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Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • United Kingdom, Leith – Works to affect lock movements
  • Hong Kong, Hong Kong – 2012 National Day Fireworks Display
  • Chile, San Antonio – Stevedores’ strike continues
  • Bunker Update – GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 28/09/12

 DATE: September 28, 2012 COUNTRY: United Kingdom PORT: Leith Works to affect lock movements

Further work will be carried out at Leith next week, which will affect lock movements, as follows:
Monday, 1 October – restriction Engineers have requested any non-essential lock traffic be scheduled to avoid the period from 0900 to 1400 hours.
Tuesday, 2 October – closure Full lock closure required between 0800 and 1600 hours.
For information about operations in the UK contact GAC UK at uk@gac.com

DATE: September 28, 2012 COUNTRY: Hong Kong PORT: Hong Kong 2012 National Day Fireworks Display

A Fireworks Display will take place in the Central Harbour, in an area off Wan Chai, at about 2100 hours on Monday, 1 October 2012 (“the event day”).
Fireworks will be displayed from three barges anchored in a straight line at the following positions (WGS 84 Datum): (a) 22 deg. 17.279’N / 114 deg. 10.210’E (b) 22 deg. 17.279’N / 114 deg. 10.341’E (c) 22 deg. 17.279’N / 114 deg. 10.472’E
A Closed Area will be established around the barges between 1400 hours and about 2300 hours on the event day with the following details:
(i) The area is formed by four straight lines joining the following positions (WGS 84 Datum): (1) 22 deg. 17.366’N / 114 deg. 10.109’E (2) 22 deg. 17.366’N / 114 deg. 10.574’E (3) 22 deg. 17.192’N / 114 deg. 10.574’E (4) 22 deg. 17.192’N / 114 deg. 10.109’E
(ii) From 1400 hours to about 2300 hours, the Closed Area will be closed to all marine traffic, except craft directly involved in the fireworks display, Government launches and vessels that have obtained special permission from the Director of Marine (to be collectively called excepted vessels).
A Restricted Area will be established in the Central Harbour from 2000 hours to about 2200 hours on the event day with the following details:
(i) The eastern limit of the Restricted Area is a straight line joining the south extremity of MTR Hung Hom Freight Terminal Pier and the breakwater at Kellett Island, Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club. The western limit of the Restricted Area is a straight line joining the southwest extremity of the Ocean Terminal and the Central Government Pier.
(ii) From 2000 hours to about 2200 hours, no vessels, other than the excepted vessels, will be allowed to enter or remain within the Restricted Area.
Vessels intending to navigate in the Central Harbour after the fireworks display should pay special attention to the establishment of three Buffer Zones and the associated marine traffic control measures at Kowloon Public Pier, Kwun Tong Public Pier, Central Piers 9 and 10.
In the event of inclement weather, the display may be postponed to the fallback date of Tuesday, 2 October 2012, at about 2100 hours. The control measures as aforementioned will remain unchanged.
(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at shipping.hongkong@gac.com)
Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.131 of 2012

DATE: September 28, 2012 COUNTRY: Chile PORT: San Antonio Stevedores’ strike continues

The Stevedores’ Union of San Antonio Port remains on strike. Access to the port remains closed and all loading/discharge operations are suspended until further notice.
(For information about operations in Chile contact the GAC HOuston Hub Agency Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)
Source: Ultramar Agencia Maritima – GAC network agent

 DATE: September 28, 2012 Bunker Update: GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 28/09/12 

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert GAC MARKET PRICE UPDATE 28/09/12
180 CST   380 CST   MGO       MDO
Aden                   750.00    0         1, 225.00  0
Alexandria             725.00    716.00    1, 145.00  0
Aqaba                  0         753.00    1, 056.00  0
Bahrain                0         700.00    1, 098.00  0
Busan                  710.00    695.00    995.00    985.00
Cape Town              700.00    0         1, 050.00  0
Colombo                820.00    765.00    1, 035.00  0
Dubai                  650.00    640.00    920.00    0
Durban                 668.50    0         0         1, 087.50
Falmouth               759.50    729.50    1, 020.50  0
Fujairah               677.00    657.00    1, 039.00  0
Gibraltar              734.50    707.50    1, 009.50  0
Hong Kong              675.00    662.00    975.00    972.00
Houston                675.00    645.00    1, 055.00  0
Istanbul               674.50    659.50    1, 009.50  0
Jeddah                 715.00    700.00    1, 070.00  0
Kaohsiung              699.00    687.00    1, 016.00  1, 001.00
Kuwait                 656.50    642.50    0         1, 014.00
Malta                  739.50    715.50    986.50    0
Mumbai                 688.50    674.50    1, 089.50  0
New York & New Jersey  690.00    660.00    1, 030.00  0
Panama                 715.00    675.00    1, 065.00  0
Port Said              720.00    713.00    1, 130.00  0
Qatar                  0         0         880.00    0
Rio de Janeiro         665.00    641.50    1, 040.00  0
Rotterdam              713.50    688.50    0         0
Salalah                743.00    703.00    1, 150.00  0
Shanghai               705.50    689.50    1, 081.00  0
Sharjah                650.00    640.00    920.00    0
Singapore              664.00    652.00    974.50    969.50
St Petersburg          525.50    515.50    0         0
Suez                   716.00    707.00    1, 130.00  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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