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MPA factsheet outlines local schemes on reducing carbon emissions

06 Mar 2023

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Friday (3 March) published a factsheet ‘Strengthening Singapore’s Competitiveness as a Hub Port and International Maritime Centre’ which included local schemes on reducing carbon emissions.

Pathways for Alternative Fuels

To prepare Singapore for a multi-fuel bunkering future, MPA has developed the world’s first marine biofuel provisional standard in consultation with the industry and researchers for biofuel blends of up to 50% or B50. This standard will be updated progressively as trials for biofuel blends of up to 100%, or B100 are carried out, and is expected to be completed by 2025. Singapore’s Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development Centre of Excellence will also be releasing the findings of its compatibility study on various biofuel types and percentage blends for our harbour crafts by end March 2023.

Aside from biofuels, MPA is exploring the use of hydrogen and ammonia to support the decarbonisation of international shipping. In December 2022, MPA and the Energy Market Authority launched an Expression of Interest (EOI) to build, own and operate low or zero-carbon ammonia power generation and bunkering solutions on Jurong Island. The EOI is open until end April 2023.

Green and Digital Shipping Corridors

In August 2022, MPA signed a MOU with the Port of Rotterdam to establish the world’s longest “Green and Digital Shipping Corridor (GDSC)”. The corridor will pilot the deployment of digital solutions, support investment in green infrastructure, and develop enablers to accelerate low and zero carbon shipping.

Singapore is actively engaging other like-minded ports and country partners to establish more corridors. Recently, MPA, Port of Los Angeles, Port of Long Beach and C40 Cities started discussions to establish a GDSC between Singapore and the San Pedro Bay port complex.

Development of Electrification Technology

MPA will support the development of electrification technology through the following initiatives:

Note for readers: The full factsheet can be obtained through the MPA website here.

Related: Singapore: MPA develops framework to support biofuel bunker fuel deliveries
Related: MPA and Port of Rotterdam sign MoU to form world’s longest Green and Digital Corridor
Related: Singapore, Los Angeles, Long Beach to establish green and digital shipping corridor


Photo credit: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Published: 6 March, 2023

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