Technical Talk by Dr. Bev Mackenzie @ NUS

Organizer Name
7:00 am
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Public event, registration required
Aditya Sankalp

The way in which international legislation is developed is often a long and complex process with those organizations leading in the development often criticised for not consulting adequately with stakeholders, not clearly considering the consequences of legislation or not incorporating proper scientific evidence. The IMarEST and other professional bodies, aim to help the development of legislation by providing sound, impartial, scientific advice to intergovernmental organizations in order to inform their decision making. This presentation will look at how the IMarEST are involved with a range of intergovernmental organizations, the processes and procedures in place, and how IMarEST members can get involved. A detailed case study of the IMarEST and its involvement with the International Maritime Organization in the development of the Ballast Water Management Convention will be used to illustrate the complexities but also highlight the way in which professional bodies can play a pivotal role in shaping the way forward.

About the Speaker

Dr Bev Mackenzie
Director of Technical & Policy, Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology

Dr Bev Mackenzie is the Director of Technical & Policy at the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and has responsibility for coordinating and managing the technical activities for the IMarEST membership; a role which incorporates providing opportunities for the exchange of ideas and practices and opportunities to influence the development of policy and legislation at local, regional and global levels. Dr Mackenzie has a degree in chemical oceanography and a PhD in physical oceanography from the University of Liverpool, UK with her technical specialism now covering the science and engineering policy interface with particular expertise in operational oceanography and ocean observing and issues relating to shipping and the environment. Dr Mackenzie is the associate editor of the Journal of Operational Oceanography and the Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology, the IMarEST’s two peer reviewed publications and looks after technical book publications. In addition she is responsible for the delivery of the IMarEST’s events programme. Dr Mackenzie is head of the IMarEST delegation to the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO and oversees the IMarEST contributions to the work of the International Maritime Organization. In addition, Dr Mackenzie is passionate about developing activities that address gender diversity in marine and maritime science, engineering and technology and in engaging early career professions.

About the Organizer

Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST)
The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) is the international membership body and learned society for all marine professionals operating in the spheres of marine engineering, science, or technology. It is the largest marine organisation of its kind with a worldwide membership of over 21,000 individuals based in over 128 countries.

IMarEST is the first organisation to bring together marine engineers, scientists and technologists into one international multi-disciplinary professional body. It is also a publisher of books, periodicals, journals and papers related to marine engineering, science and technology, and organises meetings, events and conferences related to these themes. The Institute is also home to the Guild of Benevolence of the IMarEST, which continues the work of the fund founded for the families of engineers of the Titanic.

Past Events


Inaugural MSC Maritime Digital Challenge Grand Finals Prize Presentation

Over 129 tertiary students across 35 teams took part in the inaugural MSC Maritime Digital Challenge that seeks to plug Singapore students with a passion for technology into the maritime industry.
Students from the Singapore Management University and Nanyang Polytechnic were announced as winners of the challenges posed by Eastport Maritime, Kanda and Torvald Klaveness at the Prize Presentation held on 13 November 2021.

MSC Maritime Digital Challenge 2021

Three challenge statements, 35 teams, 129 students and 12 finalist teams from 4 universities & 3 polytechnics. Catch behind-the-scene highlights of the MSC Maritime Digital Challenge 2021.

Singapore Maritime Foundation | MSC Maritime Digital Challenge 2021

Catch highlights of the MSC Maritime Digital Challenge 2021. We thank Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport Mr. Chee Hong Tat for being our Guest-of-Honour at the event.

SMF New Year Conversations 2022: Year-in-Perspective Video

The past two years of learning to live with Covid-19 has been challenging, but Maritime Singapore has remained resilient. What are the fundamental tenets that attract companies to anchor their business in Singapore and grow their operations here? And what more can be done to leverage on Singapore’s strengths to enhance its attractiveness as a global business hub for maritime companies? How will the Singapore Maritime Foundation organize its work around Connectivity, Innovation and Talent to strengthen the maritime ecosystem? Find out in this Year-in-Perspective video.

SMF New Year Conversations 2022: Opportunities Amid Disruptions

The 2022 SMF New Year Conversations that took place on 13 January 2022 was graced by Guest-of-Honour Mr S Iswaran, Minister for Transport & Minister-in-charge of Trade Relations. Over 250 industry leaders across the breadth of maritime attended physically and virtually.
Singapore was announced to have secured the overall top spot as an international maritime centre for the fifth consecutive time in the DNV-Menon Leading Maritime Cities 2022 report.
Thank you to our industry partners for your strong support.

Mr. Lars Kastrup


Mr. Lars Kastrup is the Chief Executive Officer of Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd (PIL).

Prior to joining PIL, Mr. Kastrup was CEO of NOL/APL, and subsequently assumed the role of Executive Vice President, Strategy and M&A at CMA CGM Group. A veteran in the global shipping industry with over 30 years of experience, Mr Kastrup’s other roles include Executive Vice President of Assets at CMA CGM Group heading up CMA Terminals, CMA Ships, Container Logistics as well as regional carriers such as MacAndrews, OPDR and Mercosul; as well as Vice President at AP Moller-Maersk.
Mr. Kastrup complemented his tertiary education with leadership and management training at Penn State University and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Ms. Angeline Teo


Ms. Angeline Teo is the Managing Director and Head of Global Transportation and Offshore, Global Corporate Banking at OCBC Bank which focuses on the maritime, aviation, land & port ecosystems.
Ms. Teo has spent over three decades in maritime finance. Prior to OCBC, Ms. Teo was working at ING Bank, ABN Amro and DnB in Singapore focusing on maritime and offshore.
Ms. Teo graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Business Administration.

Mr. John Martin


Mr. John Martin began his career in London in 1989 with Richards Hogg Lindley Average Adjusters, and qualified as a Fellow of the UK Association of Average Adjusters in 2000.
At RHL he worked in their offices in Australia, Taiwan and Hong Kong. In 2003 he joined Gard Hong Kong, as a claims handler. Mr. Martin also worked in Gard Japan, and in 2014 he moved to Singapore to set up the Gard Singapore office.
Besides running Gard Singapore, Mr. Martin also heads the P&I and H&M claims units and is the Senior Claims Representative for Gard in Asia.

Mr. Cyril Ducau


Mr. Cyril Ducau is the Chief Executive Officer of Eastern Pacific Shipping Pte Ltd, a leading shipping company headquartered in Singapore for the past 30 years.

He is also currently the Chairman of Kenon Holdings Ltd and a member of the board of directors of Gard P&I (Bermuda) Ltd. and of the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation Limited, which was established by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. He was previously Head of Business Development of Quantum Pacific Advisory Limited in London from 2008 to 2012 and acted as Director and Chairman of Pacific Drilling SA between 2011 and 2018.
Prior to joining Quantum Pacific Advisory Limited, Mr. Ducau was Vice President in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley & Co. International Ltd. in London between 2000 and 2008.
Mr. Ducau graduated from ESCP Europe Business School (Paris, Oxford, Berlin) and holds a Master of Science in business administration and a Diplom Kaufmann.