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Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • United Kingdom, Montrose – New marine fuel facility
  • Tanzania, United Republic of, all ports – Tanzania maritime security surveillance system
  • United States, Mississippi River, Louisiana – River closure for saltwater sill construction
  • Singapore, Singapore – Beach improvement works
  • Turkey, Turkish Straits – Salvage operations after vessel suffers engine failure
  • Bunker Update – GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 19/09/12 

DATE: September 19, 2012 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PORT: Montrose New marine fuel facility

Aberdeen Oils has launched a new marine fuel facility at Montrose, serving commercial, oil and gas offshore operations with bunkering supplies by jetty pipeline at the south quay.
The berth can be used by vessels up to 245 metres long with a maximum draft of 7.5 metres.
The tidal range is 2.5 metres neaps, 5 metres at springs. The port is dredged to a depth of 5.5m. The berths have no tidal restrictions.
BUNKERING There are eight bunkering berths with a maximum flow rate is 100m3 per hour. The current storage capacity in Tank 1 is 100m3. Tanks 2 & 3 will be available within 4-6 months, increasing the total capacity of 300m3
For information about operations in the UK contact GAC UK at uk@gac.com

DATE: September 19, 2012 COUNTRY: Tanzania, United Republic of PORT: all ports Tanzania maritime security surveillance system

A ceremony attended by senior US and Japanese diplomats, Tanzanian Government officials and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the IMO for Maritime Security and Anti-Piracy Programmes, Mr Hartmut Hesse, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on 17 September 2012 marked the completion of the installation of an integrated radar and automatic identification system (AIS) coastal surveillance system in Tanzania.
IMO, in partnership with the Governments of the United Republic of Tanzania and the United States of America, has spent the last 12 months delivering this system which provides a coastal picture to both the Tanzanian Peoples’ Defence Forces as well as the civilian authorities at the Dar es Salaam Maritime Rescue Sub-Centre and the integral Information Sharing Centre.
Conceived as a bi-lateral military project between the United States and the United Republic of Tanzania, IMO joined the project to integrate the system for civil and maritime law-enforcement use in order to bring all maritime agencies together to counter the maritime security threats such as piracy that threaten the coast of Tanzania.
The ceremony marks the completion of the first phase of a wider programme to provide similar systems in States bordering the Mozambique Channel and its approaches, and the work is being undertaken as part of the IMO’s counter-piracy programme under the Djibouti Code of Conduct funded by contributions to the Djibouti Code Trust Fund from its donors: France, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia and The Marshall Islands.
(For information about operations in Tanzania contact GAC-seaforth.tanzania@gac.com)
Source: International Maritime Organisation (www.imo.org) Briefing No.37 dated 18 September 2012

DATE: September 19, 2012 COUNTRY: United States PORT: Mississippi River, Louisiana River closure for saltwater sill construction

The Lower Mississippi River will be closed to navigation from MM 65.7 to MM 63.0 AHOP from 1000 to 1800 hours local time tomorrow (20 September) to facilitate the removal of a submerged pipeline used in the construction of the Saltwater Sill.
For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

DATE: September 19, 2012 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Singapore Beach improvement works

Beach improvement works will be carried out at Palawan Beach, Sentosa, from 21 September 2012 to 2 January 2013.
According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine Notice No.133 of 2012 dated 19 September 2012, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily – including Sundays & Public Holidays – within a working area bounded by the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum): 1) 1º 14.858’N / 103º 49.426’E 2) 1º 14.832’N / 103º 49.376’E 3) 1º 14.792’N / 103º 49.401’E 4) 1º 14.783’N / 103º 49.401’E 5) 1º 14.779’N / 103º 49.403’E 6) 1º 14.783’N / 103º 49.413’E
The beach improvement works entail the construction of a temporary ramp and the sand will be transported from the barges to the Palawan Beach, Sentosa by trucks via road access. A safety boat will be in attendance throughout the duration of the operation.
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 & navigate with caution; (d) Maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 68 (Western Control); and (e) Communicate with Western Control on Channel 68 for assistance, if required.
For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.cojm
DATE: September 19, 2012 COUNTRY: Turkey PORT: Turkish Straits Salvage operations after vessel suffers engine failure ————— A vessel suffered engine failure in the Dardanelles Cape Nara at around 1330 hours local time today (19 September). A salvage operation was launched with a tug towing the stricken vessel to the anchorage area.
Traffic in the Dardanelles was not affected.
For information about operations in the Turkish Straits contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com
DATE: September 19, 2012 Bunker Update: GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 19/09/12 ————— GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert

180 CST   380 CST   MGO       MDO
Aden                   755.00    0         1, 225.00  0
Alexandria             725.00    715.00    1, 200.00  0
Aqaba                  0         753.00    1, 056.00  0
Bahrain                0         705.00    1, 125.00  0
Busan                  725.00    710.00    1, 020.00  1, 010.00
Cape Town              738.00    0         1, 046.00  0
Colombo                780.00    755.00    1, 095.00  0
Dubai                  685.00    675.00    940.00    0
Durban                 700.00    0         0         0
Falmouth               792.50    765.50    1, 032.50  0
Fujairah               684.00    668.00    1, 040.00  0
Gibraltar              798.50    763.50    1, 043.50  0
Hong Kong              701.00    686.50    997.50    994.50
Houston                700.00    662.00    1, 050.00  0
Istanbul               715.50    691.50    1, 040.50  0
Jeddah                 715.00    700.00    1, 070.00  0
Kaohsiung              731.00    719.00    1, 048.00  1, 033.00
Kuwait                 694.00    678.00    0         1, 018.00
Malta                  810.50    789.50    1, 023.50  0
Mumbai                 705.50    689.50    1, 114.50  0
New York & New Jersey  655.00    674.00    1, 005.00  0
Panama                 710.00    670.00    1, 050.00  0
Port Said              720.00    710.00    1, 040.00  0
Qatar                  0         0         890.00    0
Rio de Janeiro         694.00    670.50    1, 050.00  0
Rotterdam              736.50    710.50    0         0
Salalah                750.00    710.00    1, 150.00  0
Shanghai               717.50    701.50    1, 077.50  0
Sharjah                685.00    675.00    940.00    0
Singapore              696.00    681.50    1, 008.50  1, 003.50
St Petersburg          528.50    520.50    0         0
Suez                   714.00    705.00    1, 140.00  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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