New Bunkering Licence (Bunker Supplier)

Application Guidelines for New Bunkering Licence (Bunker Supplier)*

A company shall possess a valid Bunkering Licence (Bunker Supplier) issued by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in order to supply bunkers to vessels in the Port of Singapore using its own delivery documents.

Licensing Requirements

To obtain a new Bunkering Licence (Bunker Supplier), the company must commit to have both bunker supplier and bunker craft operator licences. In addition, the company must satisfy the following requirements:

  • To have a minimum paid up capital of S$500,000;
  • To have a certified Quality Management System for Bunker Supply Chain (QMBS) in accordance with the Singapore Standard 524; 
  • To submit a detailed Background and Organisational Structure of the company:
    • To submit the business profile of company as registered with Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA);
    • To include profile of shareholders and directors that are registered in ACRA's records (inclusive of their date of birth) and their experiences in bunkering.
  • To submit proposed business plan, inclusive of the following information:
    • Investment in Storage Facilities in Singapore:
      • Preferably own or lease storage facilities
    • Bunker Sales Commitments:
      • To provide 3-year bunker sales projection (average of Singapore’s top ten bunker suppliers).
    • Investment in Dual-Fuelled bunker tanker
      • To own and operate at least two dual-fuelled bunker tanker 
    • Ability to have control of the fuel oil cargo sources and availability of low sulphur fuel oil
    • Proven Track Record and performance in other ports, if any, in terms of bunker sales and customer base:
      • To provide annual bunker sales delivered for the past 3 years.
    • Presence in Singapore:
      • Applicant or its related companies, beyond the bunkering sector should have significant presence in Singapore
    • Any other Value-Add Proposition(s) that can further improve the bunkering sector (e.g. improvement, less reliance on foreign labour)

Contact

For further enquiries, please contact our officers at:
(+65) 6325 2307 or (+65) 6325 2310 or (+65) 6325 2318
Email:  bsd@mpa.gov.sg

*This page has been updated on 9 December 2019.