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GAC-newYour daily news service from ports around the world.

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Somalia, all ports – Vigilance urged to avoid pirates off Somalia coast
* Angola, Soyo – Dredging at channel entrance
* United States, New York, NewYork – Temporary draft reduction
* United States, Delaware River – Temporary safety zone for dredging
operations
* Indonesia, Balikpapan – Loading at coal terminal to stop for election day
* Singapore, all ports – Consolidated monthly billing arrangement
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 09/09/2013

DATE: September 09, 2013
COUNTRY: Somalia
PORT: all ports
Vigilance urged to avoid pirates off Somalia coast

As the monsoon in the NW Indian Ocean begins to subside and the weather
once again becomes conducive to the operation of small pirate skiffs, the
ICC International Maritime Bureau (IMB) has urged Masters not to be
complacent as they transit the Arabian Sea and the Gulf of Aden.

It has called for vessels to remain alert and apply the Best Management
Practices (BMP), including its reporting requirements, as it transits the
area.

Overall this year the attacks have fallen to 10, a trend which is
attributed to the vital action of the naval vessels engaged in anti-piracy
operations, compliance with the BMP and the use of professional security
teams on board.

Ashore in Somalia, the government in Mogadishu which has been in power for
the last 12 months has provided a stabilising influence which has been
missing for decades….

(For information about operations in the Arabian Sea/Gulf of Aden region,
contact the GAC Dubai Hub Agency at hub.ae@gac.com)

Source: Extract from ICC International Maritime Bureau (www.icc-ccs.org)
briefing dated 8 September 2013

DATE: September 09, 2013
COUNTRY: Angola
PORT: Soyo
Dredging at channel entrance

Dredging operations are being conducted at the entrance to the channel at
the Port of Soyo this week (9-15 September).

To accommodate the works, navigation buoys 3, 3A, 4, 4A and Environmental
buoy B7 have been shifted outside the channel.

For further details and information about operations in Soyo, contact GAC
Angola at angola@gac.com

DATE: September 09, 2013
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: New York, NewYork
Temporary draft reduction

The maximum permitted draft for transits in the southway channel from Wards
Point to Kill van kull has been temporarily reduced with immediate effect.

The maximum draft for any and all movements SOUTHWAY is now 35 feet at HW &
31 feet at LW.

This follows the Army Corps of Engineers’ recent survey which revealed
shoaling in the area. The primary area of concern is between Kinder Morgan
carteret and Buckeye (ex. Chevron) Perth Amboy. Dredging is due to start in
the channel soonest.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

DATE: September 09, 2013
COUNTRY: United States
PORT: Delaware River
Temporary safety zone for dredging operations

The U.S. Coast Guard, Sector Delaware Bay, is establishing a temporary
safety zone around the northern half of the Deepwater Point Anchorage No.6
in light of dredging operations at the Cherry Island Range of the Delaware
River. The safety zone will be in effect from 10 September through to 15
October unless cancelled earlier by the Captain of the Port.

In its Marine Safety Information Bulletin No.14-13, the Coast Guard states
that Norfolk Construction and the Dredge ESSEX have been contracted by the
Army Corps of Engineers for maintenance dredging in the area, and a
submerged pipeline will be in place to facilitate the project.

The safety zone will encompass all waters of Deepwater Anchorage No.6 from
the northeast corner at 39 deg. 42.68’N/075 deg. 29.87’W to the northwest
corner at 39 deg. 42.84’N/075 deg.30.38’W, south along the eastern channel
boundary to 39 deg. 42.44’N/075 deg. 30.53’W, west to 39 deg. 42.48’N/075
deg. 30.06’W, then north to the first position. Dredging will begin at the
northern end of the Cherry Island dredging area and proceed southwards in
the east half of the channel. It will then continue from North to South and
proceed southward in the west half of the channel.

Mariners are cautioned to remain at a safe distance from the dredge, buoys,
cables, pipeline, barges, derricks, wires and related equipment.

