In Conversation with Maritime Lawyers: Maureen Poh
From shipping to commodities trading, Maureen Poh, Director at Helmsman LLC Singapore, handles an array of contentious and advisory issues. Graduating with a Bachelor’s in Political Science and working with Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs fostered her passion for maritime. Drawn to the industry, she completed a law degree with the National University of Singapore…
Event Recap: 2021 MSC Connexions Forum
Attracting, engaging, and growing talent is at the heart of the Singapore Maritime Foundation’s mission of developing a healthy maritime workforce. As the industry prepares the way for digitalisation and sustainability, among many other upcoming trends, the skills of maritime talent have to keep pace with these changes. It is apt that the theme for…
Fuelling the Transition Towards Clean Energy
Fuelling the Transition Towards Clean Energy How can nuclear energy alongside other low carbon sources help your country or region to achieve their net zero targets? This was the question posed by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at the 2021 Net Zero Challenge to young students and professionals from a variety of energy-related sectors….
Sea Asia 2021: Staying Ahead in the Race for New Talent
As maritime evolves to embrace digital transformation and sustainability amid a global environment that is becoming more complex, talent remains key to its growth. On the final day of Sea Asia 2021, SMF Board Member and Director of MPartners Lee Keng Mun moderated a session comprising panellists Mark Charman, CEO and Founder of Faststream Recruitment…
In Conversation with Maritime Lawyers: Jonathan Choo
Maritime is home to a diverse group of sectors—maritime law being a key pillar in this ecosystem. Commonly perceived as a “dull” industry, the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) seeks to address these misconceptions. Jonathan Choo is a Partner at Allen and Gledhill LLP where he specialises in non-contentious shipping issues. With his recent appointment as…
Sea Asia 2021: Fireside Chat with Minister Iswaran
The biennial Sea Asia event is back for its 8th edition, virtually this time from 21 to 23 September 2021. As Asia’s leading maritime marketplace, Sea Asia 2021 serves as the prime platform for discussion on key issues at the intersection of decarbonisation, technology, innovation, and talent.
In Conversation with Maritime Lawyers: Charlene Sim
Maritime is home to a diverse group of sectors—maritime law being a key pillar in this ecosystem. Commonly perceived as a “dull” industry, the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) seeks to address these misconceptions. Continuing our conversation with Maritime Lawyers, we speak with Charlene Sim, a Senior Legal Associate in the Marine Team at Kennedys. In…
In Conversation with Maritime Lawyers: Jade Chia
Maritime is home to a diverse group of sectors—maritime law being a key pillar in this ecosystem. Commonly perceived as a “dull” industry, the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) seeks to address these misconceptions. In the Maritime Lawyers series, SMF will tackle commonly asked questions and obtain our answers straight from the horse’s mouth, from maritime…
Decarbonisation Pathways for the Global Maritime Industry
The International Advisory Panel on Maritime Decarbonisation (IAP) was formed in July 2020 by the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), with the support of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). The IAP’s vision is for Maritime Singapore to support decarbonisation of the industry to meet or exceed the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) goals for…
Start-Ups and the Maritime Industry’s Digital Revolution
3 March 2021 The advent of digitalisation in the maritime industry has not only spurred organisations to digitise their processes but have also attracted start-ups that offer innovative solutions to help the industry address inefficiencies. In this article, we hear from Mr Stephen Ho, Group COO of Skylab and Mr David Yeo, founder and Group…
Big Data in Shipping
9 February 2021 In an industry that transports more than 80% of globally traded goods, data-driven processes and insights can help enhance efficiency and overall productivity. In this article, Dr Shahrin Osman, Regional Head of Maritime Advisory, SEA, Pacific & India at DNV GL, discusses the importance of leveraging big data in the maritime industry…
Singapore: From Port City to Global Hub Port and International Maritime Centre
2 December 2020 Singapore’s journey from a port city to a Global Hub Port and leading International Maritime Centre (IMC) has not been an easy one. In this article, we hear from Mr. Chua Chye Poh, Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of ShipsFocus Group, and Prof. Lee Loo Hay, Director of the Centre for…
