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be managed by its existing leadership."Reuters was unable to reach Gronborg for immediate comment.Trafigura holds a majority stake in TFG. The other owners are tanker company Frontline and dry bulk carrier Golden Ocean.In April TFG Marine was awarded bunker fuel supplier licences by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).(Reporting by Roslan Khasawneh Editing by David Goodman

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Genco Makes First Full Crew Change Under Singapore's New Rules

, a 180,032 DWT Capesize vessel, marking the first full crew change under new COVID-19 protocols in Singapore.  A total of 37 seafarers were involved in this crew change, which was completed on June 6, 2020 and executed in accordance with protocols established by Genco, Singapore’s Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) and the Synergy Group.John C. Wobensmith, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Amid the outbreak of COVID-19, many individuals have been onboard oceangoing vessels in excess of the duration of their contracts, keeping them away from their families. Port restrictions, difficulty

Chief Executive of Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, Quah Ley Hoon with President of World Maritime University, Dr Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry. Photo: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

WMU, MPA Sign MoU

The World Maritime University (WMU) signed an enhanced Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), to cooperate on global maritime leadership training and capacity building for the international maritime community.  The enhanced MoU was signed by Ms. Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive, MPA, and Dr. Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU.The agreement provides for cooperation between the two partners on the education of maritime leaders, leadership development programmes, as well as exchange of faculty members.Under the agreement, MPA Academy will continue to

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Students Aim to Improve Stevedore Working Conditions

judging panel were: Chairman Kalervo Väänänen (Rector of the University of Turku);  Riku Mäkelä (Counsellor, Innovation and Trade Affairs Embassy of Finland in Singapore); Michel van Roozendaal (President, MacGregor); Kenneth Lim (Chief Technology Officer of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore); Phinehas Tan (Assistant Vice President (Projects) of PSA Corporation) and Toh Ah Cheong (Executive Director of Singapore Maritime Institute, SMI).The judging panel evaluated the teams' proposals and solutions on their innovation and potential benefits, in addition to

MOU signing with the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Singapore Maritime Employers Federation (SMEF), Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) aimed at developing human capital for the seafaring sector. Photo MPA

MOU to Develop Human Capital for Seafaring Sector

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), Singapore Maritime Employers Federation (SMEF), Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) and Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) aimed at developing human capital for the seafaring sector.  The collaboration will focus on:(i)identifying new competencies and skills required to operate the next generation of ships;(ii)enhancing the current training syllabus; and(iii)developing Singapore as a maritime training hub.  Inked at the 3rd

WMI TETA training  (Photo: SMOU)

SSG, MPA and Maritime Union to Inject $12.6 mln in Training

The Singapore maritime industry looks well-positioned for the future, with strong support from SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), and Singapore Maritime Officers’ Union (SMOU) in the form of continued funding for the Tripartite Nautical and Engineering Training Award (TNTA & TETA) Programs worth S$12.6 million.   The TNTA and TETA programs will receive funding support from SSG, MPA and SMOU.  The two cadet training programs are recognized as key opportunities for Singaporeans to develop themselves to the fullest potential through

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MPA to Groom Maritime Talents

 The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is rolling out a series of new manpower schemes to attract, develop and retain local talent in the maritime sector.   The Government will set aside S$12 million over the next two years to roll out a series of manpower schemes.   Some 5,000 individuals are expected to benefit from the new manpower schemes, which will be rolled out progressively from May 1, 2016.   A Maritime Career Conversion scheme will help Singaporeans and permanent residents re-skill in order to take on good jobs in the maritime industry. It will co-fund

Ron Mathison

Changes in Swire Pacific's Top Deck

served as the Chairman of the Offshore Services Committee of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) since 2011. Under his able leadership, the company clinched the prestigious Shipowner of the Year award in April 2015, at the biennial international Maritime Awards ceremony organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. He is also a Member of Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (MICS) and the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CMILT). Mr Glenn will be moving on to his new appointment as the General Manager, Europe for Cathay Pacific Airways.   SPO’s Finance Director

Esben Poulsson (Photo: SSA)

SSA Names Manpower Issues a Top Priority

both seafaring and shore-based jobs will be one of the major priorities for the new Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) Council, its recently elected President has announced.   Addressing a press briefing in Singapore yesterday, Esben Poulsson said the initiative, spearheaded by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), was important in assessing the current manpower situation, addressing the possible reasons of attrition and understanding how shipping can attract and retain more youth in the industry.   “The SSA has been engaging its members for their views on some of

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