In the Netherlands, Offshore Energy reported that Singapore has made significant progress in the supply of alternative fuels as bunker sales of biofuel blends increased to 520,000 tons last year, which more than tripled from 140,000 tons in 2022.
This was revealed at the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) New Year Conversations event held last week. During the event, Chee Hong Tat, Acting Minister for Transport, announced a record year in 2023 for Maritime Singapore.
In July 2023, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) conducted the world’s first ship-to-containership methanol bunkering operation, where about 300 tons of green methanol was supplied for the first time in the Port of Singapore, according to the report.
MPA recently called for an Expression of Interest (EOI) for the supply of methanol as a marine bunker fuel in the port. The EOI seeks to gather proposals for end-to-end methanol bunkering solutions, scheduled to be implemented in Singapore in 2025, the report added.