MPA Singapore announced that Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, participated in the installation of the 221st and final caisson for Tuas Terminal Phase 1 reclamation on April 23. When the project is done, PSA Corporation will begin terminal development of deep-water berths that are able to handle about 20 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) per annum.
MPA Singapore issued an alert concerning vessels’ sailing through specific working areas at the port of Singapore. Specifically, the port marine notice focuses on mariners that are to operate off raffles reserved anchorage that they should be careful when sailing through the working area.
MPA Singapore issued an alert on the mooring and unmooring of vessels that will be carried out one at a time during daylight hours between 0700hrs to 1800hrs.The procedures will take place from April 18 to October 17, 2019. The location of the mooring and unmooring will be at the Tuas View Reclamation Project Area.
MPA Singapore informs about an increase in Port State Control detentions experienced by Singapore ships since the beginning of 2019. Namely, it has been noticed that defects regarding the ship’s sewage treatment plant are increasingly becoming a common deficiency that cause ships to be detained by PSC.
MPA Singapore published its March port-performance focusing on key port indicators, such as the number of vessels arriving, the container throughput, the cargo throughput and the bunker sales. Generally, March experienced a slight decrease in the majority of its sectors, except the container throughput, that rose by 3.8%.
As the Port of Singapore’s ambitions continue to become clearer with the construction of Tuas Mega-Terminal, a combination of technologies and innovations will increase the efficiency and safety of operations at the world’s busiest container transhipment hub. Wärtsilä responded to this by opening up a Wärtsilä Acceleration Centre.
MPA Singapore issued a marine circular providing information about the procedures needed to be done when a vessel manoeuvres into its ports, effective from 08 April 2019. The circular provides guidelines for vessels proceeding to or departing from a terminal in a reporting sector.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has published Port Marine Circular (PMC) No. 06 of 2019 to inform ship masters, owners, and agents of vessels of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Port Limits – Suspension) Notification 2019 that came into operation on 08 April 2019 at 0001hours.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), during the 4th Singapore Maritime Technology Conference, announced its plans to focus on digitalization, assisting companies innovate and be more productive. The Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) will present the Singapore Maritime R&D Roadmap 2030 to optimise R&D efforts and resources for greater value co-creation within the maritime industry.
A joint industry program between Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and DNV GL class society was announced on April 9. The joint program will consist of ten member companies of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) to examine how spare parts produced by 3D printers can help the industry to cut costs and downtimes.
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