The MPA Singapore has issued a Port Marine Circular to inform that ships engaged in international shipping , need to have onboard a Proof of Sustainability (POS) from a recognised scheme together with the Bunker Delivery Note when biofuel is supplied to vessels in the Port of Singapore.
rising from MEPC.1/Circ.905, from 01 October 2023, MPA licensed bunker suppliers, at the request of their customers or the Master/owner of the receiving vessel, must provide a POS or similar documentation from a recognised scheme together with the Bunker Delivery Note (BDN).
When a POS or similar documentation is provided to the receiving vessel, the bunker supplier must also provide to MPA Standards and Investigation – Marine Fuel (SIMF) Department (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org) a copy of such documentation.
Biofuels not certified as ʺsustainableʺ or not fulfilling the well–to–wake emission factor criterion should be assigned a Cf equal to the Cf of the equivalent fossil fuel type.
MPA will conduct random checks and contact the bunker suppliers for additional details as and when necessary.