MPA revokes bunker operator licence of Inter-Pacific Petroleum

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has revoked the bunker craft operator licence of Inter-Pacific Petroleum as part of its ongoing effort to ensure the integrity of bunkering in Singapore.

MPA suspended the licence of Inter-Pacific Petroleum in June after an enforcement check on a bunker tanker operated by the company.

MPA investigations found magnetic interference affecting measurements of bunkers supplied in numerous mass flow meter readings across Inter-Pacific’s fleet of bunker tankers. Inter-Pacific had also failed to ensure that its employees, including its cargo officers, comply with the terms and conditions of its licence.

Inter-Pacific will not be allowed to operate as a bunker craft operator in the Port of Singapore.

In May, MPA also revoked the bunker supplier licence of Southernpec.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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