Sinanju steps up to share Mass Flow Metering expertise
Provides complimentary service of independent bunker surveyor
[Singapore, 6 March 2017]
Commencing 1 January 2017, all marine fuel oil deliveries in the Port of Singapore have been carried out using approved Mass Flow Metering (MFM) systems and in accordance to Technical Reference for Bunker Mass Flow Metering (TR48:2015), as mandated by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
During this transition period of switching from traditional tank gauging to MFM for bunkering, it has come to light that some ship operators and crew of ocean-going ships were unfamiliar with the MFM bunkering equipment and procedures used in Singapore.
Mr. Desmond Chong, General Manager of Sinanju Tankers Holdings Pte Ltd said, “As one of the first adopters of MFM bunker delivery, we are keen to share our experience and expertise on MFM technology. To this end, Sinanju will provide an added service by engaging independent bunker surveyors over the next three months to assist the crew of visiting ships in familiarising themselves with the new MFM bunkering procedures when bunkering with us. This will be carried out on an adhoc basis and complimentary for our clients.
“Sinanju would like to assure all who receive bunkers in Singapore that with MFM, there is a higher level of quality and quantity assurance. Fuel delivery is now being transferred in a sealed system, with the aim of improving accuracy, traceability and accountability. Through time and familiarity of TR48:2015 procedures, we hope to see more confidence when using MFM for bunkering,” Mr. Chong said.
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