The Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore on Monday (20 March) released a circular informing the shipping industry adjustment of the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) and updated Covid-19 measures:
ADJUSTMENT OF DISEASE OUTBREAK RESPONSE SYSTEM CONDITION (DORSCON) FROM YELLOW TO GREEN AND UPDATED COVID-19 MEASURES
This circular supersedes Port Marine Circulars 09 of 2022 and 20 of 2022.
On 13 Feb 2023, MOH has stepped down the Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) level. The level has been adjusted from Yellow to Green. This is considering the stable global and local situation, the mild nature of the disease especially among vaccinated individuals, and the minimal disruption to healthcare capacity and daily lives (https://www.moh.gov.sg/news-highlights/details/further-easing-of-community-and-border-measures/).
The DORSCON framework gives an indication of the current disease situation. In line with this announcement, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) will be stepping down the remaining COVID-19 measures.
MPA would like to thank everyone in the maritime community for playing a part in keeping themselves and others safe and exercising social responsibility to prevent COVID-19 infections, such as getting vaccinated, mask-wearing, and adopting good hygiene practices. MPA encourages everyone to continue these good practices, when necessary.
Related: MPA: Singapore maritime sector adjusts SMM response to ‘DORSCON Yellow’ level
Photo credit: CDC on Pexels
Published: 21 March, 2023
Advanced analytical services will support support clients in the shipping sector allowing for more accurate and efficient testing of methanol as a marine fuel, Bryan Quek tells bunkering publication Manifold Times.
While slow steaming may help save fuel cost and lowers emissions, it may end up being a costly endeavour for ship owners. Innospec suggests looking at smart slow steaming instead, shares Nicea Ng.
Bunker claim was regarding the supply and delivery of RMG380 to the demise charter of the India-flagged oil tanker on 24 February 2022 at Yosu port, according to court documents obtained by Manifold Times.
Claim was regarding sales of LSFO from Gulf Petrochem to Prime Oil Trading on 24 February 2020 which was due for payment on 23 June 2020 after a 120-day credit period, state court documents.
Remi Eriksen of DNV Group, shared during event, the business case for decarbonization must involve four key factors including alternative bunker fuels once safety guidelines and bunkering infrastructure are established.
Malaysian government will ensure all obligations and conditions under the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships or MARPOL are implemented, says Transport Minister.