Issue Eighteen – July 2018
The first half of 2018 has been an eventful one. April concluded with the successful run of Singapore Maritime Week held by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and industry partners. We were heartened to see a positive turnout at the biennial LNG Forum where prospects for this form of clean energy were discussed. Seatrade UBM and SMF launched the countdown to Sea Asia 2019, the sixth edition of Singapore’s anchor maritime exhibition and conference which will be held from 9 to 11 April next year.

Overseas, SMF and the Association of Singapore Marine Industries organised the Singapore Pavilion at Posidonia last month to showcase some of Singapore’s maritime capabilities – with ten participating companies demonstrating our commitment to provide world class solutions as an international maritime centre.

On the talent front, much work has been done to develop a pipeline to support growing industry needs. In August, we can look forward to the induction of new MaritimeONE scholars at the MaritimeONE Scholarship Awards Ceremony. In September, SMF will host the Careers At Sea & Beyond Forum and Exhibition to bring participants closer to seafaring roles. We’ve also stepped up our marketing efforts to profile the industry, and you might catch sight of this in coming months at cinemas, on public buses and online.

A big thank you to our partners and MaritimeONE sponsors who have supported us in our endeavours.

With best wishes,

Andreas Sohmen-Pao
Singapore Maritime Foundation