Singapore port container volumes have inched up in November compared to year-ago levels, putting the republic on track to achieve a historic high throughput this year.

Dutch tank storage firm Vopak is developing innovation pilots in Singapore with the use of drones and robots to achieve smart tank terminal operations.

APL’s intra-Asian container shipping business is being merged under the CNC brand, but with the management of the Taiwan headquartered-line shifted to Singapore.

As with many other industries, key players in maritime are increasingly spurred on to accelerate innovation and adopt new technologies in a bid to stay ahead of the curve.

Last week’s announcement by the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) that it would ban open-loop scrubbers from its port waters from 1 January 2020 when IMO’s 0.5% global sulphur cap comes into force has set the cat among the pigeons for a growing number of owners opting to for exhaust gas cleaning for compliance with the regulation.

Scorpio Group has provided details of $122m of scrubber installations for its tanker and bulker fleets.

Outgoing Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) chief executive Andrew Tan made what may well be his final speech to the city state’s shipping community on Friday morning.

The world’s busiest port Singapore is to ban the use of open-loop scrubbers in its waters and ships will have to use compliant fuel once the IMO 2020 sulphur cap comes into force.

Singapore’s ST Engineering has announced a suite of greener engineering solutions for the maritime industry to help them cope with stricter IMO regulations and embark on the overall direction towards innovative operations.

Two Singapore-based turnkey service providers and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies have penned a $50m agreement to develop small-scale LNG bunkering in Southeast Asia.

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