What are the total business spending and headcount
requirements under the MSI?
The applicant is required to meet the following
International Shipping Enterprise Award
S$27.5mil over 5 years
Leasing (Ship) Award
S$25mil over 5 years
MSI–Maritime Leasing (Container) Award
S$12mil over 5 years
S$8mil over 5 years
MSI–Shipping-related Support Services Award
Incremental S$6mil over 5 years
MPA requires vessels to comply with the following:
i) All power driven vessels irrespective of size are required to be fitted with a working transponder as a port entry requirement. Details of this requirement are contained in Port Marine Circular No. 10 of 2010, which can be found at MPA's website.
ii) The owner, agent, master or person-in-charge of a vessel irrespective of size is required to notify the Port Master via MARINET, E-mail, Telefax or Telex at least 12 hours prior to the arrival of the vessel. A vessel coming from a nearby port, with less than 12 hours steaming time to Singapore, shall immediately on departure from such port notify the Port Master. In addition, these vessels are required to confirm the vessels' arrival by VHF radio to the Singapore Vessel Traffic Information Service (VTIS) when entering the Singapore Strait. Details of these notification procedures are contained in Port Marine Circulars No. 20 of 2008 (for vessels 300 GT or more) and No. 10 of 2011 (for vessels less than 300 GT) which can be found at MPA's website.
iii) The owner, agent, master of passenger vessels including high-speed passenger craft, cargo ships including high-speed craft of 500 GT and above, and Mobile offshore units, including mobile offshore drilling units is required to submit the Pre-Arrival Notification (PAN) to the Port Security Unit at Fax No. (65) 6221 3036 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours before the ship's arrival in Singapore. A vessel coming from a nearby port, with less than 24 hours steaming time to Singapore, shall immediately on departure from such port submit the Pre-Arrival Notification (PAN) to the Port Security Unit of MPA. Details of these notification procedures are contained in Port Marine Circular No. 05 of 2013, or as revised, which can be found at MPA's website.
What are the schemes implemented by MPA which are available for the port and maritime community ?
MPA has implemented the following schemes: (i) Maritime Cluster Fund to facilitate the enhancement of local expertise in maritime services that are high value-added and knowledge-based such as ship management, ship financing, ship brokering/chartering, maritime law/arbitration, port terminal management and marine engineering. Please visit our website for more details.
(ii) Maritime Innovation and Technology (MINT) Fund to enhance maritime research and development capabilities in the tertiary and research institutes and to develop the maritime technology industry in Singapore. Please visit our website for more details.
(iii) Maritime Enterprise IT Development (MERIT) programme to enhance the IT capabilities of local maritime SMEs and increase the competitive advantage of the smaller players in the maritime value chain. Please visit our website for more details.