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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Yacht Race from Hong Kong to Taiwan
  • Australia, Brisbane – Port charges to increase
  • Bunker Update – 25/05/12

DATE: May 25, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT: Hong Kong – Yacht Race from Hong Kong to Taiwan

A yacht race from Hong Kong to Taiwan will take place on 1 June 2012 (Friday) at around 1210 hours. About 5 yachts are expected to participate in the race.

The race will commence in the vicinity of Tai Long Pai, Shek O. It will follow a route through the Tathong Channel, thence to Taiwan.

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution, giving practical consideration to the contestants. Compliance with the provisions of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 is mandatory.

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.68 of 2012

DATE: May 25, 2012 – COUNTRY: Australia – PORT: Brisbane – Port charges to increase

Port of Brisbane trade charges shall increase uniformly by CPI 3.1% effective from 1 July 2012.

The Port will also introduce an application fee for submitting “Notice of intention to load or Unload or Transfer Bulk Liquids” form.

The “Notice of intention to load or Unload or Transfer Bulk Liquids” application fee will be A$250 + GST per activity and will apply for all activities submitted. An activity is defined as shore-to-ship, ship-to-shore (including road tanker-to ship or ship-to road tanker) and ship-to ship. The application fee has been set to cover the cost of undertaking the bulk liquid transfer inspections, which are performed in accordance with the provisions of the Queensland Government’s transport Operations (Marine Pollution) Act 1995 (TOMP Act) and the conditions in the Port Notice Bulk Liquid Transfers in Non Tanks berths, Use of Sea Valves and Tank washing.

Further, from 1 July 2012, water charges will increase to A$3.58 per kilolitre + GST which is reflective of the current charges issued by Queensland Urban Utilities. Also a connection fee shall be introduced A$120.05 + GST for each request to supply fresh water.

Harbour Dues shall now be applicable for all Cruise Ships calling Brisbane effective 1 July 2012 charged at A$0.20 per Vessels GRT.

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

DATE: May 25, 2012 – Bunker Update: 25/05/12

Middle East

Qatar IFO380:  0 IFO180:  0 MDO: 0 MGO: 945

Salalah IFO380:  763 IFO180: 803 MDO: 0 MGO: 1180

Indian Subcontinent

Mumbai IFO380:  685.5 IFO180:  694.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 1091

Egypt & Mediterranean

Istanbul IFO380:  680.5 IFO180:  704.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 1024.5

Malta LS IFO380:  728.5 IFO180:  755.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 0

Europe & Africa

Durban IFO380:  0 IFO180:  679.5 MDO: 1104.5 MGO: 0


Rio de Janeiro IFO380:  680.5 IFO180: 704 MDO: 0 MGO: 1005

Asia Pacific

Busan IFO380:  670 IFO180:  680 MDO: 1030 MGO: 980

Hong Kong IFO380:  686 IFO180:  695 MDO: 1034 MGO: 949.5

Kaohsiung IFO380: 718 IFO180:  728 MDO: 1040 MGO: 998

Shanghai IFO380:  698 IFO180: 712 MDO: 0 MGO: 1081

Singapore IFO380: 676.5 IFO180:  684.5 MDO: 1020 MGO: 974.5

For any questions relating to the above or any otherbunkering matters, contact GAC Bunker Fuels on Tel +44-20-8749 7355 (24 hours) or by e-mail: bunker.gb@gac.com bunker.ae@gac.com bunker.sa@gac.com bunker.sg@gac.com bunker.eg@gac.com

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