The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on Monday (9 December) revoked the bunker supplier licence of Inter-Pacific Petroleum Pte Ltd (Inter-Pacific).
With effect from 9 December 2019, Inter-Pacific will cease to operate as a bunker supplier in the Port of Singapore.
“With the appointment of the judicial manager, Inter-Pacific has failed to meet the terms and conditions of the bunker supplier licence, leading to the revocation of the licence.”
The development follows MPA’s earlier revocation of Inter-Pacific’s bunker craft operator licence on 15 October 2019 due to bunkering malpractices.
Earlier on Monday, Manifold Times reported the Director of Inter-Pacific Petroleum and its parent company Inter-Pacific Group Pte Ltd (IPG) making ‘clear admission’ to the Singapore branch of Societe Generale that both firms were involved in a fraud.
A timeline organised list of events preceding the current development have been recorded by Manifold Times below:
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Related: MPA revokes Inter-Pacific Petroleum bunker craft operator licence
Related: Magnets on MFMs: Trial starts for former bunker clerk of “Consort Justice
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Related: With nearly $180 million of debt, IPP proposes interim juridical management
Related: Inter-Pacific Group, Inter-Pacific Petroleum under judicial management
Related: Magnets on MFMs: “Consort Justice” crew pleads ‘not guilty’ to tampering charge
Related: IPP responds to temporary suspension of bunker craft operator licence
Related: MPA temporarily suspends IPP bunker craft operator licence
Related: Singapore: Bunker Cargo officer, crew face charges over alleged MFM tampering
Photo credit: Manifold Times
Published: 9 December, 2019
Additional topics of bunker contamination and OCM services discussed at VPS’ Fuel Management Challenges – The Year of 2021 & Beyond webinar on 23 September; Manifold Times summarises the session.
‘The JMs have failed to discharge their duties by blindly helping the Banks mount a false case against the Defendant,’ wrote defence lawyers representing former IPP Director Dr Goh Jian Hian in court statement.
Lead prosecutor Andreas Myllerup Laursen aims for a fine and a prison sentence in the so-called Syria case scheduled to commence in Odense, Denmark on 26 October, writes the Danish publication.
In a modern re-telling of the story of David versus Goliath, local bunker barge owners/charterers successfully resisted claims brought in the Singapore courts by Phillips 66 for misdelivery of bunkers.
Bunker barge owners and operators; traders and suppliers; banks, including players in other countries, will have to re-examine respective operations, advises Helmsman Associate Director Jonathan Tan.
Vopak BL was a non-essential document with no contractual force and had no effect as a contract of carriage or as a document of title, states written Judgement issued by Singapore Court of Appeal.