Singapore Maritime Gallery Re-opens After Makeover
The Singapore Maritime Gallery (SMG) which underwent a refresh, was officially opened today by Senior Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office, Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Ministry of Transport, Mrs Josephine Teo. Visitors can now look forward to more interactive and experiential learning in a vibrant maritime setting. From a ship simulator to “Ship Spotting”, visitors can immerse themselves in virtual reality as they experience a 360 degrees view of the various ship models and their components.
Singapore Transport Minister Resigns
Singapore’s transport minister Lui Tuck Yew, a familiar face among the country’s shipping industry, will step down from politics. Lui, former chief executive of the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA), has shocked the Singapore maritime industry advising prime minister Lee Hsien Loon that he will not be standing for re-election in the next Singapore general election. Prime minister Lee said in Facebook post this afternoon: “Lui Tuck Yew has told me that he does not wish to stand again in the coming General Election, and I have reluctantly accepted his decision.
ST Marine Launches First LMV for RSN
Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (ST Marine), the marine arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engineering), held the Launching ceremony for the first Littoral Mission Vessel (LMV) - Independence built for the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN). The vessel was launched by Mrs Ivy Ng, wife of the Minister for Defence, Dr Ng Eng Hen at ST Marine's Benoi yard. The ceremony was officiated by Dr Ng Eng Hen and witnessed by the Second Minister for Defence, Mr Lui Tuck Yew…
LISW15 Lines Up Speakers
London International Shipping Week 2015 (LISW15) is pleased to announce the line up, so far, of high level government and industry speakers for the official LISW15 Conference being held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane, on Thursday 10th September. The conference will begin with Jeremy Penn, Chairman of the LISW15 Steering Group and Chief Executive of The Baltic Exchange, formally welcoming everyone to the event before handing over to The Rt Honourable The Lord Mayor of the City of London, Alderman Alan Yarrow who will then address the Conference alongside a Senior UK Government Minister. This session will focus on World…
Singapore's Transport Minister to Speak at LISW 2015
London International Shipping Week 2015 (LISW) is delighted to announce that Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Singapore’s Minister for Transport, has confirmed that he will speak at the official LISW Conference on 10th September 2015 at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London’s Park Lane. Mr Lui Tuck Yew will speak in the session on: “National, Supranational and Global Governance – The role of governments in a global maritime industry: Should governments lend their support and how can they participate in growing their domestic sectors?
Singapore Port, Industry Honor MOL
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that its group company in Singapore, Mitsui O.S.K. Bulk Shipping (Asia Oceania) Pte Ltd -which plays a central role in developing MOL Group business in Asia, Oceania, and the Middle East-received the International Maritime Centre (Corporate) Award from the Maritime and Port Authority in the ceremony attended by Singapore’s Minister for Transport,Mr. Lui Tuck Yew, on April 21. The award is presented annually to the company that makes significant contributions to the maritime industry in Singapore.
MOL Hosts Party in Singapore
Attended by Some 350 Guests, Announces Commitment to Further Business Expansion. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) hosted a party in Singapore on November 7 for customers, business partners, government officials and others. MOL emphasized the strategic importance of Singapore, and introduced group companies that operate businesses in the island nation. The event, held at the Intercontinental Hotel Singapore, was attended by more than 350 guests including Singapore Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew and Japanese Ambassador to Singapore Haruhisa Takeuchi…
Singapore Minister Yew to Launch SGMF’s Global
Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport, Singapore, will conduct SGMF’s Global Launch on Stand No. 33 on Wednesday 15th October 2014 at 10.15am in connection with SIBCON 2014 confirms SGMF’s Brand, Marketing and Membership Manager, John Saunders. ‘SGMF has already established itself in Europe and America and we believe that SIBCON 2014 presents a great opportunity for us to connect with the Asian market. Singapore, which organises the SIBCON event, are founding members of SGMF’ Saunders added.
Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel Launched
The Society for Gas as a Marine Fuel (SGMF) was formally launched by Minister Lui Tuck Yew on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 in conjunction with the Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON) 2014. Approximately 1,600 delegates from more than 50 countries attended the event's opening ceremony, which was organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). Mark Bell, General Manager of SGMF, thanked the Minister in person for his attendance and for his participation with launching SGMF.
