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HOT PORT NEWS from GAC
Your daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Worldwide – IMO Secretary-General launches 2013 World Maritime Day theme
* Nigeria, Lagos Ports & Terminals – Explosion at Lagos jetty
* Australia, all ports – Ports close as cyclone approaches WA coast
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 09/01/13
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DATE: January 09, 2013
COUNTRY: Worldwide
IMO Secretary-General launches 2013 World Maritime Day theme
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IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu has launched this year’s World Maritime
Day theme, “Sustainable development: IMO’s contribution beyond Rio+20”,
calling on Governments and the shipping industry to join together and
provide a positive contribution towards formulating sustainable maritime
development goals.

Speaking at a reception to mark the launch of the theme, at the end of the
first day of the 56th session of the Sub-Committee on Fire Protection (FP),
Mr. Sekimizu said that, as the United Nations’ international regulatory
body for shipping, IMO has been, and continues to be, the focal point for,
and the driving force behind, efforts to ensure that the industry becomes
greener and cleaner….

….The development of sustainable development goals for the maritime
transport sector, will be IMO’s own contribution to the United Nations led
work on sustainable development goals, following on from the United Nations
Conference on Sustainable Development held in Rio de Janeiro (Rio+20), held
in June last year.

Mr. Sekimizu said that it was his intention to launch consultations on
sustainable maritime development goals early this year, with a view to
preparing a final policy document, which should include a clear concept of
sustainable development for the maritime industries and realistic but
ambitious goals.

A task force established by Mr. Sekimizu has started work on eight pillars
around which sustainable maritime development goals could be set:
– safety culture and environmental stewardship;
– energy efficiency;
– new technology and innovation;
– maritime education and training;
– maritime security and anti-piracy actions;
– maritime traffic management;
– maritime infrastructure development; and
– global standards at IMO….

(For information about operations worldwide contact the respective GAC
office. Details may be found in the ‘Contacts’ section of www.gac.com)

Source: Extract from International Maritime Organisation (www.imo.org)
Briefing No.04 dated 9 Janbuary 2013

DATE: January 09, 2013
COUNTRY: Nigeria
PORT: Lagos Ports & Terminals
Explosion at Lagos jetty
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At approximately 1140 hours today (9 January), a massive explosion shook
the MRS Jetty close to Tin-Can Island Port in Lagos.

According to local reports, the explosion involved a barge with PMS cargo
berthed at the MRS Jetty/tank farm terminal adjacent to Nigerdock yard.

The cause of the explosion has not currently known.

For information about operations in Nigeria contact GAC Nigeria at
nigeria@gac.com

DATE: January 09, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: all ports
Ports close as cyclone approaches WA coast
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Tropical Cyclone Narelle has formed off the West Australian coast and is
moving towards the iron ore ports.

Dampier Port Authority and Cape Lambert will close the ports progressively
over the next 24 hours with Port Walcott/Cape Lambert advising all ships at
anchor to put to sea.

At 1345 hrs today (9 January) Masters of all ships at Port Walcott
anchorage were advised by VHF radio that they are at liberty to vacate the
anchorage as a safety measure and proceed to sea to avoid the effects of
approaching cyclone Narelle.

TROPICAL CYCLONE ADVICE NUMBER 1 issued at 9:09 am WST on Wednesday 9
January 2013 states:

QUOTE…
A Cyclone WATCH has been declared for coastal areas from Whim Creek to
Onslow.

At 8:00 am WST Tropical Cyclone Narelle, Category 2 was estimated to be 900
km north of Karratha and 1070 km north northeast of Exmouth and moving west
southwest at 11 km per hour.

The cyclone is expected to intensify.

Gales with gusts to 100 km/hr may develop in coastal areas between Whim
Creek and Onslow Friday morning as the cyclone moves closer to the coast,
then extend west to Exmouth later Friday. The cyclone is rapidly
intensifying and is likely to develop into a Severe Tropical Cyclone as it
moves towards the Northwest Cape….
….UNQUOTE.

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australiat at
shipping.australia@gac.com

DATE: January 09, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 09/01/13
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GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 09/01/13

180 CST   380 CST   MGO       MDO

Aberdeen               0         0         0         0

Aden                   735.00    0         1, 110.00  0

Alexandria             730.00    720.00    1, 200.00  0

Amsterdam              620.00    601.00    925.00    0

Antwerp                638.00    608.00    944.00    0

Aqaba                  0         0         1, 050.00  0

Bahrain                0         0         1, 077.00  0

Barrow                 0         0         0         0

Busan                  667.00    658.00    965.00    955.00

Cape Town              671.00    0         1, 079.00  0

Colombo                740.00    685.00    1, 080.00  0

Dubai                  655.00    625.00    870.00    0

Durban                 637.00    0         1, 115.00  0

Falmouth               687.50    644.50    994.50    0

Fawley                 0         0         0         0

Felixstowe             0         0         0         0

Fujairah               650.00    625.00    1, 010.00  0

Gibraltar              712.50    678.50    993.50    0

Grangemouth            0         0         0         0

Harwich                0         0         0         0

Hong Kong              652.00    646.50    963.50    958.50

Houston                719.00    624.00    1, 000.00  0

Immingham              0         0         0         0

Invergordon            0         0         0         0

Istanbul               667.50    637.50    1, 000.50  0

Jeddah                 725.00    715.00    1, 100.00  0

Kaohsiung              673.00    663.00    1, 012.00  997.00

Kuwait                 626.00    619.00    0         984.00

Leith                  0         0         0         0

Malta                  710.50    675.50    956.50    0

Mersey                 0         0         0         0

Milford Haven          0         0         0         0

Mumbai                 649.50    642.50    1, 070.00  0

New York & New Jersey  660.00    630.00    1, 035.00  0

Newport                0         0         0         0

Nigg Bay               0         0         0         0

Panama                 715.00    645.00    1, 030.00  0

Piraeus                728.50    696.50    967.50    0

Plymouth               0         0         0         0

Port Said              710.00    680.00    1, 180.00  0

Qatar                  0         0         925.00    0

Ramsgate               0         0         0         0

Rio de Janeiro         624.00    600.50    1, 000.00  0

Rotterdam              628.00    609.00    933.00    0

Salalah                718.00    678.00    1, 150.00  0

Shanghai               666.00    649.00    1, 070.00  0

Sharjah                655.00    625.00    870.00    0

Sheerness              0         0         0         0

Singapore              628.00    620.00    925.00    0

St Petersburg          575.50    560.50    0         0

Suez                   700.00    670.00    1, 160.00  0

Tees                   0         0         0         0

Thames                 0         0         0         0

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