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New Ocean Maritime fined for bunkering without licence

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has announced that Singapore bunker service provider New Ocean Maritime was convicted and fined S$81,000 for providing services in the port of Singapore without a bunker craft operator licence between January 3, 2015 and March 28, 2015.

According to MPA, New Ocean Maritime was also found to have used the bunker craft operator licence that was issued to Seaquest Tanker for providing services in the port.

MPA already revoked Seaquest Tanker’s bunker craft operator licence in April 2016 for its involvement with New Ocean Maritime.

“To safeguard Singapore’s reputation as a trusted and reliable bunkering hub, all bunker suppliers and bunker craft operators operating in the port of Singapore are required to be licensed by MPA. MPA adopts a zero tolerance approach towards bunkering malpractices and will not hesitate to take action against any unlicensed entity operating in the port of Singapore,” MAP said in a release.

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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