Acceleration of study to establish ammonia bunkering supply chain in Singapore


“K” LINE and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have formally joined the project to develop an ammonia bunkering ecosystem in Singapore, known as the Consortium. Other partners are A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S, Fleet Management Limited, Keppel Offshore & Marine, Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping, Sumitomo Corporation and ABS.

At the same time the Consortium has received Approval in Principle from ABS for the design of an ammonia bunkering vessel.

The Consortium already signed a memorandum of understanding with “K” LINE and MPA to develop the ammonia bunkering ecosystem at the Port of Singapore, the largest bunkering port in the world, during Singapore Maritime Week in early April. This followed a feasibility study jointly launched by the Consortium in March 2021 to develop an ammonia bunker supply chain in Singapore.

Over the past year, the Consortium has identified potential ammonia supply sources and indicative costs, as well as undertook the preliminary design and cost estimation for critical infrastructure, such as ammonia storage tanks and bunkering vessels, leading to the AiP from ABS for the bunker vessel design.

With the addition of “K” LINE and MPA as new members, the parties will build on the current findings and begin development works to establish an integrated supply chain, with the goal to commence ammonia bunkering by 2030.

The parties will continue to seek cooperation with various stakeholders of the maritime industry and relevant Singaporean ministries and agencies to realise the world’s first ammonia fuel supply chain.