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Keppel Singmarine wins contracts for up to 2 dredgers


A WHOLLY-OWNED subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine has won contracts to build up to two dredgers priced at about S$120 million.

The contracts Keppel Singmarine Pte Ltd secured from Codralux SA are for a pair of trailing suction hopper dredgers (TSHDs). TSHDs are mainly used for dredging loose and soft soils, which can be discharged to shore for use in land reclamation.

Including ...more

Singapore banks may miss the O&M boat when sector recovers

IT IS no secret that the big three local banks have resorted to foreclosing vessels to salvage outstanding loans extended to offshore and marine (O&M) companies under distress.

DBS group chief executive, Piyush Gupta at a Singapore Maritime Week panel session openly joked that the bank has emerged as "a reluctant owner" of shipping assets.

Mr Gupta made this remark in late April, ...more

Tide of digitisation to shake up maritime sector


THE buzz surrounding digitisation was louder this year though not all has been positive.

The maritime sector recognises that digitisation is necessary to stay relevant; it was in this spirit that the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore penned five memoranda of understanding during Singapore Maritime Week 2017 for research and development collaboration on advancing digital ...more

First International Maritime Review ends on high note

As the morning wore on, the clear blue skies were covered by dark clouds and the calm waters were occasionally broken by choppy waves.

But just as Singapore's friendship with foreign navies has withstood varying conditions, the flotilla of international naval ships pushed through the elements to pull off the navy's first International Maritime Review without a hitch yesterday as part of the ...more

Maritime review 'highlights S'pore's naval diplomacy'

President Tony Tan Keng Yam will be reviewing about 50 warships from 21 countries, including Singapore, during the inaugural International Maritime Review (IMR) hosted by the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) today.

Staging one of the largest gatherings of naval ships in the region is the centrepiece of RSN's 50th anniversary events, but naval experts say it will also indirectly highlight ...more

Maritime industry must stay on the right side of change

I was proud to find out that Singapore had once again performed outstandingly in the maritime field (Singapore is world's top maritime capital - again; April 27).

I attended Sea Asia 2017, Asia's anchor maritime and offshore event, last week and heard many participants singing the praises of our capabilities in the areas of shipping, finance, law, maritime technology, ports and logistics, ...more

Maritime Singapore has plenty to offer

THERE was some really good news last week. Singapore has once again clinched the top position in Menon's Leading Maritime Capitals of the World Report. This is the third time the Menon Report has put Singapore at the top. It was also ranked first in 2015 and 2012. Appropriately, the latest Menon Report, developed by Norwegian consultancy firm Menon Economics, was launched at the Singapore Maritime ...more

Singapore plans to be LNG-bunker ready by 2020


A CAPABILITY demonstration of liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering was held on Tuesday by Pavilion Energy.

The event, held at Jurong Port, was the first capability demonstration of LNG bunkering in Singapore and in South-east Asia.

Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry, graced the event, alongside representatives from Maritime ...more

Maritime Singapore steps up on digitisation and automation


SHIPS plying Singapore waters will one day be operated remotely from the shore.

This is what Singapore rated as a leading maritime capital has to prepare for in the future - its port being one of the world's busiest must be able to handle both manned and unmanned vessels operating within its limits, Andrew Tan, the chief executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore ...more

MPA signs extension of MOU with ITOPF


MARITIME and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and the International Tanker Owners Pollution Federation Limited (ITOPF) announced a three-year extension to the memorandum of understanding (MOU) for an agreed schedule of rates for clean-up operations according to the types of vessels and equipment used in responding to pollution incidents.

In line with efforts to enhance ...more

Rotary Engineering wins S$140m contract


ROTARY Engineering Limited and its subsidiaries have secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract from Jurong Port Tank Terminals Pte Ltd worth about S$140 million.

The project is a joint venture between Jurong Port Singapore Holding Pte Ltd and Oiltanking Investment Holdings Pte Ltd.

The Jurong Port Tank Terminals project will involve a new ...more

Singapore scores hat-trick as world's top maritime city


SINGAPORE has emerged as the world's leading maritime capital for the third consecutive time, according to the Menon report that was launched at maritime exhibition and conference Sea Asia 2017.

The report, in its third edition, ranked maritime capital cities across the world by ratings on 24 objective indicators and surveyed responses from more than 250 industry specialists ...more

Staying afloat in a wave of change

Roundtable participants:

- Arjun Batra, group managing director, Drewry Group - Esben Poulsson, president, Singapore Shipping Association & chairman, International Chamber of Shipping - SS Teo, managing director, Pacific International Lines - Tan Chong Meng, group CEO, PSA InternationalModerator: Francis Kan

The Business Times: What do you see as the key challenges in the maritime ...more

Growing from strength to strength

SINGAPORE is a key hub for leading shipping company K Line Pte Ltd, which has been conferred the International Maritime Centre (IMC) Award in the corporate category at this year's Singapore International Maritime Awards (IMA).

The key business activities of K Line are trade management marketing, the handling of the global operations of its vessels for containers and supporting quality control ...more

Sailing towards greener shipping

FOR having the most economic ship under the Singapore flag, Asiatic Lloyd Maritime LLP has won the Green Ship of the Year Award at this year's International Maritime Awards.

Friedrich Bunnemann, partner, Asiatic Lloyd Maritime LLP, says: "We are very excited about the news of winning the Green Ship Award in these difficult times. A lot of work from our engineers and the shipyard went into ...more
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