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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Hong Kong, all ports – Withdrawal of Lighted Buoys North of Urmston Road Anchorage
* Singapore, Jurong Port – Port revision notice for Mooring Buoys at Banyan Basin
* Turkey, all ports – 2013 Sanitary Dues for Turkish ports
* Chile, all ports – Chilean Light House Dues 2013
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 03/01/13

DATE: January 03, 2013 COUNTRY: Hong Kong PORT: all ports – Withdrawal of Lighted Buoys North of Urmston Road Anchorage

From 2 January 2013 the lighted buoys at the following positions (WGS 84 atum) will be permanently withdrawn:

Name: Y
Position : 22 deg. 24.380’N / 113 deg. 52.780’E

Name: Y1
Position : 22 deg. 25.000’N / 113 deg. 52.780’E

Name: Y2
Position : 22 deg. 25.500’N / 113 deg. 52.840’E

For information about operations in Hong Kong, contact GAC Hong Kong at  shipping.hongkong@gac.com
Source: Marine Department Government of the HKSAR

DATE: January 03, 2013 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: Jurong Port – Port revision notice for Mooring Buoys at Banyan Basin

Pls be advised that this is a revision of Port Marine Notice No. 170 of 2012.
The deployment period of the mooring buoys has been extended until 30 Jun 2013.

2 Although reclamation of Ayer Merbau, Jurong Island  has been completed on 31 Dec 12. The mooring buoys BBB-1, BBB-2, BBB-3 and BBB-4  as shown in Chartlet would remain at Banyan Basin until 31 Jun 2013. The position and Characteristic of the buoys are as shown below.

WGS 84 Datum
Name Latitude (N) Longitude (E) Buoy/ Light Charateristic
BBB-1 01° 15.352’ 103° 41.587’ Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.2s.
BBB-2 01° 15.170’ 103° 41.641’ Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.2s.
BBB-3 01° 15.772’ 103° 41.326’ Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.4s.
BBB-4 01° 15.644’ 103° 41.465’ Yellow polyethylene buoy Fl .Y.4s.

3 Masters of  vessels and  harbour craft shall proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution  when approaching the vicinity of mooring buoys.

4 Any enquires relating to the mooring buoys can be directed to Capt Choong Yew Weng, Project coordinator at Tel: 9270 4540, (email:wchoong@live.com).5 Please call Capt Dilshad Ahmad at Tel: 6325 2419 (or Fax: 6325 2430) for clarification of this Port Marine Notice.
Source: MARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

DATE: January 03, 2013 COUNTRY: Turkey PORT: all ports – 2013 Sanitary Dues for Turkish ports

Sanitary dues for port calls in Turkey have been increased to 0.75 TL from
0.70 TL to all commercial vessels (excluding yacht, investivation,
education, etc) with NRT over 50 starting from 01.01.2013.

Please find below the calculation method.

Caluculation method:
NRT x 0.75 TL / daily Usd rate

Example:
NRT 5000 x 0.75 TL / 1.7776 Daiy Usd rate = 2, 109.59 Usd

For further clarification and information about operations in Turkey
contact GAC Turkey at turkey@gac.com

DATE: January 03, 2013 COUNTRY: Chile PORT: all ports – Chilean Light House Dues 2013

Please be advised of the new Chilean Light House Dues for 2013:

LHD per year    USD 2.89 / GRT
LHD per voyage  USD 1.13 / GRT
LHD for vessel crossing Magellan Strait only
or calling at Punta Arenas      USD 0.41 / GRT
LHD for one single bulk export call     USD 0.66 / GRT
LHD for repairs only    USD 0.27 / GRT
LHD for bunkering only  USD 0.13 / GRT

For information about operations in Chile contact the GAC USA Hub Agency Center at hub.us@gac.com
Source: Ultramar Agencia Maritima, Chile – GAC agent

DATE: January 03, 2013 – Bunker Update: MARKET PRICE UPDATE 03/01/13

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert -MARKET PRICE UPDATE 03/01/13

180 CST   380 CST   MGO       MDO
Aberdeen               0         0         0         0
Aden                   745.00    0         1, 210.00  0
Alexandria             727.00    712.00    1, 250.00  0
Amsterdam              607.00    583.00    917.00    0
Antwerp                618.00    589.00    927.00    0
Aqaba                  0         0         1, 050.00  0
Bahrain                0         0         1, 080.00  0
Barrow                 0         0         0         0
Busan                  654.00    645.00    970.00    960.00
Cape Town              649.00    0         1, 049.00  0
Colombo                740.00    685.00    1, 080.00  0
Dubai                  625.00    610.00    875.00    0
Durban                 635.00    0         1, 120.00  0
Falmouth               669.00    624.00    985.00    0
Fawley                 0         0         0         0
Felixstowe             0         0         0         0
Fujairah               615.00    605.00    1, 005.00  0
Gibraltar              680.50    640.50    980.50    0
Grangemouth            0         0         0         0
Harwich                0         0         0         0
Hong Kong              635.00    628.50    962.50    957.00
Houston                715.00    620.00    980.00    0
Immingham              0         0         0         0
Invergordon            0         0         0         o
Istanbul               651.50    625.50    1, 000.50  0
Jeddah                 695.00    680.00    1, 050.00  0
Kaohsiung              659.00    649.00    1, 009.00  994.00
Kuwait                 615.00    606.00    0         984.00
Leith                  0         0         0         o
Malta                  690.50    660.50    960.50    0
Mersey                 0         0         0         0
Milford Haven          0         0         0         0
Mumbai                 643.50    634.50    1, 064.00  0
New York & New Jersey  645.00    615.00    1, 035.00  0
Newport                0         0         0         0
Nigg Bay               0         0         0         0
Panama                 720.00    655.00    1, 050.00  0
Piraeus                689.50    656.50    965.50    0
Plymouth               0         0         0         0
Port Said              715.00    705.00    1, 100.00  0
Qatar                  0         0         915.00    0
Ramsgate               0         0         0         0
Rio de Janeiro         634.00    610.50    1, 015.00  0
Rotterdam              615.00    591.00    925.00    0
Salalah                687.00    647.00    1, 200.00  0
Shanghai               697.50    642.50    1, 063.50  0
Sharjah                625.00    610.00    875.00    0
Sheerness              0         0         0         0
Singapore              626.00    619.00    925.00    0
St Petersburg          585.50    567.50    0         0
Suez                   712.00    672.00    1, 110.00  0
Tees                   0         0         0         0
Thames                 0         0         0         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.

* received overnight 3 to 4 Jan 2012

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