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MPA introduces fee on LNG cargo ops to support LNG bunkering activities

23 Jul 2021

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Thursday (22 July) issued a Port Marine Circular (No. 34 of 2021) updating a new volumetric fee on liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo operations to support LNG bunkering and breakbulk activities in Singapore port.Details of PMC No. 34 of 2021 are as follows:

New volumetric fee on liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo operations by MPA approved floating storage units/floating storage regasification units berthed at MPA approved berth to support LNG bunkering and breakbulk activities in port.

Port Marine Circular No. 28 of 2021 dated 1 July 2021 had informed the harbour craft and shipping community of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)’s new harbour craft port dues concession to support the deployment of MPA-approved FSUs/FSRUs in Singapore for LNG bunkering and breakbulk activities.

To ensure a level playing field for the deployment of such MPA-approved FSUs/FSRUs in Singapore berthed at an MPA-approved berth, whether at a privately-operated wharf or public-licensed terminal, with effect from 23 July 2021, MPA will impose a new LNG volumetric fee1, which is as follows:

Private wharfage charges will not apply to such operations.

For queries relating to the LNG volumetric fee, please call the MPA hotline at 1800 272 7777 or email ar_mpa@mpa.gov.sg.

1 The ‘LNG volumetric fee’ will be imposed under paragraph 6A of the MPA (Scale of Dues, Rates and General Fees) Notification, which will come into effect on 23 July 2021. Please refer to the MPA (Scale of Dues, Rates and General Fees) (Amendment No. 2) Notification 2021.

2 No LNG volumetric fee will be charged on LNG cargo which is discharged from an MPA-approved FSU/FSRU to another vessel or to ISO tanks at the MPA-approved berth.

 

Photo credit: Marine and Port Authority of Singapore
Published: 23 July, 2021

 

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