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23 May 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 07:15 GMT+2

November 30, 2018

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Singapore will prohibit the use of scrubber to open cycle on the ships that call in port

They will have to use consistent fuel IMO 2020

If China has not still decided if to prohibit less or to the ships that are in pause in the national ports the use of scrubber to open cycle in order reducing the percentage of polluted in their gases of drainage, Singapore, whose port is one of the first world-wide ones for intensity of marine traffic, has established that, "in order protect the marine atmosphere and to assure that the harbour waters are cleaned, the drainage in harbour waters of Singapore of waters of washing of gases exhausted from scrubber will be prohibited to open cycle" and that "the ships equipped with scrubber to open cycle that call at Singapore will have to use consistent fuel", that is with sulfur tenor within 0.50% in mass as from norm adopted from the International Maritime Organization (IMO) that it will take effect on January 1°, 2020. It has announced today Andrew Tan, general manager of Maritime and the Port Authorty (MPA) of Singapore, taking part to the "Singapore Registry of Ships (SRS) Forum 2018".

Tan has specified that the ships equipped with scrubber hybrids, that they can work is to open cycle that closed cycle, will have to pass to the modality in closed circuit when they call at the port of Singapore.

Moreover Tan, remembering that the port of Singapore is one of main the hub of bunkeraggio world-wide, has announced that the harbour authority is working to tightened contact with the local suppliers of bunker "in order to assure that to Singapore is an adapted consistent fuel supply with wide advance payment regarding 2020". Tan has specified that within the half of the next year the authority will produce a directory of suppliers in a position to supplying fuel in compliance with norms IMO.

At last, in the picture of the initiatives in order to help the operators of the shipping to being ready to the effectiveness of the new limits on the sulfur content in fuel to marine use, the general manager of Maritime and the Port Authorty has introduced two banns technical realized with the collaboration of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), of which dedicating to the ships enrolled in the Registry of Singapore and the other to the ships that they make port of call in the port of Singapore, in which detailed indications are supplied and the best practical to the aim to return the consistent ships to norms IMO 2020 and so that they respect requirement and the procedures previewed if of ports of call to Singapore.

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