Nanyang Technological University, DNV GL, and Shell have launched a competition to attract ideas in order to cut the cost of equipping an LNG fuel gas system to an existing ocean-going vessel. The ‘Low-Cost LNG Retrofit (LCLR) Challenge’ aims to to help shipping companies adopt cleaner fuels and reduce harmful emissions.
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.
The joint venture between Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd and Shell Eastern Petroleum highlighted the completion of its 100th LNG bunkering operation at the Port of Singapore. According to FueLNG, these operations have occurred with no loss-time incidents and in accordance with the Technical reference (TR) 56 standard for LNG bunkering in Singapore.
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.
DNV GL in cooperation with Menon Economics published the report “The Leading Maritime Capitals 2019”. The report provides insight on which maritime cities provide the best support for companies in shipping and related services. Singapore retained the first position from 15 maritime capitals. Singapore ranked first in three of the five pillars of the ranking: Shipping; Ports and Logistics; and Attractiveness and Competitiveness.
Sea Asia 2019 day two closed with a panel where the participants talked about fleet management of the future and explored how shipowners will adopt digitalization to truly optimise their fleet operations. The panel concluded in acknowledging that the future of fleet management is in digitalization, transparency and collaboration.
Keppel Singmarine, Keppel Offshore & Marine’s subsidiary, announced the development of an autonomous tug that will operate by Keppel Smit Towage. It is expected to be one of Singapore’s first autonomous vessels when the project is completed in 4Q 2020.
Global maritime leaders gathered at the Opening Ceremony of Sea Asia 2019, the 7th biennial conference and exhibition organised by UBM (Seatrade) and Singapore Maritime Foundation, as part of Singapore Maritime Week 2019.
On April 8 in Singapore, the International Chamber of Shipping, the Asian Shipowners’ Association and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations signed a joint memorandum of understanding. The MoU enhances the level of co-operation that already exists between these international trade associations and provides a framework for their closer co-operation.
The Singapore Customs has updated the Fourth and Fifth Schedules of the Strategic Goods (Control) Regulations. The changes affect the list of items needing mandatory transhipment and transit permits. The changes will apply from 1 May 2019. Exemptions will apply to the transhipment of any goods listed in Parts 1 and 2 of the Schedule to the SG Order, other than those specified in the Fourth Schedule, under certain circumstances.
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