• 2015 April 20 11:04

    10th Singapore Maritime Week 2015 kicks off at Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza

    The 10th edition of the Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) was officially opened this afternoon by Minister for Transport and Second Minister for Defence, Mr Lui Tuck Yew, at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza. Driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), SMW 2015 will feature 30 events from 19 to 24 April 2015. About 54,000 public participants and high-level delegates representing port authorities, CEOs, industry leaders, and maritime experts worldwide are expected to attend these events.

    Themed People, Ideas and Opportunities, SMW 2015 will be a key platform to promote thought leadership and business opportunities across the maritime sector, as well as offer fruitful networking opportunities for the who's who in the industry. The annual event will also showcase Singapore's vibrant maritime cluster, which extends from shipping, offshore marine, ancillary services to research and development. Community outreach events will also be enhanced to generate public interest in the maritime sector and the exciting career opportunities it offers.

    "Singapore Maritime Week brings together stakeholders from around the world to exchange views on key issues of the day. Over the years, SMW has grown in size and significance, and is now one of the largest maritime events in the region. The expansion of SMW reflects the growing role that Singapore plays as an international hub port and maritime centre," said Minister Lui Tuck Yew.

    At the event, Minister Lui also officiated the opening of the inaugural Maritime Heritage Exhibition. Put together by MPA and its partners, including the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), and the Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI), the exhibition tells the story of how the past and present are shaping the future of Maritime Singapore. Walking through the five zones of the exhibition, visitors will experience the transformation of Maritime Singapore through artefacts, interactive presentations and multi-media displays. The exhibition, which is at the Marina Bay Sands Event Plaza, is open to the public till 24 April 2015, from 10am to 9.00pm daily. Admission is free.

    During the week, more than 1,000 students and members of the public will also go on SMW Maritime Learning Journeys that include sea tours to the Raffles Lighthouse. This complements the ongoing efforts to generate public interest in the maritime sector and to profile the exciting career opportunities it offers.

    Besides the Maritime Heritage Exhibition and Maritime Learning Journeys, members of the public can also look forward to more outreach activities later this year. These include the Singapore Maritime Trails and the Amazing Maritime Challenge that will be held in September in conjunction with World Maritime Day. These activities are part of MPA's ongoing efforts to promote Maritime Singapore and careers in the maritime sector.

    Earlier Vitaly Klyuev, the Russian first-ever candidate nominated for the IMO top job said he would attend major events of Singapore Maritime Week 2015 and is ready to meet with the press. On April 21 Mr. Klyuev will take part in the opening ceremony of Sea Asia 2015. Besides, he has scheduled several meetings with representatives of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

    Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) is the leading maritime event in Singapore. Driven by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), SMW gathers the international maritime community in Singapore for a week of conferences, dialogues, exhibitions and social events in celebration of all things maritime. The range of activities and events organised by MPA, the industry, and research and educational institutions, as well as the cosmopolitan profile of participants, reflect the vibrancy and diversity of Singapore as a major international maritime centre.

2019 September 18

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17:48 Russia’s Rosmorrechflot and Ministry of Industry and Trade develop preferential leasing programme
17:30 Vympel DB develops concept design for Arctic cruise ship
17:22 Metal Shark delivers new foil-assisted catamaran excursion vessel to Pure Florida
17:11 US Coast Guard shifts response efforts in Bahamas
17:03 ECSA considers the European State Aid Guidelines for maritime transport highly successful and key to maintaining a strong European shipping sector
16:39 Vigor hosts keel-laying ceremony for the U.S. landing craft MSV(L)
16:21 Vitol announces long-term LNG time charter contract with H-Line
16:03 Despite some positive indicators, concerns remain for offshore energy underwriters, reports IUMI
15:42 Wärtsilä Denmark joins Digitalisation in Shipping: Europe 2019 as Associate Partner
15:24 USCG ends search for migrants of capsized vessel off Martinica Beach
15:03 GTT receives an order from HHI & SHI for the tank design of six Very Large Ethane Carriers
14:50 FSUE Atomflot develops project on construction of 7MW icebreaking tugboat
14:33 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from North East Asia to Australia
14:16 Wärtsilä simulators provide advanced training at newly inaugurated Portuguese facility
14:14 Ørsted contracts Van Oord for cable installation at Greater Changhua offshore wind farms
14:12 GTT obtains Approval in Principle for Arc7 ice class ships from Russian Maritime Register of Shipping
14:03 ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries sign digital technology
14:00 SAAM Towage contracts Damen for delivery of tug vessel
13:31 Discussion “Development of recreational crafts and high-speed passenger vessels” begins at Neva 2019
13:10 Wärtsilä launches the Wärtsilä 31SG pure gas engine for marine market applications
13:04 International Association of Ports and Harbors visited by ICHCA representatives
12:38 RS issues Approval in Principle for new GTT’s LNG containment systems
12:03 LR awards Jiangnan AiP for 91,000 m3 VLGC Panda 91T design.
11:49 ADNOC acquires 10% of VTTI
11:30 LNG-fueled tugboat Ishin undergoes 1st LNG bunkering trial in Port of Kobe
11:02 ABS and Samsung Heavy Industries to develop next generation LNG carrier
10:37 Training underway for Jeddah Maritime Information Sharing Centre
10:21 Panama Canal signs agreement with Port of Rotterdam
10:12 TGS announces strategic milestones to accelerate growth
09:44 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.09% to $64.49, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.44% to $59.08
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,283 points
08:56 MABUX: Bunker Market this morning, Sept 18

2019 September 17

19:06 Rosmorrechflot’s shipbuilding order for coming six years foresees construction of 147 vessels
18:29 Lead chemical carrier of Project 00216М named PortNews after our agency
18:05 MPC Capital and ZEABORN strengthen HARPER PETERSEN by combining their shipbroking activities
17:24 MOL issues integrated 'MOL Report 2019'
16:35 Eagle Bulk Shipping takes delivery of M/V Sydney Eagle
16:02 CMA CGM and TFG launch Rhine valley rail to German hinterland
15:30 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from North Europe to New Zealand
15:02 Sembcorp Marine’s Brazilian shipyard completes Petrobras P-68 FPSO
14:56 CMA CGM strengthens its intra-European and Mediterranean offer with the launch of the Black Sea Marmara Morocco service
14:10 Hapag-Lloyd announces General Rate Increase for Trans-Pacific eastbound
13:10 Zadar Cruise Port is Port of the Year 2019
12:10 Port of Oakland refrigerated exports jump 20 percent in past year
11:51 Combined Task Force Commanders discussed their shared aims and goals in tackling the threat of piracy
11:34 Lars Thrane makes its Iridium Certus® debut with the LT-4200 maritime satcom system
11:22 Belfast Harbour reveals ambitious growth plans
11:00 Marine cargo market characterised by “accelerating change” as underwriters take action to address continuing unprofitability, says IUMI
10:34 Safety at Sea and BIMCO publish cyber security white paper
10:27 ABS and Keppel partner in developing the first two new build Drilling Rigs with Smart Notations
09:43 Greenland research vessel picks MAN hybrid propulsion package
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09:16 Baltic Dry Index is down to 2,311 points
08:56 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, Sept 17

2019 September 16

18:04 Ports draw $5B investment, 12K jobs to Georgia
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