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MPA road map charts S'pore's maritime future

Singapore has built up its reputation as a bustling international maritime hub over the past decades, but it now has a new detailed road map to chart the next phrase of growth.

The aim, as laid out by the International Maritime Centre (IMC) 2030 Advisory Committee in its report, is for Singapore to become the global maritime hub for connectivity, innovation and talent.

The Maritime ...more

SembMarine inks LOI with US firm to deliver S'pore's first CGL carriers

Singapore

A SUBSIDIARY of yard group Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with Houston-based SeaOne Caribbean LLC that may mark the design and construction of the first pair of compressed gas liquid (CGL) carriers in Singapore.

SembMarine said the LOI penned by its specialised shipbuilding unit will cover at least two large CGL carriers earmarked for SeaOne's ...more

Port Klang business hit as key firms shift operations

Business at Malaysia's main shipping hub in Port Klang has taken a hit this year as major shipping companies shift their operations to Singapore under new alliance agreements, industry officials say.

This has raised questions over the aggressive plans by Kuala Lumpur to build new harbours and rail links along the Strait of Malacca, one of the world's busiest maritime trade routes.

Many ...more

Shipping should do more to manage exposure to risk

BY its nature, operating merchant ships involves taking risks. The cynic might say shipowners risk their money while their crews risk their lives. The two sorts of risks are of course intertwined. And the analytical skills of an accountant are useful in assessing risk.

So we should pay attention to the third annual Shipping Risk Survey from international accountant and shipping adviser Moore ...more

Staying nimble amid maritime threats

Eleven countries have come together in an exercise to share information about maritime security challenges in the region.

Called South-east Asia Cooperation and Training (Seacat), the two-week maritime security exercise co-hosted by Singapore and the United States has the largest number of participants this year.

Myanmar and Sri Lanka are taking part in the annual exercise for the ...more

Singapore, Japan to study LNG for car carriers

Singapore

THE Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is teaming up with its Japanese counterpart to start a feasibility study on liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering for car carriers plying between Japan and Singapore.

The feasibility study, announced at the inaugural Singapore and Japan Port Seminar 2017 held in Singapore on Monday, will focus on technical details such as ...more

Stay nimble, stay relevant and make the most of every situation

IN THE face of sluggish economic growth coupled with the cyclical and volatile nature of the shipping industry, BLPL represents one of the few firms that stay atop the waves of change.

As a container liner services company, BLPL facilitates the movements of cargo between the Indian subcontinent, South-east Asia, Far East, Middle East and East Africa, covering 110 ports in 27 countries.

In ...more

Singapore to use smart data for maritime and port operations

Singapore

THE port of Singapore is among the first in the world to apply sense-making smart data to improve the efficiency and safety of its maritime and port operations.

Between next month and January, seven modules of smart-data applications will be rolled out across Singapore's maritime sector.

At the opening of the International Safety@Sea Conference in Singapore on Tuesday, ...more

S'pore geared up to keep its spot as major port

Work is well under way to secure Singapore's future as a key port of call - most prominently in the form of the new Tuas mega port.

But these efforts may be met with some serious competition as neighbouring countries such as Malaysia and Indonesia take on or plan for a range of large-scale infrastructure projects that will vie for transhipment business in the region.

Malaysia, for ...more

Port workers ride digital wave to new, bigger roles

When PSA employee Kenny Tan was told to move from Tanjong Pagar Terminal to the newer Pasir Panjang Terminal last August, he was not quite sure what to expect.

After all, the 51-year-old had been working at Tanjong Pagar Terminal for nearly three decades, manually driving cranes that pick containers up from trucks and move them into the yard, and vice versa.

Mr Tan today operates ...more

Tapping blockchain technology to improve supply chain network

Singapore

PACIFIC International Lines Pte Ltd (PIL), PSA International Pte Ltd and IBM Singapore Pte Ltd on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) during the Singapore Regional Business Forum to explore and trial blockchain-based supply chain business network innovations.

The three parties will work together to explore technologies such as blockchain to achieve better ...more

Premature to bet on a merger of Singapore's leading yard groups

A BROKER report reviving the merger talk between Singapore's two large yard groups has triggered spikes in trading volumes mainly for Keppel Corporation and the listed marine arm of Sembcorp Industries.

DBS Vickers suggested in a research note on Thursday last week that the possibility of a merger and acquisition between the marine arms of Keppel Corp and Sembcorp Industries has resurfaced, ...more

Making waves in the O&M industry

THE dip in global trade since 2008 and the decline in demand for freight spelled trouble for the shipping and marine industry. Several firms have succumbed to the economic uncertainties including South Korea's Hanjin Shipping and more recently, Germany's Rickmers Group.

Despite the tumult, AMOS International has managed to stay afloat and has recorded remarkable achievements within a short ...more

JV by Japan's top shipping lines takes 50,000 sq ft at Marina One

Singapore

OCEAN Network Express, the new joint venture of Japan's Big Three shipping lines, is said to be taking up some 50,000 sq ft of office space at Marina One.

The joint-venture company is a consolidation of the container shipping businesses of Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line), Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK Line). It includes their worldwide terminal ...more

Nod for Rickmers to sell nine remaining vessels for US$54m

Singapore

THE trustee manager of Rickmers Maritime said that the HSH Nordbank-led syndicate has given the nod for the sale of the remaining nine vessels for some US$54 million to Navios Partners Containers Inc and Navios Partners Containers Finance Inc.

The sales of the nine vessels are expected to be completed in parts from July 12.

This will complete the plan to sell its ...more
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