During her opening address on the enforcement of the 2020 sulphur cap, MPA Singapore’s Chief Executive, Quah Ley Hoon, said that vessel will be chosen for inspection according to a risk matrix. The matrix will consider the compliance option of the ship and if a Fuel Oil Non-Availability Report has been submitted.
ExxonMobil has completed an expansion at its Singapore refinery to upgrade its production of EHC Group II base stocks, aiming to enhance the global supply of base stocks and improve the integrated facility’s competitiveness. The expansion will allow customers to blend lubricants to comply with stricter regulations, reduce emissions and improve fuel economy as well as low-temperature performance.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore informed that it has revoked the bunker supplier licence of Southernpec Pte Ltd (Southernpec), with effect from 29 May 2019. Southernpec will now stop operating as a bunker supplier in the Port of Singapore. During a recent enforcement check, MPA had found that Southernpec did not ensure that its employees comply with the terms and conditions of their licence.
MPA Singapore warns mariners that with effect from 24 May 2019 to 23 November 2019, works will be taking place off south of Marina East. The works will include dredging and installation of steel pipes and towers. Crane barges will be used to install steel pipes and towers. The dredgers will have a circular safety working zone of 50-metre radius centered from the dredgers.
Eco Marine Power announced that a solar solution has been installed on the general cargo ship MV Panamana. This installation was performed by the ship’s crew with remote support provided by Zeaborn Ship Management (Singapore) and EMP from Japan.
The American Hellenic Hull Insurance Agency published an infographic focusing on the IMO/MEPC open look scrubber issue, focusing on MEPC 74 that was conducted the previous week and highlights what effects do scrubbers have from the insurer’s perspective.
During the International Maritime Defence Exhibition and Conference in Asia, the Information Fusion Centre (IFC) focused on piracy and sea robbery incidents in the South East Asia, highlighting a 62% decline from 2015 to 2018.
PSA Singapore, terminal operator, along with Ocean Network Express (ONE) announced the inauguration of their joint terminal dubbed the Magenta Singapore Terminal in the Lion City earlier this week. The joint venture terminal has been named the Magenta Singapore Terminal after ONE’s distinctive branding.
Britannia P&I Club focuses on a recent Court decision concerning two related collisions involving three vessels. The three ships were anchored at the Western Petroleum B Anchorage off Singapore. Because of rough winds, all three vessels collided before their anchors regained holding of the situation.
DNV GL and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, are supporting academic advances in additive manufacturing, the process of 3D printing – for the maritime, oil and gas and other industries, through a four-year research collaboration agreement. The research collaboration will focus on developing industry standards, quality assurance processes, certification and supply chain tracking for the additive manufacturing sector.
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