Traffic should call the Dredge ESSEX at least 309 minutes prior to passage
to arrange passage. The Dredge ESSEX will monitor channels 13 & 16 and can
be contacted by phone at 757-353-0455. Mariners are urged to use extreme
caution and operate at minimum steerage speed to reduce wake when
transiting the area.

For information about operations in the USA contact GAC USA at usa@gac.com

DATE: September 09, 2013
COUNTRY: Indonesia
PORT: Balikpapan
Loading at coal terminal to stop for election day

Balikpapan Coal Terminal will halt loading operations tomorrow (10
September) due to the election of governor in East Kalimantan. Normal
operations will resume on 11 September.

For information about operations in Indonesia contact PT Andhika GAC
Indonesia at shipping.indonesia@gac.com

DATE: September 09, 2013
COUNTRY: Singapore
PORT: all ports
Consolidated monthly billing arrangement

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has advised that a new
consolidated monthly billing arrangement for ship registration and
crewing-related services provided by MPA to owners, managers and agents of
Singapore-registered vessels will be introduced on 1 October 2013.

In its Shipping Circular No.15 of 2013, the MPA advises that under the new
billing arrangement, owners, managers and agents will continue to have
their transactions billed to their designated accounts. However, instead of
receiving multiple invoices in a month, all the transactions in a given
month will be consolidated and a single invoice issued at the start of the
following month.

The new initiative aims to improve administrative convenience for our
customers by streamlining the billing process to eliminate multiple
invoices and payments in a given month. Invoice details will be displayed
according to the transactions carried out for each vessel.

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

DATE: September 09, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 09/09/2013
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GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
 MARKET PRICE UPDATE 09/09/2013

180 CST   380 CST   MGO   MDO

Aberdeen                                         0         0         997.00  0

Aden                                             720.00    0 1, 100.00  0

Alexandria                                       730.00    710.00 1, 200.00  0

Amsterdam                                        614.00    589.00    936.00 0

Antwerp                                          623.00    595.00    939.00 0

Aqaba                                            0         696.00    990.00 0

Bahrain                                          0         0 1, 049.00  0

Bergen                                           696.00    666.00    995.00  0

Busan                                            660.00    635.00    955.00 945.00

Cape Town                                        633.00    0  1, 015.00  0

Colombo                                          660.00    655.00 1, 015.00  0

Dubai                                            640.00    625.00    890.00  0

Durban                                           618.00    0  1, 070.00  0

Falmouth                                         697.00    645.00    972.0   0

Fujairah                                         650.00    612.00  1, 000.00  0

Gibraltar                                        685.50    653.50 1, 010.00  0

Hong Kong                                        628.50    622.50    947.50 0

Houston                                          695.00    630.00 1, 020.00  0

Istanbul                                         660.00    638.00   1, 025.00  0

Jeddah                                           685.00    665.00   1, 065.00  0

Kaohsiung                                        649.00    636.00   1, 030.00  1, 015.00

Kuwait                                           618.00    611.00    999.00 0

Leith                                            0         0    1, 044.00  0

Lerwick                                          0         0         983.00   0

Malta                                            718.50    695.50   1, 003.00  0

Mumbai                                           641.50    634.50    1, 121.00  0

New York & New Jersey                            650.00    630.00   1, 010.00  0

Panama                                           699.00    637.00   1, 050.00  0

Piraeus                                          707.50    676.50    994.50   0

Port Louis                                       715.00    0   1, 044.00  0

Port Said                                        730.00    710.00   1, 060.00  0

Qatar                                            0         0         990.00   0

Richards Bay                                     630.00    0           0     0

Rio de Janeiro                                   662.00    638.00   1, 000.00  0

Rotterdam                                        622.00    597.00    944.00   0

Salalah                                          707.00    657.00   1, 170.00  0

Shanghai                                         663.50    632.50    1, 072.00  0

Sharjah                                          640.00    625.00    890.00   0

Singapore                                        613.00    606.00    935.00   0

St Petersburg                                    620.00    600.00    0    0

Stavanger                                        0         0    1, 000.00  0

Suez                                             675.00    655.00   1, 055.00  0

Walvis Bay                                       710.00    0    1, 015.00  0

West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA  0         677.00    1, 018.00   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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