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News ID: 71356 |
Publish Date: 10:18 - 04 January 2017

Singapore Issues Bunker Survey Licences to Companies

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has issued bunker survey licences to 51 companies, following the port authority’s new licensing requirements starting 1 January 2017.

Singapore Issues Bunker Survey Licences to Companies
This new licensing scheme for bunker surveying companies complements the existing schemes of requiring bunker surveyors to be licenced and requiring bunker survey companies to be accredited to ISO 17020, MANA correspondent reported. 
The licensing of the bunker survey companies also followed Singapore port’s mandatory use of the mass flow meters (MFM) during bunkering operations, the world’s first of its kind initiative aimed at raising operational transparency and efficiency.
“We are confident that the licensing of bunker surveying companies will reassure buyers and sellers that Singapore’s bunkering industry is well-served by trained and certified professionals – this initiative, together with the mandatory implementation of mass flow meters, demonstrate MPA’s commitments towards promoting Singapore as a premium bunkering hub,” said SK Lim, chairman of the SSA services committee.
The bunker survey licence is valid for one year until 31 December 2017.
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