Home ShipmanagementBunkering Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC

by admin

GAC 01072014Suspension of Marine Terminal Offloading-Update
August 20, 2014, United States, New Orleans, Louisiana

As reported on Monday 18th August, LOOP’s Offshore Marine Terminal suspended its crude oil offloading operations on Wednesday 13th August. A repair plan has been issued and field crews have begun to execute the plan. Updated estimates indicate that marine offloading operations may resume between Thursday, August 21st and Saturday, August 23rd. LOOP will continue to evaluate options to safely expedite offloading operations when repairs are complete.

All other pipelines into and out of the Clovelly Hub remain operational.

For information about operations in New Orleans contact GAC New Orleans at neworleans@gac.com

Source: LOOP LLC

New IMO-adopted two-way route in the Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait
August 20, 2014, Australia, Great Barrier Reef

This IMO-adopted ship routeing measure to enhance the safety and efficiency of navigation and protect the region’s sensitive marine environment will come into effect at 0000 UTC on 1st December 2014.

The two-way route aims to reduce the risk of collisions and groundings by separating opposing streams (e.g. north and south-bound) of traffic and encourage ships to follow well-defined lanes. The route will also help ensure ships keep clear of the numerous shoals, reefs and islands that lie close outside, particularly in the northern portion of the GBR and Torres Strait.

The IMO-adopted two-way route extends from the western end of Torres Strait, through the Prince of Wales Channel, the GBR Inner Route and terminates at the southern boundary of the GBR Marine Park (see chartlet attached). It excludes the Great North East Channel at the eastern end of Torres Strait which already has an IMO-adopted two-way route.

The two-way route is unchanged from that currently charted in Torres Strait and the northern portion of the GBR. It will not alter the way ships currently navigate in the region. In the southern portion of the GBR, the new two-way route generally follows the existing traffic pattern. IMO has adopted the northern and southern portions of the new two-way route.

Use of the two-way route is strongly recommended, but not mandatory. Obligations in relation to compliance with the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea 1972 remain unchanged. The use of the two-way route does not give vessels any special right of way.

By November 2014, the Australian Hydrographic Service (AHS) will have progressively incorporated the new two-way route in relevant paper charts. Updated Electronic Navigational Charts (ENC) will also have been published. AHS will advise by Notices to Mariners when these charts will be available.

Ship owners, operators and agents are urged to obtain new editions of relevant charts depicting the two-way route and provide these to ships operating in the GBR and Torres Strait region.

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

Source: Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Marine Notice 11/2014

Reopening of Port Kembla
August 20, 2014, Australia, Port Kembla

Due poor weather conditions, Port Kembla was closed from 0715 hours (local time), Monday 18th August.

The weather improved overnight; hence, the Port Authority of New South Wales has reopened the port this morning Wednesday 20th August to shipping, but the anchorage presently remains closed.

There has been shipping movements with ro-ro vessels but due to swell / tidal sailing, the coal vessel alongside will wait for better conditions to sail before the next coal inbound vessel obtains pilot slot.

There is presently one vessel alongside and four at anchorage with the next vessel due 21st.

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

Source: Port Authority of New South Wales

Panama Canal Situation for August 19th
August 20, 2014, Panama, Panama Canal

Current average delays of traffic on Tuesday 19th August and Wednesday 20th August as follow:

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

Northbound: 1-2 days

Southbound: 1 day

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

Northbound: 1 day

Southbound: 1 day

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

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 20/08/14

COUNTRY 180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO
Aberdeen 0 0 883.00 0
Aden 755.00 680.00 1, 100.00 0
Alexandria 755.00 655.00 1, 180.00 0
Amsterdam 595.00 567.00 836.00 0
Antwerp 590.00 562.00 831.00 0
Aqaba 0 725.00 1, 045.00 0
Bahrain 0 0 1, 025.00 0
Bergen 646.00 619.00 909.00 0
Busan 627.00 608.00 910.00 900.00
Cape Town 634.00 0 936.00 0
Colombo 695.00 660.00 1, 020.00 0
Dubai 628.00 618.00 855.00 0
Durban 604.00 0 1, 015.00 0
Fujairah 615.00 595.00 980.00 0
Gibraltar 642.00 608.00 900.00 0
Hambantota 659.00 642.00 1, 000.00 0
Hong Kong 608.00 600.00 895.00 0
Houston 668.00 569.00 931.00 0
Istanbul 620.00 592.00 916.00 0
Jeddah 710.00 659.00 1, 082.00 0
Kaohsiung 640.00 630.00 990.00 975.00
Kuwait 0 438.00 1, 250.00 0
Lerwick 0 0 924.00 0
Malta 695.00 669.00 880.00 0
Montrose 0 0 923.00 0
Mumbai 634.00 626.00 1, 090.00 0
New York & New Jersey 636.00 581.00 943.00 0
Panama 676.00 576.00 999.00 0
Piraeus 658.00 631.00 886.00 0
Port Louis 715.00 0 1, 006.00 0
Port Said 760.00 665.00 1, 085.00 0
Qatar 0 0 925.00 0
Richards Bay 623.00 0 1, 020.00 0
Rio de Janeiro 604.00 580.00 990.00 0
Rotterdam 571.00 562.00 831.00 0
Salalah 695.00 645.00 1, 130.00 0
Shanghai 640.00 616.00 1, 026.00 0
Sharjah 628.00 618.00 855.00 0
Singapore 606.00 596.00 879.00 0
Sohar 0 645.00 1, 030.00 0
St Petersburg 451.00 431.00 757.00 0
Stavanger 0 0 919.00 0
Suez 715.00 658.00 1, 085.00 0
Walvis Bay 707.00 0 1, 039.00 0
West Africa OFFSHORE – FROM ABIDJAN TO LUANDA 0 667.00 1, 033.00 0

GAC is a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services dedicated to helping customers achieve their strategic goals at the highest levels of quality, safety and compliance.

“Jo”

You may also like

Leave a Comment