Total Marine Fuels Pte Ltd awarded the LNG bunker supplier licence by The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
From 1 January 2022, Singapore-based Total Marine Fuels will be an officially licenced LNG bunker supplier. This makes the country having a total of three licenced suppliers; including FueLNG Pte Ltd and Pavilion Energy Singapore Pte Ltd.
Fueling Singapore’s demand for LNG
Total Marine Fuels is a global LNG supplier and an experienced operator providing end-to-end LNG bunkering solutions. Their licence helps to fuel demand and grow LNG bunkering volumes in Singapore.
In a statement, Jérôme Leprince-Ringuet, vice president of Total Marine Fuels, remarked: “We are honoured to be awarded by MPA the licence to supply LNG as a marine fuel in Singapore. This achievement underscores Total’s goal to be a leading global LNG bunker supplier, and is in line with our climate ambition to get to Net Zero by 2050, together with society.”
He added, “LNG is the best, immediately available solution to reduce our shipping customers’ carbon footprint and it paves the way towards carbon-neutral bioLNG and synthetic methane. We will continue to ramp up our investments to deliver competitive and reliable end-to-end LNG bunkering solutions for customers in Singapore and beyond.”
Call for proposals to supply LNG in Singapore
Quah Ley Hoon, MPA’s chief executive said: “As the world’s top bunkering hub, the Port of Singapore is well-positioned to expand its offering of marine fuel solutions. LNG serves as a viable and clean transitional marine fuel to reduce carbon emissions from ships. We welcome Total Marine Fuels’ entry into Singapore’s LNG bunker market to bolster the country’s ambition in becoming Asia’s leading LNG bunkering hub. We will continue to work with interested parties to grow the bunkering ecosystem in the Port of Singapore and drive the transition to a more sustainable future.”
In its plan to meet the region’s growing demand for LNG as a marine fuel, MPA issued a Request for Proposal last October for parties seeking to supply LNG bunker in the Port of Singapore. LNG is a clean marine fuel that reduces the emission of nitrogen oxides and greenhouse gases, while generating minimal sulphur and particulate emissions. Singapore currently has an LNG bunker supply capacity of up to one million tonnes annually.