MPA Singapore received the 2018 GREEN4SEA Port Award, sponsored by Lloyd’s Register, for focusing on four key areas for port development: Safe and Secure Port, Efficient Port, Intelligent Port, and Clean and Sustainable Port. Also, MPA Singapore continues encouraging the use of LNG as a marine fuel in Singapore and has made the use of MFM mandatory. Other short-listed nominees for this category were Port of Gothenburg, Port of Piraeus, Port of Rotterdam and Port of Vancouver.
Presenting the award Mrs. Anthi Miliou, Business Development Manager Greece & Cyprus, Lloyd’s Register, on behalf of the sponsor said: “This award recognizes environmental excellence, exceeding standard performance. Along with MPA's commitment to serve excellene, enhancing safety and security, Singapore has been proactive in advancing research and development in the maritime sector and, as well as technology and innovation.”
Accepting the award on behalf of MPA Singapore, Mrs. Farrah Mohd Fadil, First Secretary (Maritime), High Commission of the Republic of Singapore to the United Kingdom, stated: “We are honored that the Port of Singapore has been recognized for excellence in the Port category. We are also pleased that our efforts in encouraging the use of LNG as a marine fuel in Singapore and for being the first in the world to make the use of Mass Flow Meters mandatory, did not go unnoticed. We have done well and will continue to do better in keeping our waters safe and secure, reinventing our port with new technologies for greater productivity and expanding into greater areas of sustainability.”
Singapore is a premier global hub port, connected to over 600 ports in over 120 countries and also the world’s busiest container transhipment hub and home to more than 140 international shipping groups. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore works closely with both port operators and shipping companies to regulate and develop the port into a global hub, offering a one-stop-shop, with a breadth and range of maritime services for the global maritime community. Responding to future challenges, the port has developed the Next Generation Port (NGP) 2030 initiative, with the aim to utilise a new generation of technologies to increase efficiency and productivity, intensify land-use in the port, improve safety and security and raise the level of sustainability.
The Port of Singapore attracted the most votes by the end of the voting period which held online during a 30-days period. GREEN4SEA Conference & Awards within the scope of awarding environmental excellence and performance above average in any aspect of maritime activity. Other winners of the 2018 GREEN4SEA Awards were: V.Ships for the Dry Operator Award, Prime Marine for the Tanker Operator Award, Alfa Laval for the Technology Award, Project Forward for the Clean Shipping Award, Elemed Project for the Initiative Award and Dr. George Gratsos for the Leadership Award.
Find photos from the awards ceremony at Flickr and explore more about the nomination & voting procedure and the winners of 2018 GREEN4SEA Awards at http://events.safety4sea.com/2018-green4sea-awards