Mass Flow Metering System for MFO delivery in Singapore

By Joseph R. Fonseca
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

As the world's leading bunkering port Singapore is to provide quality bunkering services to vessels lifting bunkers in the port. The use of the Mass Flow Metering (MFM) system for bunkering in the Port of Singapore will not only enhance transparency in the bunkering process, but also improve operational efficiency and increase the productivity of the bunker industry.

As announced on 8 April 2014, MPA [Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore] will be mandating the use of an MPA-approved MFM system for Marine Fuel Oil (MFO) delivery in the Port of Singapore from 1 January 2017.

EXISTING BUNKER TANKERS

All existing bunker tankers operating in port will be required to be fitted with an MPA-approved MFM for MFO delivery by 31 December 2016.

NEW BUNKER TANKERS

All new bunker tankers applying for Harbour Craft (Bunker Tanker) licence from 31 December 2014 onwards will be required to be fitted with an MPA-approved MFM for MFO delivery.

As part of MPA's ongoing efforts to assist the maritime industry, MPA will be offering a lump sum incentive of S$80,000 for each existing bunker tanker (as at 8 April 2014) delivering MFO in the Port of Singapore. The incentive will be given out upon MPA’s approval of the fitted MFM system.

All Bunker Craft Owners or Operators of bunker tankers eligible for the incentive will be notified by MPA on the application process for the incentives.

You may refer to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Generic MFM procedure for Bunkering via the following links.

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.08 of 2014 dated 29 July 2014

mpa.gov.sg/sites/pdf/faq_mfm.pdf

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