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     09-Nov-2015

BUNKERING OPERATIONS IN DUBAI WATERS
Dubai, UAE
SERVICE TAX INCREASE
India
LOCK CLOSURE
Hull, UK
Bunkering operations in Dubai waters
Monday, November 9, 2015, Dubai, UAE
Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has taken legal action against a fuel supplying company for illegally conducting bunkering operations in Dubai waters. The company was fined for failure to obtain the necessary permissions and approvals in violation of Dubai government regulations.Dubai Maritime City Authority calls upon all ships’ owners, ships, agents and bunker providers to adhere to the rules and regulations of the Emirate, and ensure all necessary permissions are obtained from DMCA before conducting any bunkering operations by barges.(For information about operations in Dubai contact GAC Dubai at dubai@gac.com)

Source: Dubai Maritime City Notice Ref: MO/MSE/C006/2015 dated 8 November 2015

Service Tax increase
Monday, November 9, 2015, India
The Indian Ministry of Finance, Board of Excise and Customs, has advised that the Service Tax will increase from 14% to 14.5%, with effect from 15 November.For information about operations in India contact GAC India at india@gac.com

Lock closure
Monday, November 9, 2015, Hull, UK
Due to gate repairs, the lock at King George Dock in Hull will be closed to all shipping from 0900 to 1700 hours hours local time tomorrow (Tuesday 10 November).For information about operations in the UK contact GAC Uk at uk@gac.com

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