Bunker survey licence issued to 51 Singapore firms
04 Jan 2017 12:21 GMT
|Licensing scheme is designed to raise the standards of bunker surveying firms and give the MPA a greater regulatory oversight.|
| The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has confirmed that 51 companies have been granted a bunker survey licence to operate in the port of Singapore.|
Of the 51 companies that have been issued with a licence, 14 have been given a three-month provisional licence.
First announced in October 2014, the licensing scheme is designed to raise the standards of bunker surveying companies and allow the MPA to have a greater regulatory oversight over bunker surveying companies and bunker surveyors.
"This new licensing scheme for bunker surveying companies complements the existing schemes of requiring bunker surveyors to be licenced and requiring bunker survey companies to be accredited to ISO 17020. We believe that together, these schemes will enhance industry confidence in the many bunker surveying companies in Singapore and further help protect the interest of the relevant bunker players in this multi-billion dollar business. In the long term, we expect that both the bunker and shipping community will benefit from this," said Darajit Daud, Senior Manager, SGS Testing & Control Services Singapore Pte Ltd and Chairman of the Technical Committee for Cargo Inspection, under SPRING Singapore.
"SSA welcomes this initiative by MPA to license the bunkering surveying companies. We are confident that the licensing of bunker surveying companies will reassure buyers and sellers that Singapore's bunkering industry is well-served by trained and certified professionals - this initiative, together with the mandatory implementation of mass flow meters (MFMs), demonstrate MPA's commitments towards promoting Singapore as a premium bunkering hub," commented S K Lim, Chairman of the SSA Services Committee.
A list of the 51 companies that have been granted a bunker survey licence has been provided below.
1 Altoncrest Group Pte. Ltd.*
2 A. Marine Audix Pte.Ltd.*
3 Andrew Moore & Associates (Singapore) Pte.Ltd.
4 Bashan & Gilead Marine Services Pte. Ltd.*
5 Big2 Marine Services Pte.Ltd.
6 CCIC Singapore Pte.Ltd.
7 Cordial Marine Inspection Pte.Ltd.*
8 CMC Marine Pte.Ltd.*
9 ED Marine Surveyors Singapore Pte.Ltd.*
10 Frontier Marine Services Pte.Ltd.
11 G W Maritime Pte Ltd
12 Geo-Chem Far East Pte Ltd
13 Haida United Marine Services (Singapore) Pte.Ltd.*
14 HD Marine Services Pte.Ltd.
15 IAMA Marine (Singapore) Pte.Ltd.
16 IMS Marine Services Pte Ltd
17 Inspectorate (Singapore) Pte.Ltd.
18 Intertek Testing Services (Singapore) Pte Ltd
19 Intracon Far East Pte Ltd
20 Kasi Insurindo Pte.Ltd.
21 KBL & GO Pte.Ltd.
22 Khalon Marine Pte.Ltd.
23 Khalon Worldwide Surveyors Pte Ltd*
24 Kuk Min Surveyors & Adjusters Pte.Ltd.
25 L.A. Singapore Bunker Surveyors Pte Ltd
26 Libra Marine Services Pte.Ltd.
27 Lighthouse Marine & Inspection Services Pte.Ltd.
28 Majestic Maritime Services Pte.Ltd.
29 Maritec Pte.Ltd.
30 Metcore International Pte.Ltd.
31 Odessea Inspection Services (S) Pte.Ltd.
32 Oil & Gas Bunker Surveyor Services Pte Ltd*
33 Orion Marine International Pte.Ltd.*
34 Ouzo Marine Services Pte.Ltd.
35 Pacmarine Services Pte.Ltd.
36 Petro Inspect Asia Pte.Ltd.
37 Poseidon Marine Pte.Ltd.
38 Potential Inspection Services Pte.Ltd.
39 Reliance Marine Survey (Pte.Ltd.)*
40 Royal Marine Services Pte.Ltd.*
41 Saybolt (Singapore) Pte.Ltd.
42 SBL Inspection Services Pte.Ltd.
43 SGS Testing & Control Services Singapore Pte Ltd
44 Shinnihon Kentei (S) Pte Ltd
45 Straits Pioneer Marine Services Pte.Ltd.*
46 Unispec Services (Singapore) Pte Ltd
47 Universal Marine Surveying & Consultancy (S) Pte Ltd
48 Veritas Petroleum Services (Asia) Pte.Ltd.
49 Viswalab Singapore Pte.Ltd.
50 WNW Marine Services & Inspections Pte.Ltd.
51 Zack Marine Services Pte Ltd*
*Issued with a three-month provisional licence