Why Singapore's monitoring of bunker suppliers is working

"Industry feedback on the mandatory implementation of the mass flow meters has been positive," Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority tells ShippingWatch after the first year of strict monitoring of bunker transactions.

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Monitoring works, concludes Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority, MPA, after introducing mandatory use of mass flow meters (MFM) and continuous monitoring of suppliers in the world's biggest bunkering port. The goal was to combat cheating related to bunker fuel deliveries.

"Industry feedback on the mandatory implementation of the MFM has been positive. Bunker buyers indicated that the MFM ensured that they are getting what they paid for," an MPA spokesman tells ShippingWatch.

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