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GAC 01072014Singapore Standard for Bunkering
February 25, 2015, Singapore, all ports

At the 18th Singapore International Bunkering Conference (SIBCON) in Oct 2014, MPA announced that SPRING Singapore and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have launched 2 revised standards, the Singapore Standard SS 600 : 2014 – Code of Practice for Bunkering and SS 524 : 2014 – Quality Management for Bunker Supply Chain, to further enhance consistency in practices in the delivery of bunkers for vessels calling at the Port of Singapore.

The SS 600 : 2014 sets out guidelines and procedures to ensure that the correct quality and quantity of bunkers are being delivered safely and efficiently.

The improved standard includes better controls and safeguards with additional requirements for gauging tanks during a bunkering operation. The changes include the following:

a. Merging of Chapters 1 and 2 of SS 600 : 2008 and restructuring of the code according to the bunkering processes (pre, during and post);

b. Clause 4 describes the general requirements and Clause 5 covers detailed processes, procedures, roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders (cargo officer, chief engineer and bunker surveyor (if engaged).

The SS 524 : 2014 put in place a comprehensive quality management system for the bunker supply chain. The improved standard incorporate the latest developments in international quality management systems and practices set out jointly by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Such alignment is necessary for bunker operations in Singapore to continue to be on par with international benchmarks. Bunker suppliers are required to set up and execute their quality management system based on the requirements of this Singapore Standard as part of the accreditation scheme of bunker supplier in Singapore.

From 1 September 2015, all bunker suppliers, bunker craft operators and bunker surveyors are required to comply with the requirements of SS 600 : 2014 and SS 524 : 2014.

Shipowners/bunker buyers, charterers, operators and shipping agents are urged to adhere to the requirements and procedures of the latest standards when their vessels call at Singapore for bunkering.

The Singapore Standards can be purchased at the following address:

TOPPAN LEEFUNG PTE. LTD

1 KIM SENG PROMENADE, #18-01 GREAT WORLD CITY EAST

TOWER SINGAPORE 237994

Tel: (65) 6826 9691

Fax: (65) 6820 3341

Email: singaporestandardseshop@toppanleefung.com

Website: www.singaporestandardseshop.sg

(For information about operations in Singapore contact GAC Singapore at singapore@gac.com

Source: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore Port Marine Circular No.03 of 2015

GAC Bunker Fuels Ltd Pricing Alert
Market Price Update 25/02/2015

COUNTRY 180 CST 380 CST MGO MDO
Aberdeen 0 0 342.00 0
Aden 410.00 390.00 865.00 0
Alexandria 0 635.00 870.00 0
Antwerp 325.00 303.00 556.00 0
Aqaba 0 440.00 810.00 0
Bahrain 0 0 684.00 0
Bergen 0 0 590.00 0
Busan 407.00 388.00 580.00 590.00
Cape Town 428.00 0 634.00 0
Colombo 420.00 415.00 695.00 0
Dubai/Sharjah/Rak 410.00 400.00 625.00 0
Durban 453.00 0 650.00 0
Falmouth 393.00 377.00 691.00 0
Fujairah 410.00 395.00 755.00 0
Gibraltar 380.00 357.00 596.00 0
Hambantota 425.00 420.00 700.00 0
Houston 373.00 322.00 659.00 0
Istanbul 376.00 352.00 635.00 0
Jeddah 400.00 390.00 850.00 0
Kuwait 415.00 400.00 1, 100.00 0
Labuan 0 0 0 0
Las Palmas 367.00 343.00 0 905.00
Malta 422.00 378.00 576.00 0
Mumbai 665.00 359.00 750.00 0
New York/New Jersey 406.00 351.00 695.00 0
Panama 411.00 347.00 623.00 0
Piraeus 392.00 370.00 579.00 0
Port Louis 0 477.00 755.00 0
Port Said 735.00 635.00 1, 065.00 0
Qatar 0 0 620.00 0
Richards Bay 422.00 0 1, 008.00 0
Rio de Janeiro 351.00 327.00 768.00 0
Rotterdam 325.00 303.00 556.00 0
Salalah 495.00 445.00 915.00 0
Santos 353.00 332.00 796.00 0
Seychelles 0 0 710.00 0
Shanghai 442.00 402.00 803.00 0
Singapore 363.00 348.00 568.00 0
St Petersburg 196.00 175.00 456.00 0
Suez 580.00 390.00 860.00 0
West Africa – Abidjan 494.00 393.00 734.00 0
West Africa – Lome 0 380.00 655.00 0
West Africa – Luanda 468.00 447.00 705.00 0

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“Jo”

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