The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has awarded an LNG bunker supplier licence to Total Marine Fuels Private Ltd for a five-year term starting 1 January 2022
Total Marine Fuels (TMF) will be the third LNG bunker supplier licensed in the port, joining FueLNG Pte Ltd and Pavilion Energy Singapore Pte Ltd to meet the anticipated growing demand for LNG bunkering volumes in Singapore.
TMF was awarded the licence after responding to MPA’s Request for Proposal issued 28 October 2020 for parties seeking to supply LNG bunkers in the port. Singapore currently has an LNG bunker supply capacity of up to 1M tonnes per annum.
“This achievement underscores Total’s goal to be a leading LNG bunker supplier globally and is in line with our climate ambition to get to net zero by 2050, together with society,” said Total marine fuels vice president Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet. “LNG is the best, immediately available solution to reduce our shipping customers’ carbon footprint and it paves the way towards carbon-neutral bioLNG and synthetic methane. We will continue to ramp up our investments to deliver competitive, reliable and end-to-end LNG bunkering solutions for customers in Singapore and beyond,” said Mr Leprince-Ringuet.
MPA chief executive Quah Ley Hoon said, “As the world’s top bunkering hub, the Port of Singapore is well-positioned to expand its offering of marine fuel solutions. LNG serves as a viable and clean transitional marine fuel to reduce carbon emissions from ships.” Ms Quah said the addition of TMF as an LNG bunker licensee would “bolster the country’s ambition in becoming Asia’s leading LNG bunkering hub. We will continue to work with interested parties to grow the bunkering ecosystem in the Port of Singapore and drive the transition to a more sustainable future.”
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