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Sunday, June 14, 2009

S'pore makes splash at Oslo trade show

Sunday, 14 June 2009

The Singapore maritime industry made its mark at the key Nor Shipping trade show with a Singapore Pavilion showcasing 13 local companies and a high profile delegation led by Transport Minister Raymond Lim. Mr Lim officiated at the opening of the Singapore Pavilion at the mega-maritime event in Oslo, Norway on Tuesday and was also the guest-of-honour at the Singapore Nite@Nor-Shipping evening reception on Wednesday.
'Singapore strives to be one of the leading international maritime centres in the world. The exhibits at the Singapore Pavilion provide a glimpse of the vibrancy of the Singapore maritime industry and the diversity and range of our maritime services,' Mr Lim told over 300 guests, including key Norwegian maritime leaders and participating companies' representatives.
Among the guests at the event were Ng Ser Miang, Ambassador to Norway, Otto Tidemand, Singapore's Honorary Consul-General to Norway, Choi Shing Kwok, permanent secretary, Ministry of Transport.
Through this event, the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) sought to foster closer partnerships between the participating companies of the Singapore Pavilion and the Norwegian and Scandinavian maritime leaders.
'Many Norwegian maritime companies use Singapore as a base to tap into the growing Asian market,' said Mr Lim.
'The number of Norwegian companies in Singapore tripled in the last three years, bringing the total number . . . to about 180, with many considering Singapore their second home. We welcome maritime companies to Singapore.'
The Singapore Pavilion is co-organised by SMF and the Association of Singapore Marine Industries, and supported by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and IE Singapore.
Source: Business Times Singapore