With adequate capacity for LNG bunkering, MPA Singapore announced that it will discontinue the 50% harbor craft port dues concession for floating storage units / floating storage regasification units supporting LNG bunkering and breakbulk activities in port with immediate effect.
PA Singapore has been working with the harbor craft and shipping community to build up the LNG ecosystem in Singapore to expand storage capacity and supply for LNG bunkering.
This included grants for the construction of LNG-fuelled harbor craft and LNG bunker vessels.
The delivery of Singapore’s first LNG bunker vessel, FueLNG Bellina in March 2021, has enabled ship-to-ship LNG bunkering to take place in port.
The expected commencement of operations of Singapore’s second LNG bunkering vessel later this year will further boost Singapore’s LNG bunkering capacity.
Taking the above into consideration, MPA noted that the capacity for LNG bunkering is adequate. For this reason, it will discontinue the 50% harbor craft port dues concession for floating storage units / floating storage regasification units supporting LNG bunkering and breakbulk activities in the port with immediate effect.
Earlier, MPA Singapore and the Vietnam Maritime Administration signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance maritime and port cooperation between Singapore and Vietnam.
Under this MoU, MPA and Vinamarine will explore collaboration and exchange views on areas including maritime digitalization, port state control inspection, maritime training of personnel, and green shipping initiatives, to promote safe, secure, clean, and efficient shipping.