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

In this HOT PORT NEWS, read about:
* Angola, Soyo – Radio reporting requirements
* Hong Kong, Hong Kong – Cross Harbour Swimming Race
* Australia, Port Kembla – Port closed due to severe weather
* Turkey, Izmit – Bay closure for bridge construction works
* Bunker Update – MARKET PRICE UPDATE 26/09/2013

DATE: September 26, 2013
COUNTRY: Angola
PORT: Soyo
Radio reporting requirements

There have been several recent reported cases of vessels that have not been
conforming to the ‘Radio Reporting Requirements’ for the Port of Soyo which
are clearly defined within ‘Harbour Rules and General Directions’ (Revision
1) issued 1st August 2013 as supplemented by Safety and Instruction
Notices; which are in place to ensure the safe movement of all vessels
navigating within Port of Soyo.

I would like to re-iterate that the movement of any vessel whether to, from
or within the Port of Soyo must be authorised by Soyo Port Control and that
this Traffic Clearance shall be received prior to any such movement
occurring….

….Any further occurrences of failure to comply with these requirements
may well lead to a fine being levied as appropriate.

(For information about operations in Angola contact GAC Angola at
angola@gac.com)

Source: Soyo Maritime Authority Instruction 12/2013 dated 26 September 2013

DATE: September 26, 2013
COUNTRY: Hong Kong
PORT: Hong Kong
Cross Harbour Swimming Race

A swimming race across the Eastern Harbour from Lei Yue Mun, Kowloon to
Quarry Bay, Hong Kong Island will take place from 0830 hours to 1030 hours
on Sunday 6 October 2013.

About 2, 000 swimmers, under the escort of guard boats, are expected to
participate in the race.

Launches of the Marine Department and Marine Police will be stationed or
patrolling in the Eastern Harbour and Tathong Channel before and during the
event.

Masters, coxswains and persons-in-charge of all vessels navigating in the
vicinity should proceed with caution and give a wide berth to the swimmers,
and follow the directions given by officers on Marine Department and Marine
Police launches regulating marine traffic in the vicinity.

As the marine traffic in the Eastern Harbour will be affected during the
race, vessel operators are advised to adjust their sailing schedule in
order to avoid obstructing the race.

In case of inclement weather, the race will be postponed to Sunday 20
October 2013 with the same time sequence as mentioned above.

(For information about operations in Hong Kong contact GAC Hong Kong at
shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.109 of 2013

DATE: September 26, 2013
COUNTRY: Australia
PORT: Port Kembla
Port closed due to severe weather

Port Kembla was closed this afternoon (26 September) due to strong winds.

The Harbour Master will assess the situation this evening with first
movement scheduled for 2200 hours, weather permitting.

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

DATE: September 26, 2013
COUNTRY: Turkey
PORT: Izmit
Bay closure for bridge construction works

Due to bridge construction works, Izmit Bay will be closed to all vessel
traffic between 10:00 and 17:00 hours local time tomorrow (27 September).

For information about operations in Turkey contact GAC Turkey at
turkey@gac.com

DATE: September 26, 2013
Bunker Update:
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 26/09/2013

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
MARKET PRICE UPDATE 26/09/2013
180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO

  • Aberdeen                                                             0 0 983.00  0
  • Aden                                                                720.00 0 1, 095.00 0
  • Alexandria                                                    725.00 705.00 1, 200.00 0
  • Amsterdam                                                  613.00 590.00 906.00 0
  • Antwerp                                                        620.00 590.00 917.00 0
  • Aqaba                                                                 0 696.00 1, 000.00 0
  • Bahrain                                                              0 0  1, 049.00 0
  • Bergen                                                           690.00 661.00 970.00 0
  • Busan                                                             655.00 632.00 925.00 915.00
  • Cape Town                                                  638.00 0 979.00 0
  • Colombo                                                      655.00 660.00 1, 018.00 0
  • Dubai                                                             622.00 612.00 870.00 0
  • Durban                                                          617.00 0 1, 053.00 0
  • Falmouth                                                     697.00 645.00 972.00 0
  • Fujairah                                                       640.00 613.00 994.00 0
  • Gibraltar                                                     678.50 642.50 955.50 0
  • Hong Kong                                                 639.00 633.50 924.50 0
  • Houston                                                      685.00 614.00 990.00 0
  • Istanbul                                                      658.50 626.50 1, 012.50 0
  • Jeddah                                                        690.00 670.00 1, 070.00 0
  • Kaohsiung                                                 654.00 639.00 1, 020.00 1, 005.00
  • Kuwait                                                         625.00 617.00 998.00 0
  • Leith                                                                0 0 1, 030.00 0
  • Lerwick                                                          0 0 965.00 0
  • Malta                                                          708.50 685.50 948.50 0
  • Mumbai                                                     641.00 635.00 1, 089.00 0
  • New York & New Jersey                    638.00 613.00 986.00 0
  • Panama                                                      681.00 620.00 1, 030.00 0
  • Piraeus                                                       697.50 668.50 946.50 0
  • Port Louis                                                718.00 0  1, 070.00 0
  • Port Said                                                   725.00 695.00 1, 060.00 0
  • Qatar                                                                0 0 950.00 0
  • Richards Bay                                           629.00 0 1, 070.00 0
  • Rio de Janeiro                                         638.00 614.00 1, 000.00 0
  • Rotterdam                                                621.00 598.00 914.00 0
  • Salalah                                                        710.00 662.00 1, 140.00 0
  • Shanghai                                                    659.50 646.50 1, 062.00 0
  • Sharjah                                                       622.00 612.00 870.00 0
  • Singapore                                                  611.00 604.00 905.00 0
  • St Petersburg                                           589.50 569.50 0 0
  • Stavanger                                                        0 0 975.00 0
  • Suez                                                              675.00 650.00 1, 055.00 0
  • Walvis Bay                                                705.00 0 1, 075.00 0
  • West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA 0 670.00 999.00 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.

* Refers to 26 Sept 2013

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