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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.


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


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


GAC Awarded Customs Broker's License

GAC, a global provider of integrated shipping, logistics and marine services, said it continues to strengthen its presence and services in the U.S. by obtaining a Customs Broker's License with a National Permit 13-047. This follows the Group’s recent C-TPAT certification, granted only to companies that meet the strict criteria set by U.S. Customs & Border Protection and U.S. Department of Homeland Security.


GAC Pindar to Add Quality to Volvo Ocean Race

GAC Pindar

  With just one month to go to the start of the first leg of the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-15, GAC Pindar is in the thick of ensuring the provision of a seamless logistics support package for the 12th edition of the race that has been nicknamed the 'Everest of Sailing'.


Preventive Measures Against Ebola in Benin, Cotonou

  Following the outbreak of the Ebola Virus in West Africa, Cotonou port authorities have taken the below preventive measures to fight the spread of the virus:    1) For all vessels calling Cotonou port, the agent is required to send to the Harbor Master office a port of call


Haze and Reduced Visibility at Singapore Ports

Singapore Strait and Port Waters

  Due to the presence of haze, the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine in their Notice No.113 of 2014 dated 15 September 2014 have informed the the trade and shipping related companies that the visibility in the Singapore Strait and Port Waters could be significantly


Antwerp Port Seeks Inputs on Setting-up LNG bunkering

Antwerp port

  By the beginning of 2016 the port of Antwerp will have an LNG bunkering and filling station for barges. The procedure for construction of the station is currently under way. In order to brief the future constructor as fully as possible about the facilities that the station must offer


LNG America Selects Topside Designer for LNG Bunker Barge

Image: LNG America

LNG America has selected Taylor-Wharton to commence the front-end engineering and design work for the cryogenic topside of the company’s 3,000 cubic meter Gemini Class LNG bunker barge scheduled for delivery at the end of 2015. “Taylor-Wharton has been actively engaged in the


New Maximum Draft Restriction at Jaigarh Port

Jaigarh Port

Jaigarh Port authorities have advised that from today the post monsoon maximum permissible draft [at Jaigarh Port] shall be 13.5 metres with tide. The displacement restriction of 100000 Mts shall no more be applicable. For information about operations in India contact GAC India at india@gac


Panama Canal Traffic Situation for August / September

File photo

  It is advised that there will be average traffic delays in Panama Canal. The projected queue as of 24:00 hours on August 23 is 48 vessels. IMPORTANT: The Panama Canal invoked booking Condition 2 for the duration of Miraflores locks lane outage Aug. 26-Sep


South African Measures to Counter Spread of Ebola

Ebola-epidemic

  South Africa's Department of Health has published a Cabinet decision with regards to measures to counter and control the potential spread of Ebola from West African countries where outbreaks have been reported. Cases of the disease have been reported in Guinea, Sierra Leone


Anchorage Area Obstruction in Freeport

Freeport, Texas

Brazos Pilots Association in Freeport, Texas, advise that a 600-700' long wire is presenting a hazard to vessels in the north Freeport general anchorage. According to advice from the Association, yesterday (25 August) one of its inbound vessels came off anchor from the anchorage


OW Bunker Delivers Significant Time Savings

Photo courtesy of OW Bunker

Time of bunkering process significantly reduced providing savings of thousands of dollars per day. OW Bunker has announced significant efficiency benefits following the commencement of distributing fuel oil with an MPA-approved (Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore) Coriolis Flow Meter


GAC Gears up for SMM 2014

GAC EnvironHulls HullWiper

GAC said it is busy finalizing preparations for its participation in next week's SMM, the international maritime trade fair taking place in Hamburg from September 9-12. It is the first time the shipbuilding, machinery and marine technology exhibition has been staged in Europe since the launch


New LNG Carrier Bunkers in Russia

LNG carrier Pskov: Photo GM&T

Gazprom Marketing & Trading’s (GM&T) says that its newly delivered LNG carrier “Pskov” has received bunkers (Heavy Fuel Oil and Marine Gas Oil) at the port of Nakhodka in the Primorskiy Region of Russia.


Kiel Canal Lock Closure for Maintenance

  The Kiel-Canal Authorities advise that the New Big South Lock Chamber at Brunsbuettel will be out of service for maintenance during the hours between 0700 and 1600 from 8 September to about 11 September. (For information about operations in Germany contact the GAC UK Hub Agency Centre


MARAD Publishes Study on LNG Bunkering

The Maritime Administration (MARAD) released a comprehensive study examining the options for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering and the necessary infrastructure, safety, regulatory, and training factors of each in supplying LNG to ships as a propulsion fuel in the maritime sector


Bureau Veritas Awards GTT AIP for LNG Bunker Mast

Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) announced today that it has received approval in principle (AIP) from Bureau Veritas for its bunker mast design, REACH4, (Refueling Equipment Arm, Methane (CH4)). The use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for all types of transport vessels is evolving






 
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