During January-October 2019, three incidents of unauthorized boarding of ships in locations of close proximity to each other were reported in the western sector of Singapore Strait, ReCAAP ISC said in a new incident alert. All three incidents occurred to ships underway in the eastbound lane of the Traffic Separation Scheme (TSS).
The National University of Singapore Engineering collaborated with the Keppel Data Centres Holdings Pte Ltd and Singapore LNG Corporation to develop a technology that can efficiently store and carry cold energy from the Singapore LNG Terminal to various data centres. This solution aims to open the way for more sustainable and compact data centres.
MPA Singapore has carried out a review, announcing that it extends port rebates, aiming to encourage growth in the vehicle transhipment business in Singapore. The scheme will be valid for another 3 years from 1 January 2020 till 31 December 2022.
The World Economic Forum launched its “Global Competitiveness 2019 report”, presenting that the future is not so bright, but highlights that the countries with a holistic approach to socio-economic challenges, are the ones developing more.
Zurich-based technology company ABB announced the signing of a contract with Singaporean shipyard Keppel Offshore & Marine to jointly develop an autonomous tug to operate from 2020. Upon project completion, the vessel is anticipated to be South Asia’s first autonomous tug.
The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) is collaborating with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Perlin, a Singapore tech startup, to develop a digital blockchain ship registration preparation system for international adoption, the ‘International E-Registry of Ships (IERS)’.
Singapore announced the launch of a Centre of Excellence for Autonomous & Remotely Operated Vessels (CEAOPS) during the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) forum, to be used for research and technology innovation.
Singapore flagged vessels should bare in mind recent MPA Singapore circulars, regarding the commissioning testing of ballast water management systems (BWMS) and the incorporation of contingency measures into ballast water management plans (BWMP).
A steel cutting ceremony marked the start of construction of what is known as’ Singapore’s largest’ LNG bunkering vessel, as the bunker ship will be the second LNG bunkering vessel in Singapore.
As the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore informed, the Port Master prohibits all vessels from transiting, anchoring or remaining in the demarcated area off Marina Barrage. This prohibition shall take effect on 22 September 2019 from 1800hrs to 2300hrs.
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