Singapore to implement revised bunkering guidelines

Singapore: The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has advised via circular, that its revised bunkering guidelines announced at SIBCON last year will come into effect from September 1.

The two sets of guidelines, namely the Singapore Standard SS 600:2014 Code of Practice for Bunkering, and the SS 524:2014 Quality Management for Bunker Supply Chain, will “further enhance consistency in practices in the delivery of bunkers for vessels calling at the Port of Singapore” according to the note.

SS 600:2014 sets out guidelines and procedures to ensure that the correct quality and quantity of bunkers are being delivered safely and efficiently, and includes better controls and safeguards.

SS 524:2014 puts in place a comprehensive quality management system for the bunker supply chain, which MPA said “is necessary for bunker operations in Singapore to continue to be on par with international benchmarks”.


Jason Jiang

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