Ng Chee Meng, Acting Minister for Education (Schools) and Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport, Republic of Singapore
Investing S$500,000 to develop mass flow meter (MFM) technology for distillate fuel delivery, and rolling out electronic bunker delivery notes in 2018 were just two of the key developments announced for the port of Singapore this morning by Ng Chee Meng, Acting Minister for Education (Schools) and Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport, Republic of Singapore, during his welcome address for SIBCON.
"MPA will be extending the use of MFM to distillate fuel deliveries, and I'm please to announced that the MPA will set aside half a million dollars to fund the testing of using MFM to deliver distillate fuels," he said.
Ministry of Transport Ng Chee Meng
This means faster and more accurate deliveries, and a winning situation for everyone
From January 1, 2017, MFM is already set to become mandatory for MFO deliveries in Singapore, and commenting on MFM technology in general, Ng said: "The use of MFM will provide assurances to both suppliers and customers over the quantity of bunker delivered.
"Delivery will he higher by as much as 15 percent. This means faster and more accurate deliveries, and a winning situation for everyone."
The minster also announced plans to phase out paper-based bunker delivery notes in 2018.
"The other technology we will be rolling out in 2018 is the electronic bunker delivery notes, or E-BDN. This will replace the current paper-based system," he said.
"The E-BDN will enable immediate information transfer to the supplier and the customer, improving efficiency for all parties."
The 19th SIBCON conference and exhibition is taking place this week at Resorts World, Sentosa, Singapore.