The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) regulates and licenses port and marine services and facilities. It also manages vessel traffic in the Singapore port while ensuring safety and security. The port section contains information, guidelines and procedures on matters relating to the port and its operations.
The shipping section covers information on how to register a ship under the Singapore flag,as well as manning guidelines, procedures and requirements for owners and masters of Singapore-registered ships.
MPA also posts circulars and notices to update the port and shipping community. Also important to the communities are information on port, shipping and other MPA tariffs. Available for download and reference is the maritime legislation of Singapore.
As an active member of the international maritime community, MPA posts updates on IMO matters.
Finally, we have information for seafarers of all nationalities, whether based in Singapore or visiting from overseas.
At the crossroads of seaborne trade, Singapore’s interconnectivity makes it the preferred port of call for more than 130,000 vessels totalling some 1.5 billion gross tons.
Singapore’s hub port is a complex stream of activity, handling a variety of cargoes at different terminals. About 30 million containers and 500 million tonnes of cargo are handled every year and more than 30 million tonnes of bunkers lifted annually. In addition, about a million visitors cruise into Singapore every year.
Technology is at the heart of Singapore’s intelligent port. Advanced technology enables MPA to oversee port and marine service providers round-the-clock, making sure that services are safe and reliable.
As Singapore’s national port planner, MPA is also responsible for the safe and optimal use of sea space and waterfront land. While our port can accommodate today’s largest ships, MPA is preparing for tomorrow’s increased cargo and mega ships by deepening channels and fairways, and developing the next generation of terminals.
With guidelines, procedures and systems in place, MPA ensures that the port of Singapore remains safe, secure and clean while maintaining a high level of reliability, speed and efficiency in its operations.
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National Geographic © 2012