28 Apr 2016   |   2 days, 9am to 5pm,   Various course dates. See below for details

Refresher Course for Bunker Surveyors and Bunker Cargo Officers

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The National Metrology Centre and Metcore International Pte Ltd are jointly organizing a 2-day course for Bunker Surveyors and Cargo Officers, for them to be updated on Mass Flow meter (MFM) set-up, zero setting, integrity assurance documentation, approval process and dispute management per TR 48: 2015 for bunkering and to enhance the professionalism and marine safety of participants.



Mass Flow Meters (MFMs) will be mandatory for use in bunkering from 2017 onwards.

The Technical Reference (TR48:2015) for Bunkering Mass Flow Metering was launched by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on 16 February, 2016. TR 48:2015 will come into force with effect from 1 June 2016. Withthis Technical Reference, all licensed bunker suppliers, bunker craftoperators and bunker surveyors are to adhere to the requirements outlined in it.

With these developments, Bunker Surveyors and Cargo Officers will need a clear understanding of the requirements of this TR to ensure a safe and smooth operation of the MFM for bunkering.   

This course aims to provide Bunker Surveyors and Cargo officers an update as well as a refresher of the guidelines and procedures to ensure accurate and efficient delivery of bunker fuel.


Course Objectives

This course will give students a fundamental understanding of the Mass Flow Meter technology. It also provides instructions appropriate for their daily work as well as possible responses to scenarios and issues Bunker Surveyors or Cargo Officers might face with MFM in bunkering, with reference to TR48:2015.


Course Content

  • Introduction of the Mass Flow Metering System & Technology
  • Discussion of relevant standards eg. SS600:2014, SS524, TR48:2015 – what’s new
  • System Pre-delivery checks
  • Zero-ing of metering system
  • Roles & Responsibility and professionalism expected of individual officers
  • Refresher of Safety aspects for bunker operation
  • Meter Approval escalation process
  • Bunkering Operations using the MFM
  • Documentation as per TR48:2015
  • Possible scenarios that might give rise to disputes/ dispute areas
  • Handling of disputes
  • Maintenance of bunkering metering system – Calibration, Acceptance Test & re-calibration
  • Exercises on the reading of MFM for the quantity of bunker delivered

Who Should Attend

Appropriate for those seeking MPA’s endorsement/ licensing as Bunker Surveyors and Cargo Officers. Other members of the industry seeking to increase their knowledge including bunker suppliers, bunker craft operators, bunker traders, shipping agents, craft management staff as well as any interested participants seeking to have a better understanding of the bunkering processes at the Port of Singapore.

MPA’s Minimum entry requirements apply.

(i) Existing valid Bunker Surveyor license holders or Certificated Bunkering Cargo Officers;

(ii) At least 21 years of age;

(iii) Have a working knowledge of the English language; and

(iv) medically fit

Upcoming Course Dates

(Please select one. We will endeavor to allocate your preferred registered date. However, if a class on a particular date is oversubscribed, you will be notified.)

  • 28 and 29 April 2016 (Click here if you wish to register for this date)
  • 26 and 27 May 2016 (Click here if you wish to register for this date)
  • 30 June and 1 July 2016 (Click here if you wish to register for this date)

Course Fee

SGD $ 1,350.00 (Excluding GST)

MPA’s Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF) Training Grant is available for eligible participants (applicable to Singaporeans & PRs). Please refer to for more information (Support for this course is pending approval.)


SkillsFuture Credit is available (applicable to Singaporean). Please refer to  for more information. (Support for this course is pending approval.)

Jointly organised by:


Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. Please register above (see Upcoming Course Dates) for your preferred date. If a particular date is fully subscribed, an alternate date will be offered. Confirmation of a place in course is only upon full payment of the course fee.

Training Venue: National Metrology Centre, 1 Science Park Drive, Singapore 118221 (The exact location & training room will be indicated in the confirmation letter. )


For enquiry on the course, please contact Mr. Seow Wee Seong (Tel: 6279 1900 or Fax: 6279 1993 or email: )


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