INTRODUCING SSA COUNCIL 2017/2019

Friday, 30 June 2017


New faces bring on board expertise to complement and strengthen core group.

 

The 21st Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) Annual General Meeting held on 29 June 2017 announced that the seven Ordinary Members nominated for the 2017/2019 Council were returned. The seven Members are:

 

 

Member Company

Represented by

 

1

A. P. Moller Singapore Pte Ltd

Mr. Rene Piil Pedersen,

Managing Director

 

2

Enesel Pte Ltd

Mr. Esben Poulsson,

Chairman

3

Hong Lam Marine Pte Ltd

Ms. Caroline Yang,

Executive Director, Legal, Finance & Safety

4

IMC Shipping Co Pte Ltd

Mr. Lim Sim Keat

Managing Director, Transport Logistics

 

5

Iseaco Investment Pte Ltd

Ms. Katie Men,

Managing Director

 

6

NYK Group South Asia Pte Ltd

Mr. Shunichiro Mizukami

Chairman & Managing Director

 

7

Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd

Ms. Lisa Teo,

Executive Director, Corporate Development

 

 

 

A further five Councillors were subsequently co-opted into the SSA Council (2017/2019):

 

 

Member Company

Represented by

 

1

Allen & Gledhill LLP

Mrs. Gina Lee-Wan

Partner

 

2

HSH Nordbank AG, Singapore Branch

Mr. Lee Keng Mun

Head of Shipping (Asia)

3

DNV GL Singapore Pte. Ltd.

Mr. Steen Brodsgaard Lund

Vice President, Regional Manager, South East Asia and Pacific Maritime

 

4

M3 Marine Group Pte Ltd

Capt. Mike Meade

Chief Executive Officer

5

Kontiki Shipping Pte Ltd

Mr. Ng Ee Ping

General Manager

 

See Annex 1 for a full listing of the SSA Council (2017/2019) and their appointments.

 

SSA President Esben Poulsson said: “We have aimed to co-opt Councillors with specific expertise across a range of disciplines, and my new team brings on board over two centuries’ worth of accumulated maritime expertise in their specialised fields. I have the utmost confidence that they are fully committed and charged up to take the SSA in the run-up to the next decade.

“Drawing inspiration from our new motto ‘Navigating the Future’, we will actively engage our 460 strong membership to identify and promote our industry’s views on issues of importance to maritime stakeholders at home and abroad. We will endeavour to further strengthen the SSA as a positive force in the maritime community and continue to stand by its long-term interest in enhancing Singapore’s status as an International Maritime Centre.” he said.

“For the next two years, the SSA Council believes SSA must continue its ongoing efforts to grow the Singapore War Risks Mutual (SWRM) – this will further develop the role of marine insurance in Singapore, and to further entrench Singapore as an important maritime insurance hub. Likewise, the development of future leaders and the creation of a Singapore Clause is a key element of the SWRM initiative.

The Council believes that the impact of Digitalization and other potentially disruptive technologies within the shipping industry will be central to the work of the SSA in the coming years. Through our continuous dialogue with the MPA, we will seek to cooperate with relevant stakeholders, to reap the opportunities from Big Data and Digital innovation, in order that our industry can stay agile and gain improved productivity, in the next wave of digitalization and other technologies.

Furthermore, through our expanded international outreach, we aim to enhance our relationships with the ASA, FASA, and the ICS to ensure that SSA will be able to speak with authority on the many challenging regulatory issues confronting our industry as the respected voice of our membership in the international arena.

In all these endeavours, we will continue to work closely and collaboratively with other Maritime Singapore stakeholders, especially the MPA, the SMF, the SMEF and SMOU & SOS, to coordinate many worthwhile  initiatives – always with the overriding aim  of  benefitting our members as we navigate the future together.‘’


For media queries, please contact:
Ms. Jolyn Teo                        
Executive Officer, Corporate Communications                                            
Singapore Shipping Association

59 Tras Street, Singapore 078998
Tel: 6305 2268

Email: jolyn@ssa.org.sg

Sean Moloney, Elaborate Communications

Tel: +44 (0) 1296 682124

Email: smoloney@elabor8.co.uk

 

 

About the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA)

The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) represents a wide spectrum of shipping companies and other businesses allied to the shipping industry. It is a national trade association formed in 1985 to serve and promote the interests of its members and to enhance the competitiveness of Singapore as an International Maritime Centre.

To achieve its objectives, the SSA engages and collaborates with the shipping industry key stakeholders and is a trusted advisor and partner to related government agencies. SSA is also actively involved in promoting the interests of shipping in Singapore and internationally. The SSA has been appointed executive seats, and co-operates with other regional and international shipping organisations to protect the marine environment and promote freedom and safety at sea.  Despite being a not-for-profit organisation, SSA strives to give back generously on behalf of its members, to the community in Corporate Social Responsibilities activities.

Currently, the SSA represents over 460 member companies; comprising ship owners and operators, ship managers, ship agents and other ancillary companies such as shipbrokers, classification societies, marine insurers, bunker suppliers, maritime lawyers, and shipping bankers amongst others.

King George’s Fund for Sailors (Seafarers UK) to Celebrate 100th Birthday on 5 July

A charity set up in the midst of World War One to assist families of seafarers lost or injured at sea will be one hundred years old on 5 July.

Charting the charity’s history, a ‘Centenary Timeline’ - www.seafarers.uk/timeline - identifies milestone activities and the role of key individuals, including King George V who gave his name to what was originally known simply as the Sailors’ Fund.

Over the past century a huge range of welfare services has been provided for seafarers in, or retired from, the Merchant Navy, Fishing Fleets, Royal Navy and Royal Marines. Most beneficiaries are still from the UK and Commonwealth countries, although some grants go towards facilities – such as port-based centres – used by other international seafarers.

Rebranded Seafarers UK in 2005 the charity gives grants to help people in the maritime community by providing vital support to seafarers in need and their families, and to those in education or training who are preparing to work or serve at sea.

Former Head of the Royal Navy Admiral Lord West of Spithead said: ‘Congratulations to Seafarers UK on reaching its Centenary. The make-up and capability of the UK’s maritime sector has changed dramatically since 1917, and whilst we are still very much an island nation with serving seafarers in the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy and Fishing Fleets, the numbers of those actively involved is reducing every year.’

‘Within this context, there is a very important and continued role for Seafarers UK to play, both in helping to raise awareness of the need for, and existence of, training and job opportunities in the maritime sector, and in helping those still serving, but increasingly veterans and ex-seafarers, who have fallen on hard times, and their families.’

Seafarers UK receives no Government funding and is heavily dependent on donations, legacies and corporate support to continue giving grants of £2.5 million every year.

Website: http://www.seafarers.uk/our-centenary/ 

Nick Harvey, Campaigns Manager, Seafarers UK

Media enquiries:, phone 020 7932 5969, mobile 07910 593588, email nick.harvey@seafarers.uk

Seafarers UK (King George's Fund for Sailors) is a Registered Charity in England and Wales, No. 226446, incorporated under Royal Charter. Registered in Scotland SC038191. Registered Office: 8 Hatherley Street, LONDON, SW1P 2QT.

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Last Updated ( Friday, 30 June 2017 )