The Singapore authorities are planning and rolling out a few key initiatives for its bunkering market, pushing to be a first mover in order to stay ahead of global competition, however, some local players have started to voice their concerns.
Global marine fuels trader OW Bunker has delivered “significant time savings” with the use of the mass flow meters during bunkering operations in the port of Singapore.
Turkey’s bunker fuel supplier CYE Petrol is expecting its fuel delivery capacity to increase by about 50% through the use of mass flow meters.
ExxonMobil Marine Fuels & Lubricants has expressed support for Singapore’s planned mandatory use of mass flow meters during bunker deliveries as it plans to double its fleet of chartered bunker tankers that feature the flow meter technology approved by the local port authority.
Singapore, the world’s largest ship refuelling centre, is set for an evolutionary change after the local port authority confirmed plans to make the use of mass flow meters mandatory, sparking talks of concern over what would be a regulatory first for the bunkering industry.