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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Kenya, all ports – National Holiday declared for elections
* India, all ports – Indian charts to be kept on board
* Australia, Port Hedland – Anchorage reopened as cyclone tracks inland
* Australia, all ports – Svitzer announce tariff increases
* Australia, Newcastle – Towage service tariff to rise
* Italy, Trieste – Terminal charges to rise
* Egypt, Suez Canal – Transit dues exception
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 28/02/13

DATE: February 28, 2013
COUNTRY: Kenya
PORT: all ports
National Holiday declared for elections

Monday 4 March has been declared a National Holiday in Kenya due to general elections being held. All offices will be closed.

The voting process is likely to continue on 5 March as many civil servants and public sector employees will travel to their home areas to vote.

As a result, a reduction in service levels and speed of service may be likely from Customs authorities over the course of next week.

For information about operations in Kenya contact GAC-Seaforth Kenya at gac-seaforth.kenya@gac.com

DATE: February 28, 2013
COUNTRY: India
PORT: all ports
Indian charts to be kept on board

The Gujarat Maritime Board has advised that it make mandatory for all vessels calling at Gujarat ports and coastline to carry Indian charts on
board.

For information about operations in India contact GAC India at india@gac.com

DATE: February 28, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Port Hedland
Anchorage reopened as cyclone tracks inland

Port Hedland anchorage re-opened at 1000 today (28 February) and the port was due to re-open for inbound movements from 1600.

Tropical Cyclone Rusty continues to track inland and as it does so, weather conditions are forecast to improve significantly of the next 6-12 hours.

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

DATE: February 28, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: all ports
Svitzer announce tariff increases

Towage operator Svitzer has announced that it will implement tariff increases at all Australian ports where it operates on 1 April.

From that date, the tariff at the below ports will be adjusted as shown below (as some ports have had changes less than a year ago, the percentage has been adjusted appropriately):

Adelaide Region – 4.00%
Albany – 2.70%
Ardrossan Lines – 4.00%
Brisbane – 3.50%
Bundaberg – 3.50%
Eden – 6.50%
Eden Lines – 4.00%
Fremantle & Kwinana – 4.00%
Geelong – 3.00%
Kwinana Lines – 6.70%
Mackay – 2.20%
Melbourne – 3.50%
Newcastle – 10.00%
Newcastle Lines – 5.00%
Port Botany – 3.50%
Port Jackson – 4.50%
Port Jackson Gore Cove – 4.50%
Port Kembla – 4.00%
Port Kembla Lines – 4.00%
Port Bonython – 6% +15% On-time Surcharge
Port Pirie – 8.20%
Wallaroo – 8.20%
Westernport – 15.00%
Whyalla – 8.20%

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

DATE: February 28, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Newcastle
Towage service tariff to rise

Svitzer, the towage operators in the port of Newcastle, has announced a 10% tariff increase for towage services with effect from 1 April. Linesmen services will increase by 5%.

It has also been announced this week that with effect from July, PB Towage start operations in Newcastle offering a towage service in the port with four tugs.

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

DATE: February 28, 2013
COUNTRY: Italy
PORT: Trieste
Terminal charges to rise

With effect Monday 11 March, terminal charges at the port of Trieste will increase by about 2.4%.

Further, a small mark-up is expected in the tariff for the Mooring-Unmooring service in the next few weeks.

(For information about operations in Italy, contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)

Source: Ant.Topic Srl, Trieste – GAC agent

DATE: February 28, 2013
COUNTRY: Egypt
PORT: Suez Canal
Transit dues exception
 
Due to the interruption of work at Sukhna  port and the fact that container ships are currently unable to unload cargo at Sukhna, the Suez Canal
Authority has decided to apply Circular No.1/2012, whenever necessary, as follows:

QUOTE…
The Suez Canal authority has decided that the above mentioned ships shall enjoy transit dues exemption on their return trip on the following
conditions:

1) Ship master has to provide a statement of the number of containers coming to Sukhna port.

2) A certificate from the discharge port showing the number of containers that had been discharged and that egypt is the destination of such
containers and also showing the departure date of the containership.

3) The container ship has to make a direct return to transit the Suez Canal southbound without carrying out any charging operations.
….UNQUOTE.

For information about operations in the Suez Canal contact GAC Egypt at suezcanal@gac.com

DATE: February 28, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 28/02/13

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 28/02/13

180 CST   380 CST   MGO MDO

  • Aden                                             725.00    0 1, 110.00  0
  • Alexandria                                   700.00    690.00 1, 170.00  0
  • Amsterdam                                  627.00    604.00    921.00 0
  • Antwerp                                       641.00    611.00    929.00 0
  • Aqaba                                                0         0  1, 060.00  0
  • Bahrain                                             0         0 1, 100.00  0
  • Busan                                           685.00    662.00    990.00 980.00
  • Cape Town                                  692.00    0 1, 088.00  0
  • Colombo                                      755.00    730.00  1, 165.00  0
  • Dubai                                           665.00    650.00    940.00 0
  • Durban                                        654.00    0  1, 100.00  0
  • Falmouth                                    708.50    648.00    987.00  0
  • Fujairah                                       690.00    645.00  1, 030.00  0
  • Gibraltar                                      710.50    679.50    994.50  0
  • Hong Kong                                  655.00    647.00    988.00  0
  • Houston                                       705.00    615.00  1, 008.00  0
  • Istanbul                                        670.50    648.50  1, 003.50  0
  • Jeddah                                          700.00    685.00  1, 080.00  0
  • Kaohsiung                                    682.00    675.00  1, 043.00  1, 028.00
  • Kuwait                                          654.00    647.00   1, 004.00  0
  • Malta                                             728.50    698.50    965.50  0
  • Mumbai                                        659.50    652.50  1, 087.00  0
  • New York & New Jersey           660.00    630.00  1, 010.00  0
  • Panama                                        705.00    635.00  1, 045.00  0
  • Piraeus                                          723.50    695.50    973.50  0
  • Port Louis                                     743.00    0  1, 081.00  0
  • Port Said                                            0         0         0   0
  • Qatar                                                  0         0         930.00  0
  • Richards Bay                               664.00    0  1, 110.00  0
  • Rio de Janeiro                             659.00    635.00  1, 035.00  0
  • Rotterdam                                    635.00    612.00    929.00   0
  • Salalah                                          730.00    682.00  1, 160.00  0
  • Shanghai                                       689.00    669.50  1, 084.50  0
  • Sharjah                                          665.00    650.00    940.00  0
  • Singapore                                      639.00    631.00    940.00  0
  • St Petersburg                                611.50    590.50    0  0
  • Suez                                                   0         685.00  1, 090.00  0
  • Walvis Bay                                       0         0   1, 090.00  0
  • West Africa OFFSHORE –

FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0         732.00    1, 069.00  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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