Issue Three – January 2011
 

"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 first-class honours.

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,


Michael Chia
Chairman
Singapore Maritime Foundation