MPA Singapore

Singapore surpasses 95 million GT milestone

The Singapore Registry of Ships has crossed the 95 million gross tonnage milestone in 2019 and maintained its position among the top registries in the world. The milestone was announced during the ‘2020 & Beyond’, the SRS Forum held by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on November 8.

Singapore prepares shipping industry for 2020

During the “2020 & Beyond” conference, MPA Singapore announced its future initiatives concerning the IMO 2020 transition, and its further steps to help shipowners and maritime stakeholders towards sustainability, digitalization and develop skilled maritime professionals.

MPA Singapore and IMarEST to upskill maritime majors

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) to assist in the training and professional development of maritime professionals in Singapore.

Singapore, Panama boost maritime relations

MPA Singapore and Panama Maritime Authority inked a MoU to strengthen maritime relations on 19 September. The agreement is expected, among others, to facilitate vessels registered with either Panama or Singapore calling at each other’s ports with faster checks and clearances.

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.

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.

Infographic: MPA Singapore port performance for March 2019

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%.

Singapore launches plan to become global maritime hub

Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of Singapore’s Ministry of Transport and Ministry of Health, launched the Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map, in line with MPA Singapore’s long term plans to develop the country’s next-generation port and strengthen international maritime centre. 

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