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GAC 01072014Marine Works in Hung Hom Fairway
August 13, 2014, Hong Kong, Kowloon (Hong Kong)

With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 4 weeks, marine works involving trimming operations and sounding survey will be carried out [at Hung Hom Fairway] in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (F) and the adjacent shoreline:

(A) 22º17.499’ N / 114º10.443’ E

(B) 22º17.227’ N / 114º10.411’ E

(C) 22º17.227’ N / 114º10.335’ E

(D) 22º17.434’ N / 114º10.367’ E

(E) 22º17.482’ N / 114º10.359’ E

(F) 22º17.483’ N / 114º10.409’ E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including one derrick barge, one dredger, one hopper barge, some tugs and work boats. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

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

The works will be carried out round-the-clock.

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

Vessels navigating in the vicinity should proceed with caution.

This Notice should be read in conjuction with Marine Department Notice No.

66 of 2014.

(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.101 of 2014 dated 12 August 2014

Construction of Seawater Intake Culvert at the Black Point Power Station
August 13, 2014, Hong Kong, Tuen Mun (Hong Kong)

With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 4 months, marine works involving seawall demolition, dredging, backfilling, precast box culvert installation and seawall reinstatement will be carried out [at Black Point Power Station] in the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:

(A) 22º24.686’ N / 113º54.370’ E

(B) 22º24.715’ N / 113º54.271’ E

(C) 22º24.797’ N / 113º54.355’ E

(D) 22º24.705’ N / 113º54.391’ E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including one derrick barge, one split hopper barge, one crane barge and one grab dredger. Two tugs and one work boat will provide assistance. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

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

The hours of work will be round-the-clock.

Diving operations will be carried out from time to time during 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 and keep clear at slow speed, bearing in mind there are divers working in the area.

This Notice is an extension of Marine Department Notice No. 138 of 2013.

(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.99 of 2014 dated 12 August 2014

Dredging at Stonecutters Island Sewage Treatment Works
August 13, 2014, Hong Kong, Kowloon (Hong Kong)

With immediate effect and for a period of approximately 6 weeks, dredging operations will be carried out [at Stonecutters Island Sewage Treatment Works] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS84 Datum) from (A) to (D) and the adjacent shoreline:

(A) 22 deg. 19.586’N / 114 deg. 08.455’E

(B) 22 deg. 19.618’N / 114 deg. 08.476’E

(C) 22 deg. 19.525’N / 114 deg. 08.643’E

(D) 22 deg. 19.497’N / 114 deg. 08.625’E

The works will be carried out by a derrick lighter. One split-hopper barge and two tugs will assist in the works. The number of vessels engaged in the works will change from time to time to suit operational requirements.

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

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 2300 hours. Vessels employed for the works will stay in the works area 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 shipping.hongkong@gac.com)

Source: Government of Hong Kong SAR Marine Department Notice No.100 of 2014 dated 12 August 2014

Current average delays in Panama Canal
August 13, 2014, Panama, Panama Canal

Current average delays (today and tomorrow’s traffic) as follows:

Supers (large, over 91 feet in beam, transit with restrictions):

Northbound: 1-2 days

Southbound: 1-2 days

Regulars (small, under 91 feet in beam, unrestricted transit):

Northbound: 1-2 days

Southbound: 1-2 days

The booking competitions today were as follows:

Second period Large vessel (slots for Sep. 2): 10 slots, no applicants

Second period Small vessel (slots for Sep. 2): 3 slots, no applicants

Third period Large vessel (slots for Aug. 15): 9 slots, 3 applicants, 6 slots left

Third period Small vessel (slots for Aug. 15): 6 slots, no applicants

The Auction Booking Slots for Aug. 14 were not offered because there were normal booking slots still available.

For further information, please contact GAC at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.com.

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 13/08/14

COUNTRY 180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO
Aberdeen 0 0 895.00 0
Aden 750.00 675.00 1, 100.00 0
Alexandria 755.00 655.00 1, 175.00 0
Amsterdam 600.00 570.00 846.00 0
Antwerp 595.00 565.00 841.00 0
Aqaba 0 718.00 1, 040.00 0
Bahrain 0 0 1, 010.00 0
Bergen 950.00 933.00 915.00 0
Busan 630.00 610.00 917.00 912.00
Cape Town 646.00 0 949.00 0
Colombo 695.00 657.00 1, 020.00 0
Dubai 628.00 618.00 850.00 0
Durban 610.00 0 1, 023.00 0
Fujairah 615.00 587.00 970.00 0
Gibraltar 635.00 606.00 918.00 0
Grangemouth 0 0 965.00 0
Hambantota 659.00 643.00 1, 000.00 0
Hong Kong 603.00 596.00 897.00 0
Houston 660.00 580.00 945.00 0
Istanbul 637.00 607.00 940.00 0
Jeddah 715.00 660.00 1, 085.00 0
Kaohsiung 639.00 629.00 1, 000.00 985.00
Kuwait 0 635.00 1, 245.00 0
Leith 0 0 903.00 0
Lerwick 0 0 929.00 0
Malta 697.00 671.00 900.00 0
Mersey 0 0 908.00 0
Mumbai 630.00 623.00 1, 090.00 0
New York & New Jersey 640.00 585.00 950.00 0
Panama 695.00 585.00 1, 015.00 0
Piraeus 658.00 630.00 913.00 0
Port Louis 715.00 0 1, 048.00 0
Port Said 760.00 670.00 1, 085.00 0
Qatar 0 0 916.00 0
Richards Bay 621.00 0 1, 030.00 0
Rio de Janeiro 615.00 590.00 990.00 0
Rotterdam 594.00 664.00 856.00 0
Salalah 685.00 635.00 1, 110.00 0
Shanghai 634.00 611.00 1, 031.00 0
Sharjah 628.00 618.00 850.00 0
Singapore 612.00 601.00 888.00 0
Sohar 0 645.00 1, 020.00 0
St Petersburg 451.00 431.00 760.00 0
Stavanger 0 0 925.00 0
Suez 715.00 675.00 1, 085.00 0
Sunderland 0 0 910.00 0
Thames 0 0 998.00 0
Walvis Bay 877.00 0 1, 055.00 0
West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA 0 668.00 1, 010.00 0

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