Ocean Network Express (ONE) hosted the 2nd Container Shipping Summit in Singapore on 3 August 2023, in collaboration with Anchor Ship Partners and KOZO KEIKAKU ENGINEERING. The summit brought together industry experts and academic leaders to find breakthrough solutions to the pressing challenges in the container shipping industry.
The event commenced with an opening address by Jeremy Nixon (pictured, front row, third from right), CEO of ONE, who said: “ONE’s core business is to move containers safely, efficiently, and with the lowest carbon intensity in the world. To achieve this, we need the support of many business entities and partners. Today, we are bringing together public and private sectors, academia, and industry to share best practices and work together to address the challenges we face. Together, we hope to advance collaboration with all stakeholders for the benefit of not just ONE, but the entire industry.”
Guest of Honour, Senior Parliamentary Secretary (SPS) for Transport Mr. Baey Yam Keng, in his opening remarks thanked ONE for its contributions to Maritime Singapore over the years, particularly in supporting the nation’s digitalPORT@SG, cybersecurity initiatives, and championing the development of maritime talent through internship and talent management programmes.
SPS Baey outlined three areas Singapore’s Ministry of Transport saw for the maritime industry to flourish in the age of disruption – decarbonisation, innovation and talent management – and noted that ONE played a strategic role in enabling collaboration among stakeholders to seize opportunities and overcome future challenges in the sector.
Guest of Honour, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Singapore, His Excellency Hiroshi Ishikawa stated during his opening speech, “I am convinced that action and cooperation between Japan and Singapore will make a significant leap forward in the shipping industry in the future.”
The summit featured several panel discussions on various topics including research and development in terminals and ports, advancements in ship technologies, maximising the potential of container shipping supply chains, and enhancing ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) measurement in container shipping. The summit explored ways to nurture maritime talent as well.
Prominent maritime stakeholders such as the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD), PSA International, Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), and distinguished researchers from renowned institutions like Kobe University, Kyushu University, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore Management University (SMU), Takushoku University, The University of Tokyo, and Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology participated in the panel discussions.