A high-level delegation from Singapore, led by Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Transport and Senior Minister of State for Health visited Panama, meeting for the first time with officials of Panama’s new government.
The use of LNG as a marine fuel for ships still has a long way to go before it can be commercially applied on a considerable scale globally, amid the shipping industry’s heightening interest in developing this clean fuel market.
Singapore, the world’s largest bunkering port, is on track to commence deliveries of compliant marine fuels from 2020 as homegrown Sinanju Tankers launches its first LNG-powered bunker tanker with a christening ceremony on Wednesday.
Singapore tested out its response to a ferry accident on Friday in an exercise involving both a collision and a medical evacuation.
The number of major incidents in Singapore waters continued to fall last year, continuing a trend seen over the last decade.