The MPA Singapore published an infographic concerning the overview of Maritime Singapore’s key performance for 2019, in relation to the Singapore port; the shipping market; and the general economic performance of the country.
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is collaborating with the Singapore Government and additional firms to fasten the adoption of digital technologies in trade and commerce, following the rapid development of digitalization in the shipping industry.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA Singapore) published a video providing information on how e-navigation enables safe, secure, efficient and sustainable shipping in the global maritime community, presenting the “Digital Trader” vessel sailing from Norway to Singapore.
According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) 29 out of 45 Singapore’s licensed bunker suppliers, have readily available 0.50% sulphur fuel oil, with all expect two having IMO 2020-compliant marine gasoil (MGO). Although, there are still several reports that some shipowners are struggling to find very low sulphur fuel (VLSFO).
The Port of Singapore experienced strong growth in the past decade. In particular, container throughput in 2019 reached an all-time high of 37.2 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs), during challenging global economic conditions.
Following a Heads of Agreement signed in June 2018, Singapore-based LNG company Pavilion Energy Singapore and Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions (TMFGS) have now signed a 10-year fully-termed deal to jointly develop an LNG bunker supply chain in the Port of Singapore.
MPA Singapore published an infographic about November’s port performance, paying attention to key port indicators as the vessels that arrive, the container and cargo throughput, as well as bunker sales. Overall, November showed an increase in all port indicators.
The Maritime Port and Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced that it withdraws the Bunker Supplier Licence of Inter-Pacific Petroleum Pte Ltd (“Inter-Pacific”), enabling the latter from December 9, 2019 will stop its operations as a bunker supplier in the Port of Singapore.
MPA Singapore issued two marine notices focusing on the environmental marine protection, highlighting the importance of LNG use and informing of two new programs, concerning port waivers and the extension of the Green Port program.
Vessels navigating in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore are required to comply with the ‘Rules For Vessels Navigating Through the Straits of Malacca and Singapore’ adopted by the IMO MSC 69 in 1998, in accordance with the provision of Resolution A.858(20), the MPA Singapore reminded.
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