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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Togo, Lome – Stevedores’ strike at Togo Terminal
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Marine Site Investigation
* Australia, Port Kembla – Port Kembla temporary reduction to Channel depth
* Australia, Abbot Point – Abbot Point monthly O/L2 maintenance
* Australia, all ports – Public holiday in Australia
* Australia, Newcastle –  Updated promulgated depth notice for the Port of Newcastle
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 25/03/13

DATE: March 25, 2013
COUNTRY: Togo
PORT: Lome
Stevedores’ strike at Togo Terminal

Employees at Togo Terminal (stevedores company) have been on strike since Friday (22 March). Togo Terminal has the monopoly in handling containers at Lome port.

For information about operations in Togo, contact GAC-OMA Togo at gac-oma.togo@gac.com

DATE: March 25, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Marine Site Investigation

According to the Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No. 40 of 2013, marine site investigation works will be carried out with immediate effect and for a period of 2 weeks at Pui O Wan, South of Lantau Island.

Marine site investigation works involving drilling of boreholes will be carried out in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (E):

(A) 22° 14.336’N / 113° 58.223’E
(B) 22° 14.329’N / 113° 58.310’E
(C) 22° 13.745’N / 113° 58.020’E
(D) 22° 13.799’N / 113° 57.904’E
(E) 22° 14.275’N / 113° 58.130’E

The works will be carried out by two flat top barges. One tug and one motor boat will provide assistance.

A working area of approximately 50 metres will be established around the barges. Yellow marker buoys fitted with yellow flashing lights will be laid to mark the positions of the anchors extending from the barges.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 1900 hours. No work will be carried out on Sundays and public holidays. Vessels employed for the  outside the hours of work.

Vessels engaged in the operations will display signals as prescribed in international and local regulations.

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at hongkong@gac.com
Source: Hong Kong SAR Marine Department

DATE: March 25, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Port Kembla
Port Kembla temporary reduction to Channel depth

The Channel depth at Port Kembla has been temporarily reduced from 15.15m to 15m and the revise MSD is 15.0m + tide/ 1.08.

Port Authority has commenced remediation action and will advise once the depth returns to normal.

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

DATE: March 25, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Abbot Point
Abbot Point monthly O/L2 maintenance

Abbot Point monthly O/L2 maintenance will be on 27 March 2013 (Wednesday), from 07:00hrs until 19:00hrs local time.

During this period, no ship loading activities can be carried out.

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

DATE: March 25, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: all ports
Public holiday in Australia

Easter Holidays in Australia falls on 29 March 2013 to 01 April 2013.

However, all coal and iron ore terminals are expected to work as normal throughout this period.

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

DATE: March 25, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Newcastle
Updated promulgated depth notice for the Port of Newcastle

The Newcastle Port Corporation stated in its letter dated 22 March that the Channel depth was reduced to 14.30m metres due to the silt accumulated from the recent floods.

As at 1134 on 24 March 2013 (Sunday), the Harbour Master of Port of Newcastle has declared the depth  in the horseshoe as 14.60 metres. This is an increase in channel depth of 0.30m.

The Port Dredging will continue to restore the Harbour Channel to a depth of 15.20m at zero tide.

For information about operations in Australia contact GAC Australia at shipping.australia@gac.com
Source: Newcastle Port Corporation

DATE: March 25, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 25/03/13

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 25/03/13
180 CST   380 CST   MGO     MDO

Aberdeen                                         0         0         934.00   0
Aden                                             0         0   1, 385.00  0
Alexandria                                       700.00    690.00   1, 200.00  0
Amsterdam                                        619.00    597.00    877.00      0
Antwerp                                          631.00    601.00    883.00    0
Aqaba                                            0         747.00  1, 082.00  0
Bahrain                                          0         0  1, 079.00  0
Bergen                                           694.00    669.00    939.00   0
Busan                                            670.00    650.00    950.00    940.00
Cape Town                                        0         0         0        0
Colombo                                          735.00    712.00    1, 150.00  0
Dubai                                            660.00    650.00    900.00      0
Durban                                           655.00    0     1, 088.00  0
Falmouth                                         0         650.00    980.00     0
Fujairah                                         680.00    630.00     1, 015.00  0
Gibraltar                                        681.50    650.50    948.50   0
Hong Kong                                        640.00    631.75    924.50     0
Houston                                          707.00    617.00    990.00      0
Istanbul                                         660.50    633.50    954.50     0
Jeddah                                           710.00    690.00    1, 080.00  0
Kaohsiung                                        664.00    662.00    989.00     974.00
Kuwait                                           634.00    625.00     1, 004.00  0
Leith                                            0         0         967.00     0
Lerwick                                          0         0         995.00      0
Malta                                            689.50    662.50    914.50   0
Mumbai                                           656.50    647.50    1, 030.00  0

New York & New Jersey                            655.00    625.00    992.00      0
Panama                                           715.00    639.00    1, 030.00  0
Piraeus                                          684.50    664.50    919.50     0
Port Louis                                       747.00    0   1, 090.00  0
Port Said                                        0         0     1, 200.00  0
Qatar                                            0         0         940.00     0
Richards Bay                                     665.00    0     1, 103.00  0
Rio de Janeiro                                   647.00    623.00    1, 015.00  0
Rotterdam                                        627.00    603.00    883.00      0
Salalah                                          725.00    682.00   1, 125.00  0
Shanghai                                         670.00    651.00      1, 048.50  0
Sharjah                                          660.00    650.00    900.00    0
Singapore                                        638.00    630.00    915.00     0
St Petersburg                                    583.50    563.50    0     0
Stavanger                                        0         0         934.00      0
Suez                                             710.00    690.00    1, 100.00  0
Walvis Bay                                       0         0    1, 085.00  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.

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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