“Gate System” for Licensing of Port Limit Bunker Tankers

The “gate system” for licensing of port limit bunker tankers, spells out the requirements for bunker tankers of 600 DWT and above to operate in the Port of Singapore.

In November 2011, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore revised the “gate system” for the licensing of port limit bunker tankers.

DWT of Tanker

Existing Harbour Craft Licence(Bunker Tanker)

New Harbour Craft Licence(Bunker Tanker)

Below 600 DWT

Non double-hulled bunker  tankers of 25 years and above will not be allowed to carry HGO in port.

Bunker tankers of 30 years and above will not be allowed to operate in port.                           (with effect from 1 Jan 2014)

Less than 5 years old

600 DWT & above

Less than 10 years old                 (with effect from 1 Jan 2012) 

Subject to and comply with all MARPOL requirements, in particular:

  • Regulation 19 of MARPOL
    Annex I
  • Regulation 13 of MARPOL
    Annex VI

 

 

Footnote:

  • Regulation 19 of MARPOL Annex I sets double hull and double bottom requirements for oil tankers delivered on or after 6 Jul 1996.
  • Regulation 13 of MARPOL Annex VI sets requirements for the control of NOx emissions from ships – diesel engine with a power output of more than 130 kW installed on a ship constructed, or which undergoes a major conversion, on or after 1 Jan 2000.