Resolving Maritime Disputes Smartly & Effectively
6 October 2020 Mr Punit Oza, Executive Director and Registrar of Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA), shares with SMF six ways to resolve maritime disputes smartly and effectively, from paying attention to the dispute resolution clause in the contract, even before there is a dispute, to using SCMA to resolve those disputes. Let me…
MaritimeONE Scholars: Nine Years in Maritime and Counting
19 August 2020 The MaritimeONE Scholarship Programme, administered by the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) since 2007, is an industry-backed initiative which aims to nurture talent for the maritime industry by empowering scholars to act on excellent opportunities for personal and professional growth. It is heartwarming to see that the collaborative efforts of the maritime community…
Navigating Through A Pandemic: A HR Perspective
22 July 2020 Is HR essential? What role do HR professionals play in times of crisis? The Circle of HR InnOvators (CHRO) network was launched by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), as a platform for HR professionals to share best practices and insights into how HR…
Seafarers on the COVID-19 Frontline
25 June 2020 Amid the COVID-19 crisis, seafarers continue to play an important role in transporting vital goods to countries worldwide. Mr Mohamad Abu Bakar, Vice President, Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS), Mr Toh Soon Kok, Port Chaplain, Mission to Seafarers Singapore (MTSS), Mr Sulaiman Jamaludin, First Officer, NYK Shipmanagement, and Mr Muhamad Fareez Bin…
IMO 2020: The Marine Insurance Perspective
20 April 2020 Rama Chandran, Chairman of the Ocean Hull Committee at the International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) and member of the Marine Insurance Committee at the General Insurance Association of Singapore (GIA), shares with SMF the impact of IMO 2020 on shipping and marine insurance. 2020 began with one of the most significant…
Digitalisation: The Way Forward
Steen Lund, Chairman of the Singapore Shipping Association’s Digital Transformation Committee 10 March 2020 Digitalisation is key for the maritime industry to stay relevant as future trade will largely operate in a digitised environment. Steen Lund, Chairman of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA)’s Digital Transformation Committee (DTC), shares with SMF how industry stakeholders are supporting…
Maritime Knowledge Shipping Sessions Presentations
MKSS 39 – Updates from International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) Toronto Conference 2019
Updates from International Union of Marine Insurance (IUMI) Toronto Conference 2019Download Slides
MKSS38 – The Future of Tomorrow – Strategic Changes in Singapore’s Maritime Landscape
Introduction to Maritime Transformation R&D Roadmap 2030 and Managing Risks, and Nordic Plan and Institute Time Clause (ITC): How Do They Respond To Current Trends.Download Slides
MKSS 37 – Broadening Exposure in Marine Liability
Introduction to transport operators, terminal operators and marine professional indemnity cover.Download Slides
MKSS 36 – Disruptive Technologies and Cyber Risks
Cyber exposures in the shipping, logistics and offshore energy industry and insurance solutions on the horizon.Download Slides
MKSS 35 – OBOR: China’s One Belt One Road
Clarifying OBOR through the China-Pakistan economic corridor.Download Slides
MKSS 34 – Insolvency in Shipping
Hanjin, 6 months on - legal reflections from an insurance perspective.Download Slides
MKSS 33 – Piracy in the Neighbouring Region
Enhancing regional cooperation - the Asian initiative.Download Slides
MKSS 32 – Marine Risk Accumulation On Shore and At Sea
Marine cargo and specie risk accumulation on shore.Download Slides
MKSS 30 – The Maritime CAT Model
Integrating marine risk into a view of catastrophe exposure.Download Slides
MKSS 29 – Challenges in Managing Refrigerated Cargoes
Reefers: a ship manager's perspective.Download Slides
MKSS 28 – Importance of Class On Marine Insurance and Claims
Roles and responsibilities of Classification Societies.Download Slides
Sea Asia 2021 | Staying Ahead in the Race for New Talent
STAYING AHEAD IN THE RACE FOR NEW TALENT
– Where are the fresh grads going – a market review
– Reaching out to Gen Z and Millennials
– Feeling the pulse of young professionals in maritime
Sea Asia 2021 | C-Suite Conversation: The Future of Innovation in Shipping
As transformation gathers pace in the maritime industry, what are the key trends impacting the future of innovation in shipping? Watch this c-suite conversation from Sea Asia 2021 to find out.
