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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Singapore Bunker Delivery a World First

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

July 19, 2012

Bunker Tanker 'Emessary' alongside container ship: Photo credit MPA Singapore

Bunker Tanker 'Emessary' alongside container ship: Photo credit MPA Singapore

First commercial bunker delivery in Singapore using mass flow metering system

An ExxonMobil-chartered bunker tanker is the first in Singapore to use a mass flow metering system that has been approved by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) for bunker fuel transfers.

ExxonMobil Marine Fuels (EMMF) has been actively involved in a working group comprising various industry stakeholders, led by MPA and SPRING Singapore, to develop and validate the use of a reliable and accurate system for mass flow meters in bunkering operations in Singapore.

Prior to the custody transfer, the mass flow meter was verified and sealed by the Weights and Measures Office (WMO) under SPRING Singapore. EMMF, bunker tanker-owner Hong Lam Marine Pte Ltd, MPA and SPRING Singapore, also worked, in close consultation with a cross section of industry and technical experts, in a collaborative working group, to develop the mass flow metering system and procedures for bunker deliveries by MT Emissary.

Several trials were successfully carried out on MT Emissary to validate the performance and ensure the integrity of the system, before MPA gave the final approval.

ExxonMobil Marine Fuels' Asia Pacific General Manager Damon Davis said: "We are proud to be the first supplier in Singapore to launch a mass flow metering system that has been approved by MPA for the commercial transfer of bunker fuel."


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