Mandatory mass flow metering of Marine Gas Oil (MGO) could hit Singapore as early as next year.
Mass flow meters for Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) will already be mandatory for bunkering as of January 1, 2017.
However it was revealed that work has also started on implementing mass flow metering for MGO which has a much lower viscosity.
It was Captain M Segar from Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) that talked of this move to mandatory MGO mass flow metering last week at a gala dinner held by the International Bunker Industry Association.
“Moving forward, to create a level-playing field and to harmonise procedures, MPA will work towards implementing MFM for marine gas oil deliveries. This could come as early as 2017,” Segar said.
The goal of using mass flow meters is to create a more transparent bunkering process and improve efficiency with reduced bunkering time and elimination of quantity disputes.
Almost one million tonnes of HFO in Singapore are delivered via bunker tankers equipped with mass flow meters every month.
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