In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about: * United Kingdom, all ports – New drafts at Coryton and Vopak * Angola, Girassol FPSO – Force Majeure declaration at Girassol Terminal * United Arab Emirates, Ras Al Khaimah – Saqr Port working hours during Ramadan * Hong Kong, all ports – Tropical Cyclone Warning: 20 July 2012 * Australia, Port Kembla – Increase in Berth cost * Bunker Update – GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 20/07/12
DATE: July 20, 2012 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PORT: all ports New drafts at Coryton and Vopak
Please note below new drafts at Coryton and Vopak respectively.
Vopak J1 – 10.5m Vopak J2 – 10.5m Vopak J3 – 7.3 m
Coryton No1 – 8.50m Coryton No3 – 12.00m Coryton No4 – 13.40m Coryton No5 – 11.70m
For information about operations in the UK, contact GAC UK at email@example.com
DATE: July 20, 2012 – COUNTRY: Angola – PORT: Girassol – FPSO Force Majeure declaration at Girassol Terminal
According to TOTAL E&P Angola, a gas leak was discovered on the turbo-compressor A 2” purge line connected to the LP flare network on 16th July (Monday) at 3.15am.
Following investigation it has been impossible to safely start turbo-compressors A & B and consequently to resume production ramp-up. In order to repair the leak, the Terminal has to completely stop production.
In light of this event, Total E&P Angola, Operator of Girassol Terminal, is forced to declare Force Majeure at the Terminal.
It is not known at this point of time the duration of this force majeure event and the extent of its impact on forthcoming lifting dates.
For information about operations in Angola, contact GAC Angola at firstname.lastname@example.org Source: TOTAL E&P Angola
DATE: July 20, 2012 – COUNTRY: United Arab Emirates – PORT: Ras Al Khaimah Saqr- Port working hours during Ramadan
The Ramadan fasting period is expected to start around 20th July 2012 (today) or day later in sighting of moon.
During the month of Ramadan, the working hours of Saqr Port will be as follows:
Saturday to Thursday: 0700 hrs to 1900 hrs (standard rates) Saturday to Thursday: 1900 hrs to 0700 hrs (overtime rates) Friday: 24 hrs (overtime rates)
During this period Immigration and Customs will be working 24 hrs. However, slow work is expected and only skeleton staff will remain in office at the time of fasting/breaking.
GAC Ras Al Khaimah offices will maintain official working hours from 0830 hrs to 1430 hrs during the month of Ramadan. However skeleton staff will remain in office beyond official timings to attend to urgent operational matters and all key staff can be contacted though their mobile phones during said period.
For information about operations in Ras Al Khaimah, contact GAC Ras Al Khaimah at email@example.com Source: Saqr Port Authority
DATE: July 20, 2012 – COUNTRY: Hong Kong – PORT: all ports Tropical Cyclone Warning: 20 July 2012
The Hong Kong Observatory sent out a Tropical Cyclone warning today (20 July) at 14 HKT.
A Tropical Depression is expected at position 18.1 N, 123.1 E, about 1040 km east-southeast of Hong Kong. The maximum sustained wind near centre is 45 km/h.
For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at firstname.lastname@example.org Source: Hong Kong Observatory
DATE: July 20, 2012 – COUNTRY: Australia – PORT: Port Kembla – Increase in Berth cost
The Coal Terminal has increased their berthage cost (Utility Charge) by AUSD10 from AUSAD340 to AUSD350 per ship call effective 1st July.
For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at email@example.com
DATE: July 20, 2012 – Bunker Update: GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 20/07/12
- Qatar IFO380: 0 IFO180: 0 MDO: 0 MGO: 900
- Salalah IFO380: 674 IFO180: 714 MDO: 0 MGO: 1075
- Mumbai IFO380: 641.5 IFO180: 655.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 1085
Egypt & Mediterranean
- Istanbul IFO380: 629.5 IFO180: 654.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 950.5
- Malta LS IFO380: 722.5 IFO180: 755.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 0
Europe & Africa
- Durban IFO380: 0 IFO180: 649.5 MDO: 1125.5 MGO: 0
- Rio de Janeiro IFO380: 645.5 IFO180: 669 MDO: 0 MGO: 970
- Busan IFO380: 637 IFO180: 650 MDO: 915 MGO: 925
- Hong Kong IFO380: 644.5 IFO180: 656.5 MDO: 922.5 MGO: 925.5
- Kaohsiung IFO380: 673 IFO180: 685 MDO: 955 MGO: 970
- Shanghai IFO380: 634.5 IFO180: 646.5 MDO: 0 MGO: 1044.5
- Singapore IFO380: 636 IFO180: 648 MDO: 956.5 MGO: 961.5
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: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org