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SHIPPING & MARINE | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Marine fuel supplier Southernpec loses bunker supplier license

Its employees engaged in bunker malpractices, an enforcement check found.

Marine fuel supplier Southernpec will cease to operate as a bunker supplied in the Port of Singapore after the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) revoked its bunker supplier license, with effect from 29 May, an announcement revealed.

During a recent enforcement check, MPA found that Southernpec had failed to ensure that its employees complied with the terms and conditions of their licence.

“Its employees engaged in bunker malpractices, which include the use of magnets to interfere with the mass flow meter during bunkering operations. Its cargo officers also did not record the information in the bunkering documents accurately, which breached the terms and conditions of its bunker supplier licence,” MPA explained.

According to the agency, all bunker licensees must adhere strictly to the terms and conditions of their licences. MPA will take firm action against any licensee who has acted in contravention of its licence, including the suspension or revocation of licence. 

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