The Port of Singapore has been recognised as an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Port Services Network (APSN) Green Port for the third consecutive year, according to the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
The MPA said the award affirms its efforts on decarbonisation and credited its numerous sustainability initiatives it undertook in 2020.
It specifically pointed to a $29.9 million (S$40 million) Maritime GreenFuture Fund for research, testing and adoption of low-carbon technologies last year.
Additionally, it embarked on efforts to enable the Port of Singapore to supply liquified natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel and established the Future Fuels Port Network with international partners to drive the research and development of clean marine fuels across participating ports in support of industry decarbonisation.
Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of MPA, said, “MPA would like to thank APSN for recognising our efforts in championing sustainable port activities.
“In Singapore, we see opportunities to grow the industry in a greener and more sustainable way. We will continue to work closely with our stakeholders and partners, to reduce the impact of port activities on the environment.”
The award was given as part of the Green Port Award System (GPAS) programme, an evaluation of ports’ environmentally friendly practices. The GPAS promote the sustainable development of ports in the Asia-Pacific region.