Double celebration for Sinanju as it marks its 25th anniversary with
Singapore International Maritime Award 2017 – Bunker Award win
Announces dual-fuel engine tanker to join Singapore bunkering scene
[Singapore, 25 April 2017]
Sinanju Tankers Holdings Pte Ltd was presented with the ‘Bunker Award’ at the Singapore International Maritime Awards (IMA) 2017 gala dinner held at the Shangri-La Hotel this evening. This was a first for the home-grown SME (small- and medium-sized enterprise) that has established a reputation as a prominent bunker tanker owner, operator and bunker supplier in the Port of Singapore.
Held on a biennial basis, the Singapore IMA is organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to recognise the contributions of individuals and companies towards Singapore's development as a premier global hub port and an international maritime centre.
Receiving the award from Mrs. Josephine Teo, Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Transport, Sinanju’s Managing Director and Founder, Mr. Ju Kai Meng said: “My staff and I are delighted to receive this award and are very encouraged to be recognised by MPA and our clients who nominated us. We owe this success to the excellent partnership we have developed with them over the years, and also the commendable teamwork of my 220 shore staff and crew on board our ships. This award has made our 25th anniversary milestone even more memorable.”
Sinanju was amongst the first in Singapore to retrofit its bunker tankers with mass flow meters (MFM) for operations and testbedding to develop the industry technical reference TR48:2015 in MFM bunkering. The unstinting and continued participation of its ships, staff and crew in years of research trials and workgroups in MFM and other projects, showcases Sinanju’s commitment to raise Singapore’s bunkering standards in terms of advancement, increased productivity and higher efficiency.
Introduction of dual fuelled engine bunker tankers to Singapore
In this regard, Sinanju is very pleased to announce that it has received seed funding under the MPA liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering pilot programme that will go towards the building of a dual-fuelled engine bunker tanker. When operational in 2019, this vessel will be amongst Singapore’s first bunker tankers whose engines would be capable of running on both marine gas oil and LNG. But more importantly, Sinanju aims to do its part in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and boost the use of LNG as a bunker fuel, in support of Singapore’s status as the world’s leading bunkering hub and its efforts to become Asia's hub for LNG.
On Sinanju’s plans for the future, Mr. Ju says, “Being a humble, local SME does not mean we are unable to take bold steps in turning big dreams into reality. We view this ‘Bunker Award’ as an affirmation that we should continue our endeavours – in embracing technological advances in our operations and inspire higher standards for bunkering in Singapore.”
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