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GAC Bunker Fuels Launches Web-Based Pricing platform

Nicholas Browne, Global Director of GAC Bunker Fuels

GAC Bunker Fuels Limited has launched a new website-based pricing and market information platform that enables customers to access the daily data required to make fast and informed fuel procurement decisions.   This new interactive service, which allows ship owners and operators to design their own customised daily pricing page, is available at http://www.gac.com/bunkerfuels. The GAC Bunker Fuels service provides historical data, allowing users to track and analyse market trends. In addition, GAC's website hosts ship agency details, information on specific ports and weather routing data in order to give its customers all of the market intelligence that they need to make efficient and cost-effective bunker purchasing and operational decisions. GAC Bunker Fuels is also launching a weekly market intelligence bulletin that will provide insight and information from across the GAC Group, including port congestion updates and bunker availability. Customers will also be able to customise this bulletin to suit their particular needs and interests. Nicholas Browne, newly appointed Global Director of GAC Bunker Fuels, said: “The process of procuring the right bunker fuel at the right time, in the right place and at the right price can be highly complicated, particularly in a volatile market where prices continue to fluctuate amid a rising trend


Danish Bunker Trader Joins GAC in London

Ida Ryberg: Photo GAC

GAC Bunker Fuels says it has appointed former GAC Denmark Shipping Assistant Ida Ryberg as a Bunker Trader with its UK team. Ryberg joins Andy Boichat and Resham Rai at the London office and will also work closely with Kenny Petrie in Aberdeen, Murray Bishop in Southampton and Dimitra Maniati focusing on the superyacht sector from the sailing hub. Nicholas Browne, Global Director of GAC Bunker Fuels, says: “The global bunkering market is facing significant change and challenges in


GAC Opens Ship Agency Offices Australia-wide

GAC Group announced an expansion plan with the opening of 13 ship agency offices in major ports throughout Australia. The locations include Cairns, Townsville, Mackay, Gladstone and Brisbane in Queensland; Sydney (country headquarters), Newcastle and Port Kembla in New South Wales; Melbourne in Victoria; Adelaide in South Australia; and Fremantle, Dampier and Port Hedland in Western Australia. Each office will offer a full range of ship agency and maritime ancillary services.


GAS SHIPS: GAC Helps Meet Rising Indian Demand

(Photo: GAC)

GAC’s in-house ship-to-ship transfer expert GAC Transfer Services (GTS) has responded to growing demand for LPG imports and exports of clean products in the Indian Subcontinent with the establishment of a new fully-equipped base in Sri Lanka. Ship-to-ship (STS) equipment such as fenders and hoses, in accordance with industry standards, is stored at GAC’s base in Galle, which is strategically located at the southern tip of the island nation


GAC Bunker Consolidates Asian Presence

Captain Sathya Chandrashekar

The expansion of GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd global network continues with the opening of a new dedicated office in India and the appointment of an additional trader in Singapore. The opening of the Cochin office reflects the company’s commitment to its operations in the Indian Subcontinent, where they are already represented by a team based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Shipping veteran Captain Sathya Chandrashekar has been appointed to run the new Cochin operation.


Singapore Revokes licenses of 2 Bunker Suppliers

    The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has revoked the bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licences of Hong Fatt Oil Trading Pte Ltd and Tankoil Marine Services Pte Ltd with effect from 9 February 2015. The two companies are no longer allowed to operate as bunker suppliers and bunker craft operators in the Port of Singapore. As part of MPA's ongoing regulatory efforts to ensure the safety, reliability and quality of bunker supplies in Singapore


GAC Acquires Majority Stake in Norway’s Ole R Olsen AS

The GAC Group has acquired an 80 percent stake in Ole R Olsen AS (ORO) Norway’s oldest shipping agency. This follows a strong and positive half-year strategic alliance between GAC and ORO. GAC purchased the shares of ORO’s retiring President Frank H Toftesund. The remaining 20 per cent shares are held by ORO’s Managing Director, Ahmet Øzsoy, who will continue to head the new entity GAC-ORO. The merger brings together GAC’s global connections with ORO’s 162 years of maritime


GAC USA Expansion continues

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GAC USA expansion continues with ground breaking of new Houston warehouse; Construction to start on LEED registered building in Central Green Business Park.   GAC, a provider of integrated services to the shipping, logistics and marine industry, has announced the official start of construction of its new office and warehouse building in Houston's Central Green Business Park.   GAC will consolidate its existing warehouses with the new LEED (Leader in Energy and Environment


GAC Pushes Further into the Arctic with Polar Logistics Group

From left: Sebastian Rasmussen (Logistics & Projects Manager), Henrik P. Lassen (VP Operations) and Jan Almqvist (MD) of POLOG with Ahmet Özsoy, Managing Director of GAC Norway

GAC Norway AS and Polar Logistics Group ApS (POLOG) formed a strategic partnership to further strengthen GAC's network within the Arctic Circle. The move is the latest stage in the company's Arctic strategy to better serve the region by bringing together organizations and individuals to create a unified network of expertise, experience and local resources. By combining GAC's shipping, logistics and marine expertise with POLOG's network throughout Greenland and ability to meet remote


