Singapore: The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Antwerp Port Authority and Port of Zeebrugge have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to co-operate on the use of LNG as a fuel for shipping.
The MOU will be in force for three years and including agreeing common procedures for LNG bunkering to facilitate the acceptance of LNG bunkering, exchanging information on LNG infrastructure, communication to stakeholders, accreditation of bunkering operators and bunkering procedures and regulatory framework.
MPA’s chief executive Lam Yi Young said, "Over the last two years, MPA has collaborated with industry partners to study the feasibility of introducing LNG bunkering in Singapore and to develop the procedures and technical specifications for LNG bunkering operations. Given the global nature of shipping, we are very happy to be able to work with the Antwerp Port Authority and the Port of Zeebrugge to harmonise our procedures for LNG bunkering. Such co-operation will help facilitate the development of global standards for LNG bunkering, which is needed to enable the use of LNG as ship fuel.” [14/11/13]