The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO) has launched three new Port Approach Guides with the support of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
Singapore is a major maritime hub for international and domestic ship owners and managers, and its port waters are among the busiest in the world. In 2015, vessel arrival tonnage reached 2.5 billion GT and approximately 1,000 ships can be found in the port of Singapore at any one time. In the same year, Singapore’s ports handled over 30.9 million TEUs of container throughput.
The three new Port Approach Guides cover Tuas View to Pasir Panjang including Jurong Channel (number 8175), Sinki Fairway to Southern Fairway (8176) and Southern Fairway to Changi (8177).
Forming part of the UKHO’s global series of Port Approach Guides, each one is a single chart that contains specific passage planning information for the port in question.
Michelle Case, UKHO Product Manager, commented:
“Singapore is one of the world’s leading maritime hubs and comprises many ports and terminals within its port waters. We’ve worked closely with MPA to ensure these new ADMIRALTY Port Approach Guides provide comprehensive information to assist mariners in their entry into and exit from Singapore and Master Pilot Exchange.”
The ADMIRALTY Port Approach Guide series currently includes over 250 charts, covering many of the world’s busiest ports.
Port Approach Guides are single, port-scale charts containing essential planning information for a single port. Taken from existing ADMIRALTY charts and publications, this information helps to simplify the planning of port entry and exit, as well as supporting Master Pilot Exchange (MPX).