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Singapore introduces the Maritime Singapore Green Initiative
by The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Government)
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was the worlds first maritime administration to launch a comprehensive pro-environment initiative, known as the Maritime Singapore Green Initiative (MSGI) in 2011 to reduce the environmental impact of shipping and shipping-related activities to promote clean and green shipping in Singapore.

MPA has pledged to invest up to S$100 million over 5 years for the MSGI which comprises three programmes the Green Ship Programme, Green Port Programme and Green Technology Programme.

In July 2016, the MSGI was further extended and enhanced to 31 December 2019. Two new programmes were also introduced the Green Awareness Programme and the Green Energy Programme.
Progress reports
By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Type of commitment
  • Management of ship-based pollution and/or port waste management
Singapore is committed to continuing the MSGI until 2019
Other, please specify
Funding, manpower and other resources to administer the MSGI.
Basic information
Time-frame: 2017 - 2019
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (Government)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Nathaniel Khng, Counsellor (Legal), Permanent Mission of the Republic of Singapore to the United Nations in New York, Nathaniel_KHNG@mfa.gov.sg,
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