Issue Fifteen – Feb 2017
Today, there are many maritime establishments in Singapore and about 1,000 vessels in the Singapore port at any one time. More than half of global shipowning is now based in Asia, with Singapore featuring strongly.

The Singapore Maritime Foundation is pleased to have played a small part in building this position as a leading International Maritime Centre, with a special focus on strengthening our manpower pipeline. This work continued in 2016 with the establishment of a new Maritime Singapore Connect (MSC) Office to link jobseekers to employers, ongoing support for young talent through our MaritimeONE scholarship programmes, and profiling of the industry to the general public in order to raise awareness of what the maritime industry can offer by way of rewarding careers.

In the upcoming months, you can look forward to SMF’s key biennial event, Sea Asia 2017, which is co-organised with Seatrade. The event will bring together delegates from over 80 countries, and combine a world-class conference platform with an exceptional maritime exhibition. This supports another key pillar of SMF’s strategy – to forge strong ties between industry players and help businesses to expand their partnerships. The Singapore Maritime Foundation is here to help build a stronger cluster for the benefit of all industry participants. We would like to thank our partners in turn for your continued support of Maritime Singapore.

With best wishes,

Andreas Sohmen-Pao
Singapore Maritime Foundation