"The new year brings new challenges."
2011 marks the third edition of our
flagship event, Sea Asia 2011 which
will be held at Marina Sands. We look
forward to your support to make this
event a great success.
The launch of the Singapore Ship Sale
Form (SSF) is an important milestone
initiative that will anchor Singapore’s
position as a leading international maritime centre. The planning process
was challenging and tedious. Many
maritime leaders in the legal, ship
broking, ship management fraternities
and ship owners were consulted at
various stages of the developmental
phase to fine-tune the form to
perfection. I would like to thank our
maritime partners who have rendered
assistance to bring the form to fruition.
I would also like to use this opportunity
to welcome our new Advisory Panel
Member, Mr Henry C. Mytton-Mills,
Managing Director, Aries Shipbroking
(Asia) Pte Ltd. Henry has been
instrumental in the development of the
SSF and we are grateful for his leadership
and his dedication in helping to promote
the form to the Asian ship owners.
The second half of 2010 was an
eventful one for SMF.
In June and July, SMF hosted two
receptions for the maritime graduates
of Bachelor of Science in Maritime
Studies of Nanyang Technological
University and Bachelor of Engineering
with Honours (Naval Architecture with
Offshore Engineering/Naval Architecture
with Marine Engineering) of
Newcastle University. Through these
events, we hope to welcome them into
our maritime community and maintain
regular contact with them.
Our TORM-MaritimeONE scholar, Koh
Yongjie emerged as the top student of
the Bachelor of Science in Maritime
Studies course and was awarded the
prestigious Nanyang President’s
Graduate Scholarship. Yongjie is
currently pursuing his post graduate
studies in NTU. Our MaritimeONE
scholars from Newcastle University,
Alex Ng, Khine Lin Zaw and Cheong
Yan Guo have also done us proud,
all three of them graduated with
In 2010, 21 MaritimeONE scholarships,
valued at S$549,500 were awarded to
outstanding students to pursue
maritime-related courses in Singapore
and overseas. This is a significant jump
from 17 in 2009. We hope that more
From the Chairman’s Desk.
The new year brings new challenges maritime companies would pledge
their support as sponsors this year.
On 27 August, Professor Tommy Koh,
Ambassador-at-Large of Singapore
graced the 4th Maritime Leaders Speaker
Series as our distinguished Guest
Speaker. Prof Koh addressed an
audience of over 350 youth and
maritime professionals and shared his
insights on the topic, Singapore and
the Sea: Strategic Significance and
Opportunities for Young Singaporeans.
The last quarter of 2010 also saw many
exciting branding partnerships with
Singapore Polytechnic, Temasek
Polytechnic and Wee Kim Wee School
of Communication and Information,
NTU. SMF hopes that these collaborations
will nurture a group of youth ambassadors
and in the long run, elevate the
“glamour” factor of the maritime sector.
In this new year, SMF would continue
to push forth new initiatives to serve
the maritime community.
With best wishes,
Singapore Maritime Foundation