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Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Germany, Kiel Canal – Lock chamber closure for repairs
  • Azores, all ports – Hurricane Gordon passes Eastern Azores
  • Mozambique, Nacala – Port development
  • Bunker Update – GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 20/08/12

DATE: August 20, 2012 – COUNTRY: Germany – PORT: Kiel Canal – Lock chamber closure for repairs

The Kiel Canal Authority has announced that the New Big South Lock Chamber in Brunsbuttel will be out of service for repairs from 0730 to 1600 hours local time tomorrow (21 August 2012).

The New Big North Lock Chamber and both chambers of the Old Locks will remain in service.

(For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)

Source: Sartori & Berger, Germany – GAC network agent

DATE: August 20, 2012 – COUNTRY: Azores – PORT: all ports – Hurricane Gordon passes Eastern Azores

At 500am AST (0900 UTC) the center of Hurricane Gordon was located near latitude 37.4 North, longitude 24.3 West. Gordon is moving toward the east-northeast near 15mph (24 km/h) and a gradual decrease in forward speed and a turn toward the east is expected over the next couple of days. On the forecast track, Gordon will move away from the Eastern Azores Islands later today [20 August].

Maximum sustained winds are near 75mph (120 km/h) with higher gusts. Gordon is a Category One hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Scale. Gradual weakening is forecast over the next couple of days and Gordon is expected to become a post-tropical cyclone east of the Azores by Tuesday [21 August].

Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 35 miles (55 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 115 miles (185 km)….

….Tropical storm and hurricane conditions are affecting portions of the Eastern Azores Islands. These conditions will gradually subside later this morning and afternoon as Gordon moves away from the Azores.

Gordon is expected to produce total rainfall amounts of 3-6 inches over the Central and Eastern Azores.

Swells generated by Gordon will cause dangerous surf and rip current conditions in the Central and Eastern Azores….

(For information about operations in the Americas contact the USA Hub Agency Centre at hub.us@gac.com)

Source: Extract from National Hurricane Center, Miami Florida, Hurricane Gordon Advisory No.19 issued at 0500am AST 20 August

DATE: August 20, 2012 COUNTRY: Mozambique PORT: Nacala Port development

The northern Mozambiquan port city of Nacala is undergoing rapid change and development, which will drive development throughout Nampula province and the country in general.

Plans include the slated development by Brazilian mining giant Vale to build a new coal terminal at Nacala-a-Velha.

The terminal will be at the end of a new rail line from the Moatize coal basin in Tete province. The plan means that in the near future there will be two deep water ports in Nacala Bay.

For information about operations in Mozambique contact GAC Mozambique at mozambique@gac.com

DATE: August 20, 2012 Bunker Update: GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 20/08/12

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert  GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 20/08/12

180 CST   380 CST   MGO       MDO

Aden                   750.00    0         1, 235.00  0

Alexandria         728.00    714.00    1, 145.00  0

Aqaba                  0         812.00    1, 120.00  0

Bahrain               0         0         1, 107.00  0

Busan                  695.00    680.00    997.50    987.50

Cape Town         703.00    0         1, 053.00  0

Colombo             750.00    735.00    1, 030.00  0

Dubai                  690.00    670.00    930.00    0

Durban               690.50    0         0         1, 112.50

Falmouth           787.50    757.50    1, 024.50  0

Fujairah               705.00    685.00    1, 015.00  0

Gibraltar              764.50    735.50    1, 015.50  0

Hong Kong          703.50    691.50    1, 002.00  999.00

Houston               684.00    655.00    1, 005.00  0

Istanbul               699.50    684.50    1, 004.50  0

Jeddah                 710.00    695.00    1, 100.00  0

Kaohsiung           732.00    720.00    1, 045.00  1, 030.00

Kuwait                 690.50    676.00    0         1, 009.00

Malta                   778.50    761.50    998.50    0

Mumbai               699.00    685.00    1, 014.00  0

New York & New Jersey  690.00    655.00    1, 000.00  0

Panama                 845.00    815.00    1, 051.00  0

Port Said              725.00    700.00    1, 080.00  0

Qatar                      0         0         920.00    0

Rio de Janeiro     694.00    670.50    1, 020.00  0

Rotterdam            739.50    714.50    0         0

Salalah                  729.00    709.00    1, 085.00  0

Shanghai               689.00    677.00    1, 072.50  0

Sharjah                 690.00    670.00    930.00    0

Singapore             690.00    677.50    1, 014.50  1, 009.50

St Petersburg       564.50    554.50    0         0

Suez                       715.00    665.00    1, 100.00  0

Present in seven locations worldwide, GAC Bunker Fuels, part of the GAC group, is a global broker and trader of marine fuels and lubricants.

The prices listed are for indication purposes only, and local offices should be approached directly for firm prices.

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