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GAC 01072014Revised port tariffs from 1 July
June 24, 2015, Ghana, all ports

Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority has revised the ports tariffs, to come into effect from 1 July.

For further details and information about operations in Ghana, contact GAC-OMA Ghana at gac-oma.ghana@gac.com

Dredging operations off Kai Tak Cruise Terminal
June 24, 2015, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

For approximately ten months, dredging operations will be carried out [off Kai Tak Cruise Terminal] within the area bounded by straight lines joining the following co-ordinates (WGS 84 Datum) from (A) to (J):

(A) 22 deg. 18.496’N / 114 deg. 12.463’E

(B) 22 deg. 18.395’N / 114 deg. 12.575’E

(C) 22 deg. 18.299’N / 114 deg. 12.675’E

(D) 22 deg. 18.154’N / 114 deg. 12.661’E

(E) 22 deg. 18.010’N / 114 deg. 12.647’E

(F) 22 deg. 18.057’N / 114 deg. 12.530’E

(G) 22 deg. 18.092’N / 114 deg. 12.568’E

(H) 22 deg. 18.225’N / 114 deg. 12.576’E

(I) 22 deg. 18.266’N / 114 deg. 12.579’E

(J) 22 deg. 18.422’N / 114 deg. 12.394’E

The works will be carried out by a flotilla of vessels including one grab dredger, four hopper barges, one derrick lighter, three tug boats and one survey boat. 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 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.

The hours of work will be from 0700 to 2300 hours. Vessels engaged in the works will stay in the works area outside the hours of work.

Silt curtains, extending from the sea surface to the seabed, will be established in the works area. The silt curtain is a large piece of netting used to contain mud and sediment.

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.81 of 2015

Bosphorus closure for bridge works
June 24, 2015, Turkey, Turkish Straits

The Bosphorus will be closed to marine traffic from 0500 to 1200 hours on Friday 26 June, due to works on the 3. bridge (Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge).

For information about operations in the Turkish Straits, contact GAC Istanbul at turkey@gac.com

Lane outage at Gatun Locks
June 24, 2015, Panama, Panama Canal

Beginning at 0001 hours until 2359 hours on Friday, June 26, 2015 (24 hours), the EAST lane of Gatun Locks will be out of service for emergency repairs to the lower pintle of Miter Gate 22. This outage is required to ensure a safe lockage operation for our customers.

As a result, and in accordance with the rules governing the Transit Reservation System, Condition 2 will be in effect on Friday, June 26.

Applications for reserved transits while Condition 2 is in effect will be received beginning 0900 hours on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 The Just-In-Time (JIT) slots available for supers will be reduced during this period to one slot per period. The JIT slots available for regular vessels transiting without restrictions, as well as booking slot available through the Auction Process, and the slots available for regular vessels less than 300 feet in LOA, will continue to be offered during this period.

(For information about operations in the Panama Canal, contact GAC-Wilford & McKay at gac-wilfordmckay.panama@gac.com)

Source: Panama Canal Authority Advisory to Shipping No.A-17-2015

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 24/06/2015

COUNTRY 180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO
Aberdeen 0 0 376.00 0
Aden 420.00 400.00 880.00 0
Alexandria 0 645.00 875.00 0
Antwerp 369.00 333.00 560.00 0
Aqaba 0 490.00 795.00 0
Bahrain 0 0 678.00 0
Bergen 0 0 609.00 0
Busan 405.00 388.00 598.00 588.00
Cape Town 443.00 0 659.00 0
Colombo 430.00 425.00 640.00 0
Dubai/Sharjah/Rak 415.00 395.00 625.00 0
Durban 407.00 0 713.00 0
Falmouth 0 396.00 681.00 0
Fujairah 365.00 350.00 745.00 0
Gibraltar 0 388.00 617.00 0
Hambantota 430.00 428.00 710.00 0
Houston 386.00 336.00 587.00 0
Istanbul 396.00 376.00 635.00 0
Jeddah 405.00 390.00 840.00 0
Kuwait 0 355.00 740.00 0
Labuan 0 0 0 0
Las Palmas 383.00 368.00 905.00 0
Malta 368.00 353.00 592.00 0
Mumbai 650.00 393.00 743.00 0
New York/New Jersey 413.00 358.00 621.00 0
Panama 391.00 351.00 644.00 0
Piraeus 410.00 390.00 596.00 0
Port Louis 0 475.00 705.00 0
Port Said 750.00 640.00 905.00 0
Qatar 0 0 570.00 0
Richards Bay 421.00 0 0 0
Rio de Janeiro 363.00 342.00 697.00 0
Rotterdam 368.00 332.00 553.00 0
Salalah 525.00 475.00 855.00 0
Santos 369.00 347.00 725.00 0
Seychelles 0 0 725.00 0
Shanghai 431.00 381.00 711.00 0
Singapore 365.00 353.00 569.00 0
St Petersburg 263.00 251.00 538.00 0
Suez 510.00 395.00 875.00 0
West Africa – Abidjan 532.00 458.00 799.00 0
West Africa – Lome 0 440.00 690.00 0
West Africa – Luanda 485.00 430.00 680.00 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”

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