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Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Germany, Kiel Canal – Possible delays due to lock chamber repair work
  • Angola, Soyo – Dredging and survey works continue
  • Venezuela, Amuay Bay – Refinery status update – 2 September 2012
  • Bunker Update – GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 03/09/12

DATE: September 03, 2012 – COUNTRY: Germany – PORT: Kiel Canal – Possible delays due to lock chamber repair work

Delays are possible due to repairs being carried out to the New Big North Lock Chamber in Brunsbuttel. The works are expected to be completed on or about Friday, 7 September 2012.

The New Big South Lock Chamber and both small lock chambers 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: September 03, 2012  -COUNTRY: Angola – PORT: Soyo – Dredging and survey works continue

From 3 to 9 September, dredging and survey operations are continuing at the port of Soyo.

The Crane Barge Johanna I will be operating in front of 1A-1W area.

SMIT barges 10 & 14 will be anchored in front of 1A-1W area.

The Shoalbuster ITC Mistral will be ploughing the turning basin and channel.

The Survey Boat Myna will be surveying the shipping channel and the Congo river.

The crew/survey vessel JON 622 will be working and assisting the Angola LNG activities in the complete working area, not affecting any shipping traffic.

For information about operations in Angola contact GAC Angola at angola@gac.com

DATE: September 03, 2012 –  COUNTRY: Venezuela – PORT: Amuay Bay – Refinery status update – 2 September 2012

The Amuay Bay Refinery, which suffered an explosion on 25 August, is continuing the process to resume normal operations.

The refinery’s production level is currently at 170, 000 bbls per day and Plant No.04 will be restarted to reach 250, 000 bbls daily. Refinery Cardon and Bajo Grande are fully operative.

Five ships have been operating since the commencement of operations after the fire. Another five ships are performing operations at Cardon Refinery.

For information about operations in Venezuela contact GAC-Vensport at gac-vensport.venezuela@gac.com

DATE: September 03, 2012 Bunker Update: GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 03/09/12 

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert  GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 03/09/12

180 CST   380 CST   MGO       MDO

Aden                   755.00    0         1, 225.00  0

Alexandria             725.00    710.00    1, 190.00  0

Aqaba                  0         810.00    1, 120.00  0

Bahrain                0         0         1, 110.00  0

Busan                  715.00    700.00    1, 022.50  1, 012.50

Cape Town              740.00    0         1, 046.00  0

Colombo                790.00    760.00    1, 095.00  0

Dubai                  690.00    680.00    930.00    0

Durban                 703.00    0         1, 123.00  0

Falmouth               787.50    760.50    1, 028.50  0

Fujairah               715.00    695.00    1, 050.00  0

Gibraltar              761.50    732.50    1, 021.50  0

Hong Kong              701.50    687.50    1, 010.00  1, 007.00

Houston                755.00    655.00    1, 045.00  0

Istanbul               709.50    687.50    1, 039.50  0

Jeddah                 705.00    695.00    1, 100.00  0

Kaohsiung              737.00    725.00    1, 058.00  1, 043.00

Kuwait                 696.00    681.00    1, 011.00  0

Malta                  790.50    759.50    1, 002.50  0

Mumbai                 708.50    693.50    1, 116.00  0

New York & New Jersey  706.00    676.00    1, 020.00  0

Panama                 715.00    676.00    1, 050.00  0

Port Said              720.00    700.00    1, 070.00  0

Qatar                  0         0         900.00    0

Rio de Janeiro         709.00    685.50    1, 040.00  0

Rotterdam              742.50    718.50    0         0

Salalah                732.00    720.00    1, 120.00  0

Shanghai               697.50    682.50    1, 070.50  0

Sharjah                690.00    680.00    930.00    0

Singapore              696.50    683.50    1, 017.50  1, 012.50

St Petersburg          565.50    555.50    0         0

Suez                   710.00    677.00    1, 050.00  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.

Middle East & Africa: bunker.ae@gac.com Europe bunker.gb@gac.com Egypt & Mediterranean: bunker.eg@gac.com Americas: bunker.us@gac.com Asia Pacific:          bunker.sg@gac.com Indian Subcontinent:   bunker.sl@gac.com

Contact Martyn McMahon on +971 566032534 or Martyn.mcmahon@gac.com quoting HPN for more information or with your bunker enquiry.

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