Singapore Registry of Ships reaches 100 million gross tonnage

Singapore Registry of Ships reaches 100 Million Gross Tonnage

The Singapore Registry of Ships (SRS) has reached the 100 million gross tonnage (GT) mark with the registration of AET’s Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC), Eagle Veracruz.

Administered by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the SRS regulates Singapore-flagged ships and ensures that they follow appropriate International Maritime Organization (IMO) norms to improve international shipping safety, efficiency, and environmental protection.

The SRS, which manages around 4,000 vessels totalling over 100 million GT, is one of the world’s largest ship registries, with one of the youngest quality fleets.

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The latest-registered ship, the Eagle Veracruz, is a dual-fuelled liquefied natural gas (LNG) VLCC named after the Mexican state of Veracruz, which is home to one of Mexico’s oldest ports. It is over 330 metres long and has a capacity of more than 156,000 GT.

According to MPA, the vessel has various energy-efficient design elements and technologies that help to decrease fuel usage. These include an optimised hull shape, which reduces drag in water, an improved rudder design, which enhances stability and manoeuvrability, and a wake duct, which increases propeller efficiency. The primary engine’s modular design reportedly allows for future retrofit options that might run on low- or zero-carbon fuels.

This month, the MPA set a new annual vessel arrival tonnage record of 3 billion GT in 2023.

Additionally, the authority partnered with Pyxis Energy, Pyxis Maritime, SP Mobility, Seatrium O&G, and Yinson Electric to test vessel charging concepts in the region.

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