In this Sea Asia report – the final of a three-part series – we look at how global developments are impacting the maritime industry and what the industry needs to do to be able to move comfortably through these changes.

The environment, regulation and technology, and the links between all three, topped discussions at Sea Asia 2019 this week in Singapore.

Panama Ship Registry has affirmed its commitment to provide holistic services with a focus on helping the maritime industry be in compliance with international maritime regulations.

Autonomous vessels have become a recurrent theme in shipping debates in recent years but the focus has to turn to regulations to bring the topic forward, Dualog ceo Morten Lind-Olsen says.

The massage station, manned by the mobile massage team of the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped, is a hot favourite among the delegates and exhibitors at Sea Asia 2019. Delegates and exhibitors can avail themselves to a free 15-minute neck and shoulder massage - providing them with a welcome respite from their hectic and demanding schedules during the event.

The parliamentary debate at Sea Asia roused the passions of speakers who really got into the playing the part of a political debate with the motion of - “This house believes that too much is expected of the shipping industry on environmental matters”.

ClassNK (B2 – T01e) chose Sea Asia 2019 to announce the launch of its global data utilization platform IoS-OP (Internet of Ships – Open Platform), by its wholly owned subsidiary Ship Data Center Co Ltd (ShipDC).

The changing times in maritime and shipping were in focus at the opening ceremony of Sea Asia 2019 on Tuesday morning, with Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Transport Janil Puthucheary highlighting some of the challenges the industry is facing.

The Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) 2019 has an eye on the future as the nine-day event is set to gather industry experts from around the world to delve deeper on how to drive connectivity, innovate and attract talent.

UBM (Seatrade) and the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), in collaboration with PIER71 (Port Innovation Ecosystem Reimagined @ Block71), are introducing the new Innovation Arena onto the exhibition floor of this year’s edition of Sea Asia.

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