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Port hours & holidays

Restrictions & Sanctions

Update on Qatar situation

In addition to the previous information provided about the restrictions and precautions to be taken when trading in the area, BIMCO has been informed of the following: 

The Port of Khasab in Oman, has agreed to issue port clearance to ships having difficulties going into or coming out of Qatari ports. Under normal circumstances, issuance of a port clearance at Khasab for ships calling only for the purpose of obtaining clearance is not permitted.

To do so it is important to note that the port clearance issued at the last port must show next port as Khasab, Oman.

The port has a 300 m quay with a maximum draft of 8.5 m. Clearance can be done at berth if available or if not, at anchorage. For clearance alongside, the ship must be able to berth without assistance of pilot and tugs which are not available, however, linesmen will be provided.

No crew launches are available and for anchorage clearance, officials will use available boat service for collection/delivery of documents.

Sources include GAC.com

 

Trading restrictions (Oman)

Trading restrictions imposed against Oman

Trading restrictions imposed by Oman

  • Arab League Boycott of Israel: Oman's Position
    According to information received from local contacts, Oman whilst not having officially lifted the boycott of Israel, no longer adheres to the primary, secondary or tertiary boycotts.

    For members guidance an Israeli Trade Representation Office was established in Muscat in January 1996.

  • United Nations Security Council Resolutions

 

Restrictions & sanctions (Oman)

Bunker prices: sourced from www.mabux.com

Current bunker prices Last Updated: 07:24 (GMT) - 27 May 2020

PORTS 380cSt 180cSt VLS FO MGO LS
Rotterdam 206 ↑ (+2) 263 ↑ (+13) 286 ↑ (+12)
Singapore 207 ↓ (-3) 287 ↑ (+7) 310 ↑ (+2)
Fujairah 193 → (+0) 284 ↓ (-16) 361 ↓ (-14)
Copenhagen 203 → (+0) 268 ↑ (+3) 318 ↑ (+10)
Gothenburg 200 → (+0) 265 ↑ (+3) 315 ↑ (+10)
St. Petersburg 160 ↓ (-7) 230 ↑ (+15) 270 ↓ (-5)
Tallinn 216 ↑ (+2) 268 ↑ (+2) 336 ↑ (+12)
Gibraltar 235 ↑ (+3) 275 ↑ (+3) 320 ↓ (-2)
Pireaus 234 ↑ (+16) 274 → (+0) 291 ↑ (+7)
Istanbul 270 ↑ (+5) 325 ↑ (+10)
Houston 202 ↑ (+5) 255 ↑ (+7) 310 ↑ (+7)
Panama Canal 245 ↓ (-2) 265 ↓ (-2) 330 ↓ (-2)
Santos 283 ↑ (+3) 283 ↑ (+3) 375 ↑ (+3)
Buenos Aires 305 → (+0) 480 → (+0)
Hamburg 220 ↑ (+22) 274 ↑ (+19) 312 ↑ (+12)
Riga 212 ↑ (+2) 266 ↑ (+12) 335 ↑ (+12)
Suape(XB)
Antwerpen 208 ↑ (+2) 265 ↑ (+13) 288 ↑ (+12)
New York 210 ↓ (-10) 270 ↓ (-20) 310 ↓ (-10)
Philadelphia 213 ↓ (-10) 275 ↓ (-20) 315 ↓ (-10)
Hong Kong 230 ↓ (-1) 287 ↓ (-1) 295 ↓ (-6)
Genoa 253 ↑ (+28) 291 ↓ (-7) 348 ↑ (+11)
Augusta 261 ↑ (+20) 282 ↓ (-7) 329 ↑ (+2)
Rio de Janeiro 305 ↑ (+16) 305 ↑ (+16) 342 ↑ (+6)
Bremerhaven 217 ↑ (+22) 274 ↑ (+19) 325 → (+0)
Paranagua 310 ↑ (+16) 310 ↑ (+16) 405 ↑ (+6)
Rio Grande 310 ↑ (+16) 310 ↑ (+16) 406 ↑ (+6)
Recife
Salvador 318 ↑ (+16) 318 ↑ (+16) 387 ↑ (+6)
Fortaleza 296 ↑ (+16) 296 ↑ (+16) 395 ↑ (+6)
Fremantle 440 → (+0) 480 → (+0)
Belem 339 ↑ (+16) 339 ↑ (+16) 419 ↑ (+6)
Tubarao 305 ↑ (+16) 305 ↑ (+16) 395 ↑ (+6)
Curacao 544 → (+0) 589 → (+0)
New Orleans 207 ↓ (-11) 250 ↓ (-8) 275 ↓ (-3)
Manaus 319 ↑ (+16) 319 ↑ (+16) 383 ↑ (+6)
Niteroi 305 → (+0) 305 → (+0) 342 → (+0)
Praia Mole 305 ↑ (+16) 305 ↑ (+16) 342 ↓ (-47)
Suape(XP)
Vila do Conde 339 ↑ (+16) 339 ↑ (+16) 419 ↑ (+6)
Vitoria 305 ↑ (+16) 305 ↑ (+16) 395 ↑ (+6)
Itaqui (XP) 342 ↑ (+16) 242 ↓ (-84) 413 ↑ (+6)
Miami 254 ↑ (+5) 369 ↑ (+7)

Maximum Size

  Dry Cargo Tanker Container
Max. LOA Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Max. Beam Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Max. Draft 14.5 m 11.5 m 14.5 m

Variation of tide H.H.W. to L.L.W. 2 metres, does not affect the 10 m and 15 m draft, while oscillating, crest & trough.