SSA Gala Dinner
Emcee Singapore: Charmaine celebrated the Singapore Shipping Association 38th Anniversary Gala Dinner among 2,200 industry professionals once again at Sands Ballroom.
The event was particularly significant because it marked Singapore’s remarkable feat of maintaining its position as the BEST Maritime Centre for an impressive 10 consecutive years.
Mr. Chee Hong Tat, Acting Minister for Transport, said, “Singapore is honoured to top the Xinhua-Baltic International Shipping Centre Development Index for the 10th consecutive year. This was made possible by the strong support of our tripartite partners from the industry and unions. We will continue to grow our maritime industry to create more good jobs for our people, and make Singapore the global maritime hub of choice.”
The index provides an independent ranking of the performance of maritime locations on factors including cargo throughput, port facilities, maritime services and business environment. Singapore’s strategic location, international outlook and established ecosystem of professional global maritime services, as well as good governance, have contributed to the growth of our international maritime centre serving the global community.
This achievement was a source of great pride for the entire maritime community, and the evening was dedicated not only to celebrating this accomplishment but also to paying tribute to the maritime legacy of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew on his birth centenary. It was indeed a meaningful and memorable occasion.
One noteworthy aspect of the gala dinner was its commitment to sustainability. The event was carbon neutral, thanks to the generous sponsorship of SDTR Marine and the invaluable support of the China Classification Society, which provided its expertise in carbon certification. This commitment to sustainability aligns with the broader industry’s efforts to reduce its environmental footprint and promote responsible practices in maritime operations.
The community toasted to the continued growth and prosperity of the maritime industry in Singapore. Here’s to blue skies, green lights and tailwinds all the way.