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Singapore Green Ship Programme, Green Port Programme extended

03 Dec 2019

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) from 1 January 2020will extend its support for activities under the Green Ship Programme (GSP) and Green Port Programme (GPP).

Both GSP and GPP, under the Maritime Singapore Green Initiative (MSGI), focus on promoting environmental sustainability at Singapore port and ships under her flag.

As part of the GPP programme, ocean-going vessels which either use liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel in the Port of Singapore or exceed IMO’s current Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) requirements can apply for a 25% reduction in port dues.

A five-year waiver of craft port dues for LNG-fuelled harbour craft and a 10% port dues concession for GPP vessels engaging LNG-fuelled harbour craft for port operations will be continued under the GPP initiative.

GSP, which applies for Singapore-flagged ships, will offer incentives to vessels which:

  1. Exceed IMO’s MARPOL Annex VI Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) requirements;
  2. Adopt engine capable of using liquefied natural gas (LNG); and/or
  3. Adopt engine capable of using alternate fuel with CF (conversion factor between fuel consumption and CO2 emission)2 equivalent to or lower than LNG, henceforth referred to as “low-carbon fuels”.

“The key principle of the GSP is to reward ship owners who voluntarily adopt solutions that enable ships to exceed environmental regulatory standards mandated by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) at that point in time,” states MPA.

Further details of the programmes can be found below:

  • Enhancements and Extension of the Maritime Singapore Green Initiative – Green Port Programme (here)
  • Extension of Port Dues Incentive Programmes on the use of LNG as marine fuel in the Port of Singapore (here)
  • Extension of the Green Ship Programme under the Maritime Singapore Green Initiative (here)

Photo credit: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Published: 3 December, 2019

 

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