Nor-Shipping 2005

SMF led Singapore's participation in the Nor-Shipping maritime exhibition held in Oslo, Norway, from June 7 to 10 2005. The 264-sqm Singapore Pavilion featured 15 Singapore-based maritime companies and profiled Singapore as an International Maritime Centre.

The Singapore delegation was headed by Mrs Lim Hwee Hua, Minister of State (MOS) for Finance and Transport. SMF's partners, the Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), were also at the Pavilion.

Singapore Pavilion and Objectives

The 15 participating companies covered various sectors of the Singapore maritime industry which was in line with SMF's objective to project Singapore as a leading and comprehensive international maritime centre.

The companies were:

No. Company   Maritme Sector
1. Eurasia International (Singapore Pte Ltd)   Ship management & marine services
2. Executive Ship Management Pte Ltd   Ship management
3. Global Maritime and Port Services Pte Ltd   Maritime consultancy services
4. Joseph Tan Jude Benny   Martitime legal services
5. Keppel Offshore and Marine   Ship building, ship repair & conversion
6. Maritec Pte Ltd   Marine fuel testing
7. Pan-United Ltd   Ship building & ship repair
8. Seacare Maritime Medical Centre
Pte Ltd
  Seafarer medical services
9. SembCorp Marine Ltd   Ship building, ship repair & conversion
10. Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd   Ship building & ship repair
11. Sinwa Limited Marine   Supply & logistics
12. ST Education & Training   Maritime education & training
13. Times Business Information Pte Ltd   Maritime directories publisher
14. Titan Bunkering Pte Ltd   Oil traiding, transportation, distribution & tanking
15. Tru-Marine Pte Ltd   Marine equipment repair

Singapore Reception

The "Singapore Nite" evening reception was held on June 8, 2005 at the Hotel Continental in the Oslo city centre. Mr Svein Aaser, Singapore's Honorary Consul-General to Norway (Oslo) and the Group Chief Executive of DnB Nor Bank, co-hosted the function with SMF. The reception was held in honour of MOS, Mrs Lim. Besides seeking to raise the profile of Singapore, the purpose of organising this reception was to provide the participating companies a platform to network with major maritime players, business associates and potential clients, many of whom would be the senior management of maritime organisations from Europe and Asia.

Nor-Shipping Conference

Nor-Shipping teamed up with a few organisations and publications to introduce a new conference format this year. Conferences were held throughout all four days of Nor-Shipping, with different sessions focusing on various themes.

The opening conference featured keynote addresses by some leading maritime executives. MOS Mrs Lim, one of the speakers at the opening conference, touched on "Growth of Asian Shipping". Other well-known speakers included Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Managing Director of World-Wide Shipping; Mr Bjorn Moller, Director, President and CEO of Teekay Shipping; and Mr Wilhelm Wilhelmsen, Chairman of Wilh Wilhemsen.