2021
International Advisory Panel on Maritime Decarbonisation

April – International Advisory Panel on Maritime Decarbonisation

In 2021, the IAP submitted its recommendations for decarbonisation in the maritime industry to the Singapore Government. In the proposal, four strategic goals and nine pathways to maritime decarbonisation were identified. This includes policy options to accelerate the transition and other methods that Maritime Singapore can adopt to support the industry’s decarbonisation.

The IAP Committee comprises of 28 leaders from maritime and related organisations such as shipping associations, shipping companies, port operators, energy companies, engine makers, shipyards, insurance, finance players and academia.

April – SMF signs MOU with Advisory Singapore (CLG) Ltd

SMF inked a memorandum of understanding with Advisory Singapore (CLG) Ltd in 2021. Advisory Singapore is a youth-led organisation, and the collaboration aims to support youth development in Singapore and encourage youths to enter maritime.

Together, Advisory and SMF will design careers-related programmes and profile maritime professionals to shed light on this vibrant industry.

August – Inaugural Maritime Digital Challenge

The MSC Maritime Digital Challenge was launched to provide university and polytechnic students with the opportunity to tackle technological-based problems.

Crafted together with Eastport Maritime, Kanda and Torvald Klaveness, the challenges allowed students to put their skills to the test under the mentorship of leading maritime professionals.

September – New Record of 60 MaritimeONE and Tripartite Maritime Scholarships Awarded

Maritime Singapore achieves a new record of 60 scholarship awardees undertaking maritime and non-maritime related studies such as Computer Science, Data Science and Analytics, and Business Analytics.

Totalling more than $2.1 million, the scholarships are essential in developing a strong pipeline of maritime talent.