MPA Singapore

MPA’s Maritime Bus presents past, present, future of Singapore’s shipping

MPA Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Mr Khaw Boon Wan, launched the “MPA Maritime Bus” at Canberra Secondary School, in conjunction with the Singapore Bicentennial. The travelling bus will present Singapore’s maritime past, present future in an immersive way.

MPA Singapore announces GeoSpace-Sea system launch

MPA Singapore will launch the National Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure which will consist of the latest geospatial data from various sources of Singapore’s marine and coastal data. When ready, the GeoSpace-Sea system will provide comprehensive and consolidated geospatial data for port, marine and coastal planning, and environmental management in a timely and efficient manner

Singapore, China ink MoU to enhance maritime collaboration

On the sidelines of the 2019 Maritime Silk Road Port International Cooperation Forum (MPF), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed a MoU with the Waterborne Transport Research Institute (WTI), an agency under China’s Ministry of Transport.

Construction of Tuas next-gen port phase 2 begins

Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health, witnessed the commencement of reclamation for Tuas Terminal Phase 2 with the installation of the first caisson in a ceremony today. When fully operational, Tuas Terminal Phase 2 will add a capacity of 21 million TEUs.

Conducting testing of BWMS for Singapore-registered ships

MPA Singapore published a circular informing the industry on the application of BWM.2/Circ.70 on ‘Guidance for the commissioning testing of ballast water management systems’ for Singapore-registered ships. The target of the commissioning test is to verify that the mechanical, physical, chemical and biological processes of the installed BWMS are working efficiently.

Partners launch WMU-Koji Sekimizu PhD Fellowship on Maritime Governance

The World Maritime University, MPA Singapore and Dr. Koji Sekimizu, Former Chancellor of WMU and Former IMO Secretary-General launched the WMU-Koji Sekimizu PhD Fellowship on Maritime Governance.  The Fellowship will enable an assessment of the role and impact of maritime governance over the past 60 years.

MPA Singapore suspends bunker craft operator until further notice

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore issued a marine notice informing of a temporary suspension concerning a bunker tanker. The vessel is suspended from the Port of Singapore from June 27 until further notice. During the period of the licence suspension, Inter-Pacific is not allowed to operate as a bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore.

How to prevent oil spills during bunkering at Port of Singapore

MPA Singapore published a circular reminding to all ships supplying and receiving bunkers in the Port of Singapore that bunkering related oil spills generally take place because of operational lapses and could be avoided if all necessary precautions are taken.

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