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In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:

  • Ghana, all ports – New GPHA port tariffs
  • Indonesia, all ports – Ascension Day holiday
  • Singapore, all ports – Vessels crossing TSS & Singapore Strait precautionary areas in hours of darkness
  • Indonesia, Anyer Terminal – Closure of jetty
  • Italy, Genoa – Cargo operations suspended following collision
  • Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 08/05/13

DATE: May 08, 2013 COUNTRY: Ghana PORT: all ports New GPHA port tariffs 

New port tariffs will come into effect at Ghana’s ports from 1 June 2013.
For further details, and information about operations in Ghana, contact GAC Ghana at ghana@gac.com

DATE: May 08, 2013 COUNTRY: Indonesia PORT: all ports Ascension Day holiday

Tomorrow (9 May) is a public holiday in Indonesia to mark Ascension Day.
For information about operations in Indonesia contact PT Andhika GAC at shipping.indonesia@gac.com

DATE: May 08, 2013 COUNTRY: Singapore PORT: all ports Vessels crossing TSS & Singapore Strait precautionary areas in hours of darkness 

Since 1 July 2011 vessels crossing the TSS [Traffic Separation Scheme] and precautionary areas in the Singapore Strait have been recommended to display the night signals consisting of 3 all-round green lights in a vertical line. This measure was adopted by the IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee at its 88th session as an interim recommendatory measure.
The night signals identify these vessels crossing the TSS during hours of darkness. This will allow other vessels in the appropriate lanes to take actions if required, thereby enhancing navigational safety.
The IMO’s Maritime Safety Committee at its 91st session in Nov 2012, in accordance with the provisions of resolution A.858(20), adopted the proposal to recognise the measure as a full-fledged recommendatory measure (i.e. it is no longer an interim measure) with effect from 1 June 2013 at 0000hrs UTC (0800hrs Singapore LT).
The night signals and the procedures remain unchanged. Ship owners, agents and masters of vessels are: (a) To take note of the details regarding the display of the night signals set out in Appendix 1; and (b) Recommended to comply with the procedures when intending to cross the TSS and precautionary areas in the Singapore Strait. (For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com)
Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.4 of 2013 dated 7 May 2013

DATE: May 08, 2013 COUNTRY: Indonesia PORT: Anyer Terminal Closure of jetty

Chandra Asri Petrochemical Jetty A at Anyer Port, Marak, is closed from 4 to 15 May, inclusive.
It will re-open on 16 May.
For information about operations in Indonesia contact PT Andhika GAC at shipping.indonesia@gac.com

DATE: May 08, 2013 COUNTRY: Italy PORT: Genoa Cargo operations suspended following collision

Cargo operations at Genoa’s tanker port (MULTEDO TERMINAL) were suspended at 0800 hours today (8 May) after a cargo ship collided with the port’s control tower building.
The cause of the collision, which happaned at apoproximately 2300 hours last night (7 May), is not yet known. The control tower building was destroyed, three people died, four were injured and six are still missing.
Operations were expected to restart at 1400 hours today.
(For information about operations in Italy contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre at hub.gb@gac.com)
Source: Medistar Shipping Agency Italy – GAC agent
DATE: May 08, 2013 Bunker Update: MARKET PRICE UPDATE 08/05/13

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert MARKET PRICE UPDATE 08/05/13
180 CST   380 CST   MGO    MDO
Aberdeen                                         0         0         892.00    0
Aden                                             745.00    0 1, 110.00  0
Alexandria                                       0         0 1, 190.00  0
Amsterdam                                        612.00    588.00    835.00    0
Antwerp                                          623.00    596.00    849.00    0
Aqaba                                            0         730.00 1, 030.00  0
Bahrain                                          0         0 1, 024.00  0
Bergen                                           681.00    658.00    899.00    0
Busan                                            666.00    643.00    900.00    890.00
Cape Town                                        714.00    0         969.00    0
Colombo                                          695.00    680.00 1, 080.00  0
Dubai                                            635.00    615.00    820.00    0
Durban                                           680.00    0 1, 095.00  0
Falmouth                                         0         605.00    970.00    0
Fujairah                                         702.00    630.00 1, 019.00  0
Gibraltar                                        681.50    652.50    917.50    0
Hong Kong                                        645.50    630.25    921.50    0
Houston                                          687.00    599.00    958.00    0
Istanbul                                         654.50    628.50    930.50    0
Jeddah                                           710.00    685.00 1, 090.00  0
Kaohsiung                                        663.00    653.00    939.00    924.00
Kuwait                                           641.50    629.00 1, 019.00  0
Leith                                            0         0         935.00    0
Lerwick                                          0         0         925.00    0
Malta                                            683.50    663.50    888.50    0
Mumbai                                           659.00    646.50 1, 036.50  0
New York & New Jersey                            631.00    599.00    990.00    0
Panama                                           695.00    620.00 1, 020.00  0
Piraeus                                          688.50    665.50    897.50    0
Port Louis                                       738.00    0 1, 035.00  0
Port Said                                        710.00    685.00 1, 150.00  0
Qatar                                            0         0         910.00    0
Richards Bay                                     692.00    0 1, 105.00  0
Rio de Janeiro                                   643.00    619.00    990.00    0
Rotterdam                                        620.00    596.00    843.00    0
Salalah                                          725.00    680.00 1, 100.00  0
Shanghai                                         679.50    658.50 1, 103.00  0
Sharjah                                          635.00    615.00    820.00    0
Singapore                                        630.00    622.00    858.00    0
St Petersburg                                    596.50    575.50    0    0
Stavanger                                        0         0         896.00    0
Suez                                             730.00    685.00 1, 135.00  0
Walvis Bay                                       729.00    0 1, 045.00  0
West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0         697.00    1, 000.00 0

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