ExxonMobil has announced the launch of a mass flow metering system (MFMS) for marine gas oil (MGO) in Singapore, with the first barge deliveries set to start in May 2018.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) had previously announced that all distillates would have to be delivered via a MFMS from July 1st 2019.
ExxonMobil said that it had worked closely with the MPA during a trial that concluded in October 2017, and that it was now in a position to launch its MFMS for MGO deliveries, ahead of the Singapore deadline.
ExxonMobil’s MFMS logs data throughout the bunkering procedure. The oil company said that it could also reduce bunkering time by up to three hours, compared with conventional tank dipping.
ExxonMobil started delivering heavy fuel oil (HFO) in Singapore via MFMS in 2012.