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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Worldwide – IMO to assist in implementation of West and Central Africa   piracy code
* Singapore, Singapore – Soil investigation off Tuas View
* Australia, all ports – Terminal operations over Easter holiday
* Brazil, all ports – Stevedores’ strike postponed
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 21/03/13

DATE: March 21, 2013
COUNTRY: Worldwide
IMO to assist in implementation of West and Central Africa piracy code

The IMO has pledged its support to assist in the implementation of a new
Code of Conduct concerning the prevention and repression of piracy, armed
robbery against ships and illicit maritime activity in west and central
Africa, which has been adopted at a Ministerial meeting in Cotonou, Benin.

The Code is expected to be opened for signature at the meeting of the Heads
of State and Government of Central and West African States, expected to be
held in Yaounde, Cameroon, in May 2013.

Welcoming the adoption of the Code, IMO Secretary-General Koji Sekimizu
said that IMO was ready to support the countries in the region in its
implementation….

….IMO has assisted ECOWAS [the Economic Community of West African States]
in the drafting of the Code, which incorporates many elements of the
IMO-developed Djibouti Code of Conduct, signed by 20 States in the western
Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden area, as well as provisions from the existing
Memorandum of Understanding to establish a sub-regional integrated coast
guard function network in West and Central Africa, developed in 2008 by IMO
and the Maritime Organization of West and Central Africa (MOWCA). The MoU
has been signed by 15 of the 20 coastal States in the region.

Signatories to the Code intend to co-operate to the fullest possible extent
in the prevention and repression of piracy and armed robbery against ships,
transnational organized crime in the maritime domain, maritime terrorism,
illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and other illegal
activities at sea with a view towards:
(a) sharing and reporting relevant information;
(b) interdicting ships and/or aircraft suspected of engaging in such
illegal activities at sea;
(c) ensuring that persons committing or attempting to commit illegal
activities at sea are apprehended and prosecuted; and
(d) facilitating proper care, treatment, and repatriation for seafarers,
fishermen, other shipboard personnel and passengers subject to illegal
activities at sea, particularly those who have been subjected to violence.

Whilst promoting regional co-operation, the Code recognizes the principles
of sovereign equality and territorial integrity of States and that of
non-intervention in the domestic affairs of other States….

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

Source: Extracts from International Maritime Organisation (www.imo.org)
Briefing No.09 dated 21 March 2013

DATE: March 21, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: Singapore
Soil investigation off Tuas View

The working period and borehole positions for soil investigation works off
Tuas View have been revised. The work will now be conduicted from 22 March
to 15 May.

Accoridng to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore’s Port Marine
Notice No.32 of 2013, the works will be carried out 24 hours daily –
including Sundays & Public Holidays –
at the following marine borehole co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum):
C25-N) 1° 14.713’N / 103° 37.672’E
C25-S) 1° 14.691’N / 103° 37.672’E
C25-E) 1° 14.702’N / 103° 37.682’E
C25-W) 1° 14.702’N / 103° 37.661’E
42-1)  1° 13.752’N / 103° 37.7907’E
43-1)  1° 13.752’N / 103° 37.6866’E
44-1)  1° 13.752’N / 103° 37.5704’E
44A-1) 1° 13.752’N / 103° 37.5077’E
46-1)  1° 13.752’N / 103° 37.3391’E

Soil investigation works will be carried out by means of borehole drilling
using jack-up barges. A jack-up barge will be working on only one borehole
at any one time.

The jack-up barge, with tug boats in attendance, will have a circular
safety working zone of 50 metres radius centered at the barge. Tugboats
will be used for shifting the barge from one borehole location to another.

Safety boats will be deployed in the vicinity of the working areas to warn
other craft of the project work.

Craft involved in the works will exhibit the appropriate local and
international day and
night signals.

When in the vicinity of the working areas, mariners are reminded to:
(a) keep well clear and not to enter the working areas;
(b) maintain a proper lookout;
(c) proceed at a safe speed and navigate with caution;
(d) maintain a listening watch on VHF Channel 22 (West Jurong Control);
and
(e) communicate with West Jurong Control on VHF Channel 22 for assistance,
if required.

For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at
singapore@gac.com

DATE: March 21, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: all ports
Terminal operations over Easter holiday

All Australian coal and iron ore terminals are expected to work as normal
over the upcoming Easter Holidays (29 March-1 April, inclusive).

For information about operations at Australian ports and terminals contact
GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com

DATE: March 21, 2013
COUNTRY: Brazil
PORT: all ports
Stevedores’ strike postponed

The Brazilian stevedores’ strike originally planned for last Monday has
been postponed until this coming Monday, 25 March.

However, discussions between the Federal Government and Port Workers’
Unions are continuing, which may result on a definitive agreement and avoid
the national stoppage.

For information about operations in Brazil contact GAC Brazil at
shipping.brazil@gac.com

DATE: March 21, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 21/03/13
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GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 21/03/13

180 CST   380 CST   MGO    MDO

Aberdeen                                         0         0         950.00  0

Aden                                             0         0  1, 385.00  0

Alexandria                                       705.00    690.00   1, 200.00  0

Amsterdam                                        617.00    593.00    881.00  0

Antwerp                                          631.00    601.00    894.00   0

Aqaba                                            0         747.00   1, 050.00  0

Bahrain                                          0         0   1, 079.00  0

Bergen                                           694.00    669.00    939.00   0

Busan                                            668.00    647.00    960.00  950.00

Cape Town                                        0         0         0  0

Colombo                                          750.00    725.00   1, 160.00  0

Dubai                                            660.00    650.00    900.00  0

Durban                                           649.00    0   1, 084.00  0

Falmouth                                         0         643.00    965.00   0

Fujairah                                         725.00    680.00    890.00   0

Gibraltar                                        681.50    650.50    944.50   0

Hong Kong                                        647.75    639.25    927.50   0

Houston                                          709.00    619.00    985.00   0

Istanbul                                         659.50    633.50    951.50   0

Jeddah                                           710.00    690.00   1, 080.00  0

Kaohsiung                                        669.00    667.00    996.00   981.00

Kuwait                                           639.00    629.00   1, 004.00  0

Leith                                            0         0         985.00   0

Lerwick                                          0         0         995.00   0

Malta                                            684.50    664.00    916.50   0

Mumbai                                           659.50    649.50   1, 036.00  0

New York & New Jersey                            652.00    625.00    981.00   0

Panama                                           710.00    630.00   1, 022.00  0

Piraeus                                          690.50    665.50    924.50   0

Port Louis                                       744.00    0   1, 097.00  0

Port Said                                        0         0   1, 200.00  0

Qatar                                            0         0         945.00   0

Richards Bay                                     659.00    0   1, 103.00  0

Rio de Janeiro                                   647.00    623.00   1, 015.00  0

Rotterdam                                        625.00    601.00    889.00   0

Salalah                                          725.00    680.00   1, 125.00  0

Shanghai                                         671.50    652.00   1, 047.50  0

Sharjah                                          660.00    650.00    900.00   0

Singapore                                        635.00    625.00    912.00   0

St Petersburg                                    580.50    560.50    0   0

Stavanger                                        0         0         934.00   0

Suez                                             715.00    690.00   1, 100.00  0

Walvis Bay                                       0         0  1, 077.00  0

West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0         738.00    1, 080.00   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.

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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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