SINGAPORE, 8 March 2017: Sea Asia 2017, ASEAN’s top maritime exhibition, is gearing up to host more than 16,000 people from over 80 countries, 25 to 27 April in Singapore.
Taking place as part of the 12th Singapore Maritime Week (22 to 28 April), it will opened by Singapore’s Coordinating Minister for Infrastructure and Minister for Transport, Khaw Boon Wan.
Singapore Maritime Foundation chairman, Andreas Sohmen-Pao, said: “The maritime industry has always played a vital role in Singapore’s economy and by attracting companies and talent, we will continue to build on the strong platform that has been established over the past decade.”
According to statistics released by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, the city state remained the world’s top bunkering port in 2016. Total cargo tonnage and vessel arrival tonnage also increased by 3% and 6.3% respectively in 2016 compared to 2015.
This year’s edition of Sea Asia will feature 10 national pavilions — four of which are new to Sea Asia; Japan, South Korea, Denmark and Greece.
Over 300 exhibitors from across different sectors worldwide will also be showcasing their latest maritime products.
Seatrade chairman, Chris Hayman, said current developments in the industry today, such as the challenging offshore and marine sector and the implications of smart shipping, will also form significant parts of discussions at Sea Asia 2017.
“The move towards smart shipping and data analytics, for example, provides opportunities for industry players to potentially cut costs and enhance productivity,” he said.