ITF President meets with Hong Kong dockers during solidarity mission

ITF President and chair of the ITF dockers’ section Paddy Crumlin attended a solidarity meeting with striking dockworkers at the Port of Hong Kong this afternoon. Addressing members of the Union of Hong Kong Dockers (UHKD), Mr Crumlin said that systematic welfare abuses together with the woefully inadequate remuneration of dockworkers at Kwai Chung Container Terminal, amounted […]

Wilhelmsen Ships Service expands in Asia offshore market

Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) is increasing its offer to clients in the offshore vessel and energy production sectors in 2013, with a strong focus on opportunities in Singapore and South East Asia. WSS has been supplying the Offshore Supply Vessel (OSV) market for more than 30 years, but going forward will increase its focus on […]

Drydocks World and Maritime World corporate golf tournament concludes successfully

Drydocks World and Maritime World organised a Corporate Golf Tournament recently at Al Badia Golf Club to commemorate the company’s 30th anniversary of operations. The event had the participation of 60 players including key business partners and suppliers. Special trophies were distributed to the winners for Nearest to the Pin and the Longest Drives. The […]

Sea Asia: Senior business leaders gather to discuss key sector themes

Sea Asia, the Singapore-based maritime exhibition and conference showcasing the international and regional maritime industries, opened today with fanfare at a packed opening ceremony. The show, which articulates the voice of the Asian maritime communities, was officially opened by Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Tharman Shanmugaratnam. DPM Tharman spoke to more than 600 […]

Keppel secures repeat jackup order from Ensco worth $225 million

Keppel FELS, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) has secured a contract to construct a KFELS B Class jackup rig, ENSCO 110, from Ensco. The construction cost, together with the commissioning, systems integration testing and project management is expected to be approximately US$225 million. When completed in 1Q 2015, it will […]

SSA strengthens its call call for a unified ‘Asian voice’

Singapore will continue its drive to be a leading international maritime centre and will work even more closely with countries and shipping associations in the region to realise its goal of creating a unified ‘Asian Voice’ in the shipping industry – this was the message given by Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) President Patrick Phoon (pictured) […]