Singapore: The tenth edition of Singapore Maritime Week was officially opened on Sunday afternoon by the minister for transport, Lui Tuck Yew, at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza. The week has a staggering 30 official events lined up (plus many more on the sidelines) with authorities anticipating 54,000 people getting involved. A useful calendar to some of the larger events can be accessed here.
Splash correspondents will be reporting from the key shows and interviewing the top names all week. On top of that, Splash – along with broker M3 Marine and equipment manufacturer Transas Marine – is hosting drinks on Tuesday evening.
The Singapore Shipping Association president, Patrick Phoon, commented: “Singapore Maritime Week is a high profile and influential occasion and the Singapore Shipping Association is pleased to be playing a significant role in ensuring that this wide range of events benefits both the maritime industry and the Singapore community as a whole.”
For those keen to get a sense of the issues and challenges facing Singapore’s maritime community do check out our most recent Singapore annual report. The 60-page magazine looks at every facet of Singapore’s maritime make up and identifies both strengths and weaknesses in the Lion Republic’s shipping infrastructure. It can be accessed for free here.