
Rotterdam 312.00 275.00 466.00 0
Salalah 435.00 385.00 790.00 0
Santos 317.00 296.00 721.00 0
Seychelles 0 0 715.00 0
Shanghai 381.00 319.00 656.00 0
Singapore 304.00 293.00 465.00 0
St Petersburg 251.00 236.00 509.00 0
Suez 520.00 360.00 875.00 0
West Africa – Abidjan 491.00 420.00 748.00 0
West Africa – Lome 0 415.00 635.00 0
West Africa – Luanda 415.00 370.00 620.00 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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