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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Germany, Kiel Canal – Delasy to lock chamber repairs
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Submarine Outfall Inspection Works off Nim Wan
* Australia, Gladstone – Adverse weather heading south
* Algeria, all ports – Business as usual at Algerian ports
* Egypt, Suez Canal – State of Emergency and curfew in Suez Canal area
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 28/01/13

DATE: January 28, 2013
COUNTRY: Germany
PORT: Kiel Canal
Delasy to lock chamber repairs

The Kiel Canal Authorities have announced that final repairs to the New Big
South Lock Chamber in Brunsbuttel will be delayed until further notice.

Until the final repairs, only 2/3 length – 205 metres – will be available.

The New North lock and both Old Small Lock Chambers will be available.

However, delays can be expected.

(For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Afency
Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)
Source: Sartori & Berger – GAC agent

DATE: January 28, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Submarine Outfall Inspection Works off Nim Wan

For approximately 6 weeks, submarine outfall inspection works will be
carried out [off Nim Wan] in the area bounded by straight lines joining the
following co-ordinates (WGS84 Datum) from (A) to (D):
(A) 22 deg. 25.454’N / 113 deg. 55.464’E
(B) 22 deg. 25.435’N / 113 deg. 55.599’E
(C) 22 deg. 25.414’N / 113 deg. 55.587’E
(D) 22 deg. 25.430’N / 113 deg. 55.460’E

The works will be carried out from the seawall adjacent to the works area.

The hours of work will be from 0800 to 1700 hours. No work will be carried
out on Sundays and public holidays.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during the hours of
work. The International Code Flag “A” will be displayed at the seawall to
indicate the diving operations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution and keep
clear at a slow speed, bearing in mind that there are divers working in the
area.

(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.14 of 2013
dated 28 January 2013

DATE: January 28, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Gladstone
Adverse weather heading south

Adverse weather associated with Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald is today (28
January) continuing to cause problems and is now moving south over New
South Wales.

GLADSTONE:
The Gladstone region has experienced almost 900mm of rain in the paste 96
hours, resulting in flooding. The worst of the weather now appears to have
passed and is now moving south.

There has been extensive damage to all communication systems, and fibre
optic lines have been damaged causing the loss of most landlines and some
mobile services. This interruption of service is expected to last at least
24-48 hours.

Limited communications within the port is impeding the flow of information
and affecting all shipping movements. The GAC Gladstone office is operating
a back-up system and is still able to access emails and mobile phone
services.

All operational areas within the Port of Gladstone are undergoing
assessments for damage.

The port resumed shipping movements at 0600 hours yesterday (27 January).

Major rivers in and around the Gladstone district are still experiencing
major flooding, which has resulted in large amounts of debris in the
harbour. This debris includes large logs which can pose a threat to small
craft. The operation of small craft (including construction craft) is
therefore limited to daylight hours only in the short term. This will
affect all shipping traffic as the pilot launch is covered by this
restriction. Helicopter transfers of pilots will also be affected, as the
pilot launch is the emergency response vessel in the event of an incident
with the pilot helicopter.

Numerous areas of the Barney Point Coal Terminal are reported to be
flooded/inundated, affecting both loading and receiving operations. Current
indications are that they will not be able to resume loading until approx.
pm on Wednesday (30 January).

NEWCASTLE:
Newcastle Port Corporation has classified conditions at the entrance to the
harbour as heavy. As a result, outbound movements are restricted and there
will be no incoming movements tonight. Conditions will be assessed again at
0600 tomorrow morning.

PORT KEMBLA:
Due to severe weather conditions, strong winds and swells the Harbour
Master has closed the port to shipping, instructed the anchorage to be
cleared and all ships to proceed to sea and remain more than 12NM off the
coast.

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

DATE: January 28, 2013
COUNTRY: Algeria
PORT: all ports
Business as usual at Algerian ports

Operations at all ports in Algeria are as normal, following this month’s
hostage crisis at one of the country’s gas plants.

According to the country’s Minister of Energy, the Saharan site in Amenas
which was attacked by gunmen on 16 January will reopen soon. Several people
died in the military operation to retake the site.

Meanwhile, other major gas sites in the country are working as normal to
ensure that production continues.

For information about operations in Algeria contact GAC Algeria at operation.algeria@gac.com

DATE: January 28, 2013
COUNTRY: Egypt
PORT: Suez Canal
State of Emergency and curfew in Suez Canal area

The Egyptian Government has declared a State of Emergency and curfew from
2100 to 0600 hours in Port Said, Ismailia and Suez, for 30 days starting
yesterday (27 January).

Navigation in the Suez Canal is running normally, unaffected by the curfew.
Transit  registration formalities are being coordinated between the Suez
Canal Authority and agents.

All husbandry services in Port Said are suspended until the security
situation in the city permits safe and secure handling.

Husbandry services in Suez City can be arranged as usual, but will be
partially affected by the curfew as movements within the city will not be
permitted between the hours of 2100 and 0600.

For more information about services for the Suez Canal, contact GAC Egypt’s
Suez Canal coordinating office at suezcanal@gac.com

DATE: January 28, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 28/01/13

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 28/01/13

180 CST   380 CST   MGO       MDO
Aberdeen               0         0         0         0
Aden                   725.00    0         1, 110.00  0
Alexandria             715.00    700.00    1, 200.00  0
Amsterdam              633.00    609.00    936.00    0
Antwerp                648.00    618.00    964.00    0
Aqaba                  0         0         1, 056.00  0
Bahrain                0         0         1, 076.00  0
Barrow                 0         0         0         0
Busan                  685.00    662.00    980.00    970.00
Cape Town              679.00    0         1, 101.00  0
Colombo                740.00    700.00    1, 165.00  0
Dubai                  645.00    625.00    860.00    0
Durban                 647.00    0         1, 104.00  0
Falmouth               701.00    650.50    1, 012.00  0
Fawley                 0         0         0         0
Felixstowe             0         0         0         0
Fujairah               655.00    625.00    1, 010.00  0
Gibraltar              725.50    695.50    1, 007.50  0
Grangemouth            0         0         0         0
Harwich                0         0         0         0
Hong Kong              658.00    653.50    974.00    969.00
Houston                730.00    635.00    1, 020.00  0
Immingham              0         0         0         0
Invergordon            0         0         0         0
Istanbul               675.50    645.50    1, 018.50  0
Jeddah                 710.00    700.00    1, 090.00  0
Kaohsiung              674.00    667.00    1, 019.00  1, 004.00
Kuwait                 631.00    624.00    0         989.00
Leith                  0         0         0         0
Malta                  736.50    703.50    978.50    0
Mersey                 0         0         0         0
Milford Haven          0         0         0         0
Mumbai                 658.00    651.00    1, 070.00  0
New York & New Jersey  668.00    640.00    1, 040.00  0
Newport                0         0         0         0
Nigg Bay               0         0         0         0
Panama                 740.00    655.00    1, 045.00  0
Piraeus                740.50    710.50    995.50    0
Plymouth               0         0         0         0
Port Said              715.00    695.00    1, 080.00  0
Qatar                  0         0         925.00    0
Ramsgate               0         0         0         0
Rio de Janeiro         659.00    635.00    1, 025.00  0
Rotterdam              641.00    617.00    944.00    0
Salalah                705.00    665.00    1, 165.00  0
Shanghai               683.50    665.50    1, 078.50  0
Sharjah                645.00    625.00    860.00    0
Sheerness              0         0         0         0
Singapore              637.00    629.00    929.00    0
St Petersburg          598.50    580.50    0         0
Suez                   695.00    665.00    1, 080.00  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.

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