Guest-of-Honour Dr Lam Pin Min, Senior Minister of State for Ministry of Transport and Health expressed that the Global Maritime Forum provides an invaluable platform for maritime industry stakeholders from all over the world to discuss opportunities for collaboration to build a better future for the maritime industry.
Geopolitical tensions, shifts in trade patterns, safety and security threats, as well as an increasing focus on sustainability and technology trends such as digitalisation and additive manufacturing will change the face of the maritime industry as we know it.
Singapore is a key location for ship maintenance and repair, and the supply of marine parts for ships. Since 2018, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC), and the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) have come together to support the application of additive manufacturing in the printing of such marine parts. The 3D printing of these marine parts can reduce logistics and inventory costs for ship owners, operators and equipment manufacturers, and reduces layover time for shipping companies. Additive manufacturing is also a more sustainable form of manufacturing, as it helps to reduce the wastage of material.
In Singapore,this is a key area of focus.In Singapore, this is a key area of focus.MPA’s Maritime Cluster Fund-Manpower Development (MCF-MD) programme supports maritime companies and individuals in the development of manpower, training initiatives and capabilities, including coverage of emerging knowledge areas and soft skillsets.
“These are just two examples of how collaborations can help address challenges in the maritime industry, and turn them into opportunities. This Summit provides an invaluable platform for maritime industry stakeholders from all over the world to discuss opportunities for collaboration to build a better future for the maritime industry.”Dr Lam Pin Min added.
The opinions expressed herein are the author's and not necessarily those of The Xinde Marine News.
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