Singapore Maritime Week underway

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.


Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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