MaritimeONE Scholarship Awards 2021
Maritime Singapore achieved a record-breaking number of 60 MaritimeONE and TMSS scholars this year. A round of applause for all scholars and join SMF in celebrating their achievements! Thank you to all sponsors for realising the dreams of our fresh batch of maritime talent.
SMF New Year Conversations: Building A Stronger Maritime Singapore Together
The webinar began with welcome addresses by Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman of the Singapore Maritime Foundation, and Mr Chee Hong Tat, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Transport.READ MORE
SMF Review Video (2020)
2020 might have been a year of uncertainty but it has shown us the strength of the maritime community and the importance of resilience and adaptability. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, SMF has continued to support the industry through its talent attraction and development efforts and industry outreach. Thank you to all our maritime partners for your invaluable support. Cheers to a greater year ahead!
MaritimeONE Scholars’ Advance 2020
Each year, SMF organises the MaritimeONE Scholars’ Advance to provide newly awarded and senior scholars the opportunity to give back to the community through meaningful activities and to foster friendships between one another.READ MORE
The Friendliest Female Supervisor in Singapore’s Only Multipurpose Port
As part of SMF’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the maritime industry amongst members of the public, we worked together with Jurong Port and Our Grandfather Story to share about Singapore’s only multipurpose port. In this video, Ms Yvonne Liu shares about her decade-long experience in JP, including her current involvement in ensuring that equipment in JP continue to run smoothly.
Meet Our MaritimeONE Scholars (2020)
Hear from four 2020 MaritimeONE scholarship recipients – Nabil, SSA – MaritimeONE scholar, Natalie, PSA – MaritimeONE scholar, Rishabh, Norden & Orient Fond – MaritimeONE scholar and Saranya, SMA – MaritimeONE Seafaring Officers scholar, as they share about their motivations behind taking up the scholarship, what they are looking forward to in their courses of study and things people might not know about them!
MaritimeONE Scholarship Awards 2020
This year, Maritime Singapore welcomed 54 MaritimeONE and TMSS scholars into the maritime family. SMF congratulates these newly awarded scholars and wishes them all the best in their studies! A big thank you to all sponsors for investing in the next generation of talent.
Behind the Sea-nes: What Are Ships in Singapore Used For?
As part of SMF’s ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the maritime industry amongst members of the public, we have worked together with Eng Hup Shipping and Our Grandfather Story to share more about the shipping sector in Singapore. In this video, Mr Tommy Phun shares about his experiences working in the maritime industry and introduces the various ships that can be found in Singapore’s waters.
Singapore – A Maritime Nation
In commemoration of our nation’s 55th birthday, SMF would like to celebrate Singapore’s progress as a maritime nation, from a British trading post in the early 19th century to a premier global maritime hub today. As we continue to seize opportunities in the years ahead, together, we can contribute to the industry’s growth and build a stronger Singapore.
Maritime United Video
Despite the COVID-19 outbreak, members of the maritime community are working tirelessly behind the scenes to keep the Port of Singapore, one of the busiest ports in the world, running. A big thank you to all our frontline workers!
Maritime Profiling Video – PSA
Connected to 600 ports in over 120 countries, Singapore has established itself as a premier global hub port, and one of the busiest ports in the world. For the final video in this series, Kim Teo, AVP (Tuas Port Equipment & Automation Development) at PSA, shares how the upcoming Tuas Port will leverage on new technologies and grow beyond just a container handling facility.
SMF New Year Cocktail Reception 2020 Event Highlights
SMF held its annual New Year Cocktail Reception at Four Seasons Hotel Singapore on 13 January 2020, which saw more than 250 industry leaders across all sectors of the industry in attendance.READ MORE
Maritime Profiling Video – Ship Supplies Direct
Challenging the status quo fosters a culture of innovation – Eric Chean, CEO and Co-Founder of Ship Supplies Direct, as well as Chin Rui, CTO and Co-Founder of SSD, share how SSD has helped maritime companies save time and money through the consolidation of deliveries.
Maritime Profiling Video – ShipsFocus
In an industry as vast as the maritime industry, data is everywhere. Chye Poh, CEO and Founder at ShipsFocus and Wei Ting, Senior Analyst at ShipsFocus emphasise the importance of leveraging on big data to empower decision making, improve processes and drive greater productivity.
