COVID-19 for Maritime Community

In view of COVID-19, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) urges the shipping community to take precautionary measures, as well as to remain vigilant and adopt good hygiene practices at all times. 

The Singapore Government has put in place various relief measures for the maritime sector.

The Solidarity Budget, presented on 6 April 2020, complements measures introduced under Budget 2020 on 18 February 2020 and the subsequent supplementary Resilience Budget on 26 March 2020. It aims to address the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on Singapore’s economy and society. The MaritimeSG Together Package, announced on 29 April 2020, provides further financial support to the maritime industry. The Fortitude Budget, presented on 26 May 2020, builds on the Unity, Resilience and Solidarity Budgets to help businesses and individuals adapt and build resilience during the pandemic.

Visit the COVID-19 related matters section for contact information relating to the various measures and schemes. 

Click here for a pdf version of the relief measures.

For an overview of the measures which MPA/Singapore has undertaken for the maritime sector in response to COVID-19, please click here.

Useful Link

International Maritime Organization:

Port Marine Circulars and Notices

Port Marine Circular No. 21 of 2020
07 April 2020

Port Marine Circular No. 20 of 2020
03 April 2020

Port Marine Circular No. 19 of 2020
27 March 2020

Port Marine Circular No. 18 of 2020
23 March 2020

Port Marine Circular No. 16 of 2020
23 March 2020

Port Marine Circular No. 17 of 2020
23 March 2020

Port Marine Circular No. 4 of 2020
12 February 2020

Shipping Circulars
Media Statements

Marina Bay Cruise Centre

Hand sanitiser point

Preparing for temperature screening at sea checkpoint

Temperature screening at sea checkpoint

Marina South Pier

Seafarers taking hygiene seriously

Visitor using hand sanitiser

Singapore Maritime Gallery

Hand sanitiser available at the reception counter


Alan Lim, Emergency Preparedness
15 April 2020

Hafiz Bin Jumat, Port Inspector
9 April 2020

Maritime Singapore United
3 April 2020