Bunker fraud leads to mandatory controls

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore introduces mandatory use of flow meters in relation to bunker trading in an effort to curb bunker fraud in the region.

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Future bunker trading in Sinapore will take place under controlled conditions. According to Ship & Bunker, the country's port authorities are now introducing mandatory flow meters in an effort to curb the bunker fraud prevalent in the key port.

"The MPA (Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore) has been working closely with the industry and key stakeholders on developing the standards for mass flow meters, with the intention of making the use of mass flow meters mandatory in Singapore in the future," an MPA spokesman tells Ship & Bunker.

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