MPA Cancels Coteam Petroleum Bunker License

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) cancelled the bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licenses that were issued to Coteam Petroleum Trading Pte Ltd with effect from April 1, 2014 as they contravened the terms and conditions of the bunkering licenses, GAC reported. Coteam Petroleum was found to have breached Clause 3 of the terms and conditions of the Bunkering License (Bunker Supplier) by allowing other companies to use their Bunker Delivery Notes to supply bunkers


DNV GL: New Class Notation for Gas Bunkering

DNV GL has developed a new class notation for gas bunker vessels that targets safer fuel transfer operations from one ship to another. Until now, the development of standards guiding gas fuel transfer operations in ports has lagged behind, as the maritime industry focussed on developing


French Cruise Company PONANT Signs GAC UK

PONANT’s ‘Le Boréal’ will be seen at ports around the UK and Ireland under GAC UK’s agency in May & June 2016

PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions has appointed GAC UK as its agent for all United Kingdom and Ireland port calls in 2016. PONANT’s 142m and 132 cabin megayachts Le Boréal and L’Austral will cruise around the British Isles and Ireland, including the Scilly Isles


Singapore MPA Fines Bunker Firm

JL Petroleum Pte Ltd has been fined by Singapore after pleading guilty in court to supplying marine fuel in the world's top bunkering hub without a valid license, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said in a statement on Wednesday.


MPA Fines Unlicensed Bunker Supplier

Image: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has fined JL Petroleum for supplying marine fuel in the world’s largest bunkering hub without a valid license.    In an announcement on Wednesday, MPA said it brought charges against JL Petroleum for selling bunkers on 14


Severe Tropical Storm Linfa near Hong Kong

Standby Signal No.1 is in force in Hong Kong, in anticipation of the possible impact of Severe Tropical Storm Linfa, GAC reported in its Hot Port News bulletin.    Linfa was estimated to be about 460 kilometers east of Hong Kong and forecast to move north slowly at first


Gasoil Availability Expands on Gulf Coast

MGO and ECA products are available in volume throughout the Gulf Coast.   Atlantic Gulf Bunkering LLC, a division of Bunkers International LLC, announced today that the company has expanded availability of both MGO and ECA product that meets the 2015 ECA specification of 0


Best Bunkering Practices

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Vessel operators have an additional tool in their arsenal for preventing oil spills during bunkering operations.   “Bunkering Best Practices: Protecting People and the Environment” is a free, 14-minute training video that demonstrates bunkering best practices applicable to


Platts acquires Petromedia

Matt Cape, CEO, Petromedia

  Platts, a leading global energy, metals, petrochemicals and agriculture information provider, announced today that it has acquired Petromedia, a specialist provider of news and analysis for the shipping and oil industries. The purchase helps extend Platts coverage beyond traditional marine


Bosphorus Strait Closed after Vessel Allides with Villa

A cargo ship ran aground and smashed into a villa on Turkey's Bosphorus Strait on Tuesday, forcing maritime authorities to close the key waterway to transit traffic, shipping agency GAC said. The 105 metre Sierra Leone-flagged Majed & Randy had no pilot on board when it suffered a rudder


Singapore MPA Wants LNG Bunkering Options

Singapore's Maritime Port Authority is seeking proposals on liquefied natural gas bunker supplies as it shifts away from fossil fuels towards gas while trying to maintain its role as the world's top bunkering hub. The move to issue bunker supplier licences to the gas sector complements the


WGMA Urges Participation in Menhaden Survey

Photo courtesy Department of Marine Sciences

  The West Gulf Maritime Association (WGMA) is urging its members with ships arriving at any port in the western US Gulf to participate in the Menhaden survey. The annual Menhaden spawn (typically April through October) has created challenges for ships transiting local waterways


El Nino Onset May Impact Panama Canal Drafts

Gatun and Alhajuela lakes

The Panama Canal Authority closely monitors the water levels of Gatun and Alhajuela lakes on a regular basis due to the importance that these resources have for transit operations. With the onset of the 'El Nino' phenomenon, great efforts have and are being invested in forecasts and estimates


Transit Cancellation Charges at Suez Canal

Suez Canal

  The Suez Canal Authority has announced that following the completion of the latest development phase, the rules of navigation edition August 2015 are in effect since 13 August. Booked transits may be cancelled or altered by notice to the Suez Canal Authority offices at least 12 hours


GAC Handles First FSRU at Aqaba

GAC Jordan Managing Director Ghassoub Kawar and Deputy General Manager, Ibrahim Attieh along with  Lars Egeberg - Project Manager, Tor Jahren – Fleet Manager, Capt. Ivica Mirovic and other members of Golar Eskimo and GAC Jordan at the Aqaba port.

As Jordan steps up its LNG imports, GAC was entrusted with handling the first gas carriers to offload at Aqaba.   The country has signed a sales and purchase agreement with Shell for the delivery of nearly 17 million cubic meters per day of gas


Jensen Develops 2 New LNG Bunker Barge Concepts

Image: Jensen Maritime Consultants, Inc.

Jensen Maritime Consultants, Inc., a naval architecture and marine engineering firm owned by Crowley Maritime Corp., has developed two new liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker barge concepts.   The two new fully customizable concepts aim to offering customers maximum flexibility and improved






 
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