Five Singaporean bunker tankers found to have dodgy mass flow meters

Having found irregularities with some of its mass flow meters Singapore’s Maritime Port Authority has suspended the harbour craft licences of five bunker tankers belonging to Panoil Petroleum.

Panoil operates a fleet of 11 ships, according to its website.

Effective January 1, Singapore became the world’s first port to mandate the use of mass flow metres on all bunker vessels operating in Singapore, the world’s largest bunkering hub.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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