Maritime Profiling Video – Wärtsilä
Why is proactivity crucial to the development of a future ready nation? Chris Chung, Director, Digital Innovation & Strategic Projects at Wärtsilä, shares how Wärtsilä drives transformation in the maritime industry and turns next-generation challenges into opportunities.
Maritime Profiling Video (2019)
More than 80% of the world’s trade is carried by sea. Connected to 600 ports in over 120 countries, Singapore remains as one of the busiest ports in the world. What if we thought… bigger?READ MORE
SMF Review Video (2019)
What an incredible year 2019 has been! Here’s a recap of what SMF has achieved in the past year. Our initiatives would not have been possible without the support of all our partners.
Cheers to another great year ahead!
Maritime Skit (2019)
Three students from Wellington Primary School shared about their misconceptions regarding the maritime industry. After watching a Maritime Skit developed by SMF and theatre company The Necessary Stage, they realised that the maritime industry comprises so much more.
World Maritime Day (2019) – Empowering Women in the Maritime Community
To find out what it is like working in the maritime industry, we spoke to four women across different sectors in the industry – Alicia Leong from Munich Re Syndicate Singapore Pte Limited, Nabilah Huda from Pacific International Lines, Nidhi Gupta from Portcast Pte Ltd and Tiffany Khek from Jurong Port Pte Ltd.
SMF New Year Cocktail Reception 2019 Event Highlights
SMF held its annual New Year Cocktail Reception at Shangri-La Hotel on 14 January 2019, which saw over 300 maritime leaders from the public and private sectors in attendance. Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Transport, graced the event and announced Singapore’s maritime and port performance for 2018.
The Makings of a Maritime Workforce (2017)
The maritime industry is a vast and expansive one, comprising numerous professionals across the various sectors. This video features nine of such professionals – follow their footsteps to discover the integral role they play in ensuring the continued growth of the maritime industry.
Maritime Profiling Video (2015)
The Singapore Maritime Foundation presents a showcase of 11 maritime careers across the shipping, port, maritime services, as well as offshore and marine sectors.
The Future of Maritime (2018)
With Industry 4.0, there are even more opportunities in the maritime industry than before. Follow our journey to uncover the vibrant and evolving maritime ecosystem!
Life of a Port Equipment Engineer
Did you know that Singapore is the busiest transshipment container hub in the world? In a port that never sleeps, Xianhong and his team at PSA are vital to smooth crane operations.
Life of a Shipping Financier
Tze Chuan, a Shipping Financier at DNB Bank, derives satisfaction not just from closing deals, but also from helping maritime companies achieve their financial needs and being recognised as someone who is reliable and trustworthy.
Life of a Shipping Operations Officer
As a Shipping Operations Officer with Pacific International Lines, Tracy Gaowen believes that people are assets. Part of her role includes ensuring that the organisation has a sustainable manpower pipeline.
Life of a Ship Agent
Thomas Cheoh, a Ship Agent with Wallem Shipping Pte Ltd, enjoys meeting people of different cultures and nationalities. He facilitates ships’ entry and departure from the ports, while adhering to the rules and regulations of individual ports.
Life of a Maritime Lawyer
Maritime connects the world. Shawn See Toh, a Maritime Lawyer at Allen & Gledhill LLP shares that the multifacted and complex nature of law allows him to develop a critical mind and mental resilience.
Life of a Port Operations Officer
Singapore is a leading International Maritime Centre. This is made possible by people like Shawn Lee, a Port Operations Officer at Jurong Port, who ensures that cargoes are loaded and unloaded efficiently.
Life of a Post Fixture Officer
Norafah pursued her dreams to be part of the maritime industry. As a Post Fixture Officer at Anglo-Eastern Ship Management, she ensures that fixtures are concluded according to the correct interpretation of charter party clauses.
Life of a Marine Insurance Broker
Did you know that marine insurance is one of the oldest forms of insurance in the world? Michelle Pang, a Marine Insurance Broker with L.C.H. Lockton, acts as an intermediary between her clients and insurers, and provides sound advice to her clients.
Life of a Ship Charterer
As a Ship Charterer with Pacific Carriers Limited, Audrey Wu meets new global challenges everyday. Her job includes ensuring the safety of cargoes and that ships are kept busy.