Issue Seventeen – Feb 2018
2018 marks a year with several industry developments under way. Last month, we witnessed the launch of the Sea Transport Industry Transformation Map at the annual SMF New Year Cocktail Reception. Regrettably, due to space constraints associated with the launch event, we were not able to host all our partners for the reception this year but we look forward to the usual enlarged event again next year.

We recently bade farewell to two longstanding board members, Mr Henry C. Mytton-Mills and Mrs Gina Lee-Wan, as well as retiring Executive Director, Mr David Chin. Their years of tireless effort have benefitted the maritime industry greatly and we owe them a debt of gratitude for their contribution to Singapore’s position as a maritime centre today. We have welcomed two new members to the Board: Mr Prem Gurbani and Mr Punit Oza, both well-known figures within the maritime community here.

2017 was an eventful year. We celebrated the 10th anniversary of MaritimeONE and recognised $8.2 million in scholarships awarded to 312 MaritimeONE scholars since its inception. The Maritime Singapore Connect (MSC) Office also launched a new website, connecting employers and jobseekers through a seamless platform.

In the months ahead, SMF continues to work together with our industry partners locally and abroad. The Posidonia event in Greece will provide a chance to build new networks and showcase Singapore’s depth as an international maritime centre, and the LNG Forum, organised by SMF and Seatrade this April, will present insightful discussions on the growth of LNG.

Many thanks to our industry partners for your active participation over the years, we look forward to your continued support of Maritime Singapore in 2018.

With best wishes,

Andreas Sohmen-Pao
Singapore Maritime Foundation