Number of Major Shipping Accidents Down at Port of Singapore

The number of major ship accidents in the Port of Singapore has fallen significantly over the last decade, with little over one major incident per one million vessel movements, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore reported Thursday. The MPA defines major accidents as those involving loss of lives or pollution or those that affect safety of navigation in surrounding … [Read more...]

Contaminated Bunker Fuel Clogging Ship Engines in Singapore -Surveyor

By Roslan Khasawneh SINGAPORE, July 27 (Reuters) - Contaminated marine fuel that clogs and damages ship engines has been found in Singapore, the world's largest ship refuelling hub, according to sources and an alert sent to clients by a marine fuel surveying company. Singapore-based marine fuel surveyor and consulting firm Maritec Pte Ltd warned clients this week that six … [Read more...]

Singapore Container Volumes Stagnant at 30 Million TEU in 2016

By Gavin van Marle (The Loadstar) - Singapore’s terminal operator PSA today reported that it handled 67.63m teu across both its international network of facilities and its flagship home terminals. The group’s throughput represented a 5.5% increase over 2015, when it saw total volumes decline 2% year-on-year, led by an 8.7% decrease in volumes at Singapore, as south-east … [Read more...]

China Seizes Troop Cargo In Hong Kong

By Greg Torode (Reuters) Beijing on Friday warned countries against maintaining military ties with Taiwan, after Singaporean armored troop carriers were seized en route from the island that Beijing regards as a breakaway province. Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that Beijing was verifying reports that Hong Kong customs had seized nine Singapore troop … [Read more...]