MPA Singapore

Singapore to ban open-loop scrubbers wash water discharge from 2020

MPA Singapore will ban the discharge of wash water from open-loop scrubbers, as from January 1, 2020. The ban is part of the MPA’s attempt to prepare the port ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap. In order to facilitate the implementation of the ban, Singapore will provide facilities to collect the residue generated from the operation of scrubbers.

MPA Singapore receives the 2018 GREEN4SEA Port Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that MPA Singapore received the 2018 GREEN4SEA Port Award at a prestigious awards ceremony which successfully concluded on March the 6th at the Yacht Club of Greece in Athens, the evening ahead of the GREEN4SEA Conference.

Singapore charges bunkering company for cheating

On 16 November 2017, the bunkering company, Vermont UM Bunkering Pte Ltd, and three of its staff have been charged for cheating and criminal breach of trust offences, Singapore’s Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau (CPIB) announced.

Joint IMO- MPA Singapore event focuses on greener shipping

Jointly organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and the IMO, the Future-Ready Shipping 2017 Conference will bring together maritime leaders to discuss the latest developments in maritime energy-efficient technologies and also study existing collaboration models and sustainability.

Wreck removal treaty effective in September for Singapore

Singapore has ratified the Wreck Removal Convention which will enter into force in the country on 8 September 2017, according to MPA Singapore. All Singapore-registered ships over 300 GT are required to carry on board a WRC State certificate, to attest that insurance or other financial security to cover liability for wrecks is in place.

MPA Singapore offers 10% port dues concession for bulk carriers

In view of the current downturn in the shipping industry, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will grant, with effect from 15 April 2016, a 10 per cent concession on port dues for bulk carriers. This concession will be applicable if the vessels are carrying out cargo works with a port stay of not more than five days and will be in place for one year.


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