Singapore Remains World's Top Ship Bunker Port
As the global economy slowly returned to growth, the Port of Singapore says it maintained its global lead in bunker sales, and achieved good growth in annual vessel arrival tonnage, container and cargo throughput in 2013. Singapore informs it is now home to about 130 shipping groups. The maritime cluster employs more than 170,000 people and contributes some seven per cent to Singapore's Gross Domestic Product, facts that were reflected in the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore's advance estimates of port indicators announced by Minister for Transport…
DNV GL, MPA Collaborate in Maritime R&D
DNV GL and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) today to promote research and development (R&D) and innovation in the maritime industry. The signing ceremony took place at the DNV GL 150th anniversary celebrations, in the presence of Lui Tuck Yew, Singapore’s Minister for Transport, and Borge Brende, Norway’s Minister of Foreign Affairs. The MOU was signed between Dr. Henrik Madsen, DNV GL’s Group President and Chief Executive Officer, and Andrew Tan, MPA Chief Executive.
Progress in Singapore with Navigational Safety
“In the coming decades, with the rise of Asia in the global economy, the importance of the Straits to the international community will grow exponentially. So said Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Singapore’s Minister for Transport at the opening ceremony of the 5th Co-operation Forum (CF) in Singapore on 24 September 2012. The CF is part of the Cooperative Mechanism (CM) in which the three Littoral states of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore together with user states and other stakeholders including…
Singapore Initiatives to Enhance Bunker Quality
Singapore bunkering conference informed by Minister of Transport of recent measures taken to improve bunkering in the port. Minister for Transport, Mr Lui Tuck Yew, presided over the opening ceremony of the 17th Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON) and during the opening announced the introduction of an information sheet on licensed bunker suppliers and an industry guide for the use of mass flow metering system. Minister Lui said that MPA will publish an information sheet on licensed bunker suppliers in the Port of Singapore in its efforts to allow shipowners to make more informed decisions in appointing bunker suppliers.
World's Largest Jack-up Rig Named
In a ceremony held at the Keppel FELS shipyard in Singapore, the ultra harsh environment jack-up rig Maersk Intrepid was named in the presence of the Guest of Honour Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport in Singapore. With a leg length of 206.8 m (678 ft) the rigs are the world’s largest jack-up rigs and are designed for year round operation in the North Sea, in water depths up to 150 m (492 ft). Maersk Intrepid, named by Karen Tiffen, wife of Martin Tiffen, Managing Director of Total E&P Norge AS…
Singapore's Maritime Industry Reports Strong Performance
Singapore continues to be the world's top bunkering port, while its annual vessel arrival tonnage also saw growth in 2014, according to advance estimates announced by Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew. The Port of Singapore maintained its position as one of the busiest in the world as it recorded container throughput of 33.9 million TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units) in 2014, 4 percent more than the 32.6 million TEUs registered in 2013. Vessel arrival tonnage rose 1.9 percent to 2.37 billion gross tonnes…
U.S. Carrier Docks In New Singapore Pier
U.S. aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk docked at Singapore's new deep-draft naval pier on Thursday, the first giant American warship to use the facility. The pier, at Singapore's Changi Naval Base, is one of only two in the region large enough to berth a carrier. The other is at Port Klang in Malaysia. The pier will help speed up re-supply of large warships and improve mission turnarounds, said Rear-Admiral Mark J. Edwards, who heads the Logistics Group, Western Pacific. "This is very important as our deployment schedules are ever-changing," Edwards said. Singapore, at the mouth of the Malacca Strait, was also a strategic location for the U.S. Navy, he said. Admiral Vern Clark, chief of U.S.
Singapore Maritime Gallery Opens
The new interactive gallery was developed by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) at a cost of $5 million. The Singapore Maritime Gallery was officially opened by Mr Lui Tuck Yew, Minister for Transport. Housed on the second storey of Marina South Pier, and occupying a total floor space of approximately 1,000 square metres, the Gallery showcases the diversity and vibrancy of Singapore's maritime industry. Singapore has long been associated with the sea and maritime trade, with its strategic position at the crossroads of East-West seaborne trade routes.
Singapore Container Terminal S$3.5-billion Expansion
SA Singapore Terminals (PSA) invests in infrastructure & the latest port technology to develop Phases 3 and 4 of its Pasir Panjang Terminal (PPT). PPT Phases 3 and 4 will feature an automated container yard equipped with proprietary intelligent planning and operation systems, as well as unmanned, rail mounted gantry cranes. These cranes, along with those installed at the berths, will run on electricity and be more environmentally sustainable. Greater implementation of automation and intelligent technologies will also spur port productivity and enhance employee skill sets to manage these advanced systems. PPT Phases 3 and 4 will have a total of 15 new berths.