Dredging works will be carried out off Pasir Panjang Terminal from 20 May to 19 December. According to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Notice No.64 of 2013, the works will be conducted 24 hours daily - including Sundays & Public Holidays - off Pasir Panjang Terminal and its vicinity,
The Port of Singapore once again clinched the Best Seaport in Asia award at the Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA), retaining its crown as Asia's port of choice.
The award was presented to Singapore for an unprecedented 25th time at the 27th AFSCA held on May 9 evening in Beijing.
Tanoto Shipyard fire extinguished - 4 tugs destroyed by fire
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has said that the Tanoto Shipyard fire was extinguished at 4.30am this morning, March 27, 2013. There were a total of 4 casualties and according to SCDF one male casualty was conveyed from the incident site to Singapore General Hospital. The other three casualties who were in a passing vessel were ferried away by a Police Coast Guard and then taken by SCDF ambulances to National University Hospital. The fate of three missing workers is still unknown, and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) are now coordinating a search and rescue (SAR) operation. Meanwhile the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is looking into the cause of the investigation and according to their investigations "Preliminary findings show that a fire had started on a tug boat and spread to three adjacent tug boats.” [27/03/13]
Senior Maritime Official from the Republic of Korea Visits Singapore
Singapore plays host to Mr Jang Hwang-Ho, Director General, Maritime Safety Policy Bureau, Ministry of Land, Transport and Maritime Affairs (MLTM) of the Republic of Korea under the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore's (MPA) Distinguished Visitors Programme (DVP) from 24 to 25 January 2013.
Mr Jang has close to 20 years of experience in the maritime sector. He held several key roles in MLTM, before taking on the role of Director General, Maritime Safety Policy Bureau, in June 2012. Mr Jang is also the Vice Chairperson (2011-2013) and Republic of Korea's Governor to the Regional Co-operation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against ships in Asia (ReCAAP) Information Sharing Centre (ISC) Governing Council.
During his visit to Singapore, Mr Jang met with Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport, as well as Mr Lam Yi Young, Chief Executive of MPA and members of MPA's senior management. Key maritime issues of mutual interests such as co-operation on port state control, safety of navigation in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore, regional maritime security and protection of the marine environment were discussed.
"MPA is very pleased to host Mr Jang. His visit provides an excellent opportunity for Singapore and the Republic of Korea to exchange views on maritime issues of common interest. We believe that this visit will further bolster ties between our maritime administrations," said Mr Lam.
In conjunction with the visit, Mr Jang and Mr Lam co-chaired the 3rd bilateral meeting under the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Maritime Co-operation signed between MLTM and MPA in 2010. The annual meetings provide an excellent platform for maritime officials of Singapore and Republic of Korea to discuss and exchange views on maritime matters.
Mr Jang's two-day DVP includes visits to MPA facilities such as the Port Operations Control Centre at PSA Vista and the Integrated Simulation Centre at the Singapore Polytechnic. In addition, Mr Jang will visit PSA terminals and facilities, and ReCAAP ISC, which is located in Singapore.
About the Distinguished Visitors Programme
Established in 1997, the DVP aims to engage senior maritime personalities who are prime movers and key opinion makers in the international maritime community. The DVP focuses on establishing and boosting good and long-lasting relations with these personalities and their organisations, as well as to strengthen bilateral maritime relations.
About the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was established on 2 February 1996, with the mission to develop Singapore as a premier global hub port and international maritime centre (IMC), and to advance and safeguard Singapore's strategic maritime interests. MPA is the driving force behind Singapore's port and maritime development, taking on the roles of Port Authority, Port Regulator, Port Planner, IMC Champion, and National Maritime Representative. MPA partners the industry and other agencies to enhance safety, security and environmental protection in our port waters, facilitate port operations and growth, expand the cluster of maritime ancillary services, and promote maritime R&D and manpower development.
60 reported injured as jack-up rig tilts at Jurong Shipyard
About 50 – 60 shipyard workers are reported to have been injured a when jack-up rig berthed at Jurong Shipyard tilted, Seatrade Asia online reports. Pictures on posted online showed the rig tilted dangerously to one side. Injured workers are reported to have been sent to Singapore’s National University hospital. Workers were reported to be being evacuated from the yard. There has been no official word on the accident from Jurong Shipyard. www.seatrade-asia...
Singapore has opened a new cruise terminal capable of berthing the world's biggest luxury liners, in a bid to boost the city-state's position as a regional travel hub.
The Marina Bay Cruise Centre Singapore was opened late Monday, Oct. 22, 2012 with company officials saying it will allow the island-state to tap the growing number of people in Asia taking leisure trips on luxury vessels.
Operated by a joint venture between Singapore Airport Terminal Services and Europe's Creuers del Port de Barcelona, the terminal can dock ships weighing up to 220,000 tonnes and measuring a maximum 360 metres (1,181 feet). With deep waters, a large turning basin and the absence of any height restrictions, the terminal can accommodate the newest generation of ocean liners like the Royal Caribbean's oasis-class ships. More at www.rnw.nl/englis...
Singapore Port Planning for Capacity of 50 Million TEUs in 2020
As the Journal of Commerce reports, the port of Singapore’s container facilities will benefit from an investment of S$3.5 billion (US$2.85 billion) over the next decade as PSA Singapore Terminals continues to boost capacity.
Phases three and four of its Pasir Panjang Terminal development will add 15 new berths and nearly 19,700 feet of quay at drafts of up to 59 feet, taking total port capacity to more than 50 million 20-foot-equivalent units per year by 2020, up from capacity of 35 million TEUs now.
PSA said the new development phases will feature an automated container yard equipped with proprietary planning and operation systems, and unmanned, rail mounted gantry cranes. Source: www.joc.com/ports...
The Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) issues guidance on use of privately contracted armed personnel on board its ships. The guidance is line with the revised interim guidance being promulgated by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). In its Shipping Circular No.15 of 2012 dated 18 September 2012, the MPA states that, taking into account the guidance provided by the IMO, there may be scenarios that ship owners are considering the use of armed guards for ships transiting the piracy High Risk Area due to the increased threat by Somalia-based pirates.
Oil Spill Following Collision Between "Sunny Horizon" and "DL Salvia" at Temasek Fairway
The cleaning up of the oil spill following the collision between Hong Kong-registered bulk carrier "Sunny Horizon" and Korean-registered Liquefied Petroleum Gas carrier "DL Salvia" continued today.
As at 1700hrs, Singapore's waters around the affected area are generally clean, with only patches of sheen sighted near the Jurong Island T-bund and Tuas View Extension. The sea-based clean up operation continues, with a deployment of 7 craft, a harbour buster and 2 containment booms.
MPA continues working with JTC Corporation and the National Environment Agency on the land-based clean up efforts. The rock bund and lagoon cleaning up operation at Sultan Shoal Island has been completed.
Vessel traffic in the Port of Singapore and port operations remain unaffected.
Members of the public can contact MPA's 24-hours Marine Safety Control Centre at 6325 2489 to report any sighting of oil slick in our waters or coastlines.
New facility Marina South Wharves inaugurated in Singapore
The new Marina South Wharves (MSW) was officially opened on September 6th in a ceremony, the MPA press release said.
Developed by MPA at a cost of $16 million, MSW will complement the existing lighter terminal at Penjuru. MSW will be particularly useful for lighter operators serving ships in the Eastern anchorages, given the shorter travelling distances and thus lower operating costs. MPA has appointed Jurong Port Pte Ltd as the operator of MSW. Jurong Port Pte Ltd is also the operator of Penjuru Terminal.