Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)

Singapore launches maritime portal, urges greater collective action to drive digitalisation, sustainability

SINGAPORE (Oct 30): The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has launched a one-stop digital portal for maritime regulatory and port services transactions, that is expected to save the shipping industry an estimated 100,000 man-hours annually.

Announcing the launch of the portal at the opening of the two-day Global Maritime Forum (GMF) Annual Summit on Wednesday, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat outlined how the global maritime industry could take collective action for the future.

Inter-Pacific Petroleum's bunker craft operator licence revoked following investigations

SINGAPORE (Oct 15): The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has revoked the bunker craft operator licence of Inter-Pacific Petroleum.

With effect from today, Inter-Pacific will not be allowed to operate tankers used to load marine fuel, known as bunker fuel, onto ships in the Port of Singapore, MPA says in a statement.

Inter-Pacific’s bunker craft operator license had been suspended in June this year following an enforcement check on one of Inter-Pacific’s bunker tankers.

Keppel to build Southeast Asia’s first LNG bunkering vessel valued at $50 mil

SINGAPORE (June 5): Keppel Singmarine, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M), has secured a contract from FueLNG to build Southeast Asia’s first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkering vessel valued at approximately $50 million.

Scheduled for completion in 3Q20, the dual-fuel LNG bunkering vessel will have a capacity of 7,500 cu m.

The vessel will be built to the MTD 7500U LNG design, a proprietary design of Keppel O&M’s ship design and development arm, Marine Technology Development (MTD).

Transocean stripped of bunkering licenses over record falsification & log discrepancies

SINGAPORE (Nov 7): As of Nov 6, marine fuel supplier Transocean Oil has been barred from operating as a bunker supplier and bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore.

This comes after investigations by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in March and April this year found “several falsifications of records and discrepancies in the stock movement logbooks on board the bunker tankers operated by Transocean which breached the terms and conditions of their bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licences”, says the authority in a press release on Monday.

Singapore’s aviation and marine authorities invest in $8.4 mil satellite technology

SINGAPORE (July 24): The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) and Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) say they have invested in a new ground system costing $8.4 million in total, in a bid to enhance search and rescue capabilities in Singapore’s maritime and aeronautical Search and Rescue Regions (SRRs).

Known as a medium-altitude earth orbit search and rescue (MEOSAR) system, the satellite technology comprises a ground segment as well as a space segment which deploys medium-altitude earth orbit (MEO) satellites.

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