More than 250 of Singapore’s industry leaders across the maritime ecosystem gathered in person at the Singapore Maritime Foundation New Year’s Conversations 2022.
The guest of honor at the event was S. Iswaran, Singapore’s Minister for Transport and Minister Responsible for Trade Relations.
In his speech, Iswaran said, “Maritime Singapore has proven resilient despite the challenges of the pandemic over the past two years.”
“I am confident that the strong and continued tripartite partnership between government, industry and trade unions will see us through the recovery phase and enable Maritime Singapore to emerge even stronger.”
One of the highlights of the evening was a panel discussion on key challenges facing the industry and opportunities amid disruption in the post-pandemic world.
The roundtable was chaired by Hor Weng Yew, Chairman of the Singapore Maritime Foundation and included Jeremy Nixon, CEO of Ocean Network Express (ONE); Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of the Maritime and Ports Authority of Singapore (MPA); Tan Chong Meng CEO of PSA International; Lars Kastrup, co-chairman and chief executive of Pacific International Lines (PIL); and Loh Boon Chye, CEO of the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX).
The program culminated in the global launch of the 2022 edition of the Main maritime cities of the world report co-developed by DNV and Menon Economics.
In the latest edition of the report, Singapore has secured the top spot as an international maritime hub.
Commenting on the report, Hor said, “The recognition of Maritime Singapore in the DNV-Menon Top maritime cities of the world 2022 report testifies to the cohesiveness of industry players across the ecosystem. »
“The willingness of industry players to collaborate on common challenges, whether addressing maritime decarbonization or supporting talent development, is not self-evident. The Singapore Maritime Foundation will continue to work with industry to strengthen connectivity, foster innovation and nurture talent to support the growth of the sector.
Photo credit: Singapore Maritime Foundation
Posted: January 14, 2022