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Expected to set sail in the first half of 2023, the new 200-seater single-deck ferries will be used to transport passengers between mainland Singapore to Shell’s Energy and Chemicals Park on the island of Bukom, replacing the conventional diesel-powered ferries currently used. “Shipping’s future will involve different parts of the sector using different fuels, and …

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)’s Academy welcomes 29 senior maritime and port officials, including port masters, harbour masters and middle management personnel from maritime and port authorities from 23 countries and the International Maritime Organization, to participate in the seventh Port Management Programme (PMP) from 30 August to 2 September 2021. The …

 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) have awarded funding to three consortiums led by Keppel FELS Limited, SeaTech Solutions and Sembcorp Marine, and comprising a total of  30 enterprises and research institutions, to research, design, build and operate a fully electric harbourcraft over the next five years. …

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) today announced the formation of the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) in Singapore and its leadership team with effect from 1 August 2021. Set up with a S$120 million fund from MPA and six founding partners namely BHP, BW Group, Eastern Pacific Shipping, Foundation Det Norske …

As part of Singapore’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will top up the MaritimeSG Together Package by S$3.5 million to continue supporting the hardest hit sectors in the maritime industry. This brings the cumulative amount of support to more than S$36 million. A 50% office rental rebate …

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19 port authorities from Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, and the US, signed a declaration on their collective response to disruption, digitalisation, and decarbonisation at the 6th Port Authorities Roundtable (PAR). Hosted by the Antwerp Port Authority, this virtual event was held on 22 and 23 June 2021. Please refer to Annex A for the …

 FueLNG successfully completed the gas-up and cool down operation for the LNG-powered oil tanker ‘Pacific Emerald’, including the transfer of 3,000m3 of LNG from FueLNG Bellina, Singapore’s first LNG bunkering vessel, to the tanker. Pacific Emerald is the first of 10 newbuild Aframax tankers chartered by Shell Tankers Singapore (Private) Limited from Sinokor Petrochemical Co …

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The Ministry of Health (MOH) had earlier reported that a marine surveyor and a harbour pilot had tested positive for COVID-19 infection on 30 and 31 December 2020 respectively. Contact tracing is underway to prevent the clusters from spreading. The agencies are also investigating if there had been any breach of COVID-19 safe management measures. …

The Port of Singapore was conferred the “Best Seaport – Asia” for the 32nd time at the 2020 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards held in Hong Kong on 9 November 2020. This is a testament to the Port of Singapore’s efficiency and continued leadership in driving maritime innovation. “As a global hub port, …

The 14th edition of the Singapore Maritime Lecture returned in part one of the three-part ‘Maritime Perspectives’ webinar series[1]. Over 420 industry leaders and participants from 22 countries tuned in to the webinar. In a keynote address titled “Down But Not Out: Resilience in a Post-COVID World”, distinguished speaker, Mr Ravi Menon, Managing Director of …