Singapore port boss urges others to speed up LNG bunkering infrastructure

The chief Executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) Andrew Tan has urged other ports to get up to speed with LNG bunkering. Speaking at the 3rd Busan International Port Conference (BIPC) in South Korea yesterday, Tan said Asia has great potential to offer LNG bunkering.

“While LNG bunkering is likely to take off for short sea voyages in its initial stages, MPA hopes to promote greater discussions and cooperation amongst global hub ports interested in providing LNG bunkering for short sea and ocean going vessels,” Tan said.

The MPA boss also urged IMO to continue to lead shipping’s green push.

“IMO must continue to perform the roles of facilitator and coordinator for global maritime standards and policies in ensuing sustainable maritime development,” Tan concluded.

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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