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.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is continuing to boost innovations in shipping and port operations as its ongoing initiatives seek out new start-ups to develop new talent and ventures for the maritime sector.

The Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) has entered into a cooperation agreement with the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC) to promote maritime arbitration for the effective resolution of maritime disputes.

An overall positive macroeconomic outlook and increased regional infrastructure spending have suggested an improving business environment for the ailing offshore industry, though a rosy outlook is far from certain, according to Singapore-based OSV shipyard ASL Marine.

The port of Singapore has moved higher container throughput in October both on a year-on-year and month-on-month comparisons, according to data from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

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