09-10-2018

Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore joins SEALNG to boost LNG use

A MULTI-SECTOR coalition called SEALNG to promote liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel has welcomed the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to its membership at the recent SIBCON 2018 conference in the Lion City.

The MPA becomes the third port member to join the coalition, alongside Port of Rotterdam and Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corporation. Together, the ports remain committed to supporting SEALNG in its mission to develop LNG infrastructure in ports around the world.

As the world's largest bunkering hub, the MPA is committed to positioning the region as a world-leader in providing access to clean marine fuels such as LNG.

"We're very pleased to welcome the Singapore MPA to our growing coalition. Ports play a crucial role in improving the industry's confidence in LNG as a marine fuel," said SEALNG chairman Peter Keller, also vice president of TOTE Inc.

"MPA is a driving force behind the uptake of LNG bunkers in the Asia-Pacific region, both through the development of infrastructure and providing incentives for other key industry players operating in the region," Mr Keller said.

Said MPA chief executive Andrew Tan: "We are glad to partner with SEALNG to promote LNG as a cleaner fuel for the shipping industry. LNG is a tested, proven, and available fuel that can reduce nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulphur oxides (SOx), and particulate matter.

Singapore, as the world's largest bunkering hub, is committed to providing cleaner fuels for the maritime industry in line with the International Maritime Organisation's (IMO) efforts, Mr Tan said.

Source: Schednet

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