Nominations for Singapore International Maritime Awards 2021 Now Open

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1. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) is calling for nominations for the Singapore International Maritime Awards (IMA) 2021. The biennial IMA recognises individuals and maritime companies for their outstanding contributions to Singapore as a premier global hub port and a leading international maritime centre.

2. The Sustainability Award is a newly introduced award. It serves to recognise the deserving company for its contributions towards building a greener and more environmentally sustainable maritime industry.

3. A Green Ship of the Year Award and a Singapore Registry of Ships (SRS) Green Ship Owner Award, will also be presented at the awards ceremony on 20 April 2021. These two awards will be awarded based on internal evaluation and not through nomination.

  • The Green Ship of the Year Award will be evaluated and awarded based on the International Maritime Organization's Energy Efficiency Design Index and other additional energy-efficient measures, such as the use of abatement technologies and alternative fuels.
  • The SRS Green Ship Owner Award will be evaluated based on the percentage of green ships that companies have registered under the SRS. This is a one-time award to be presented at IMA 2021, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of MPA's Green Ship Programme.

4. Besides the above awards, six other award categories are open for nomination by 22 January 2021. The nomination form is available on the Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) website. Nominated companies will, where relevant, also be evaluated on how they have adapted their business activities and operations to remain resilient, as well as how they supported manpower initiatives leading to possible employment or training opportunities, during the COVID-19 pandemic. The award categories open for nomination (full details in Annex A) are:

  • International Maritime Centre Award (Corporate / Individual)
  • Excellence in Manpower Training and Development Award
  • Maritime Service Provider Award
  • Outstanding Maritime R&D and Technology Award
  • SRS Ship Owner of the Year Award
  • Bunker Award
  • Sustainability Award – new

5. “We are deeply heartened by the support of the local and global maritime community which has affirmed Singapore’s position as a leading international maritime centre. IMA 2021, a key event of MPA’s Singapore Maritime Week, seeks to recognise individuals and companies that have stood out in their contributions to Singapore as a hub port and international maritime centre. As we move into a post- COVID 19 world, MPA will continue our efforts to enhance our connectivity as a global hub port, innovate and digitalise our maritime ecosystem while promoting sustainable shipping,” said Ms Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive of MPA.

6. IMA 2021 will be held as a hybrid format, with participants on-site and online, in conjunction with the 15th SMW, which will be held from 19 to 25 April 2021. IMA 2021 will be held alongside signature events such as the Singapore Maritime Lecture and the Singapore Maritime Technology Conference.

Annex A: Details of IMA 2021 Categories

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About the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA)
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was established on 2 February 1996, with the mission to develop Singapore as a premier global hub port and international maritime centre (IMC), and to advance and safeguard Singapore's strategic maritime interests. MPA is the driving force behind Singapore's port and maritime development, taking on the roles of Port Authority, Port Regulator, Port Planner, IMC Champion, and National Maritime Representative. MPA partners the industry and other agencies to enhance safety, security and environmental protection in our port waters, facilitate port operations and growth, expand the cluster of maritime ancillary services, and promote maritime R&D and manpower development.

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Corporate Communications, MPA
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Email: kenneth_tan@mpa.gov.sg

Annex A: Details of IMA 2021 Categories

No. Award Award Description Assessment Criteria
Open for Nomination
1. International Maritime Centre Award (Corporate / Individual) Awarded to the company or individual that has contributed significantly towards the development of Singapore as an IMC. Corporate
  • Contribution to Singapore’s development as an IMC
  • Impact on the Singapore economy and/or maritime community
  • Demonstrated resilience by adapting business activities and operations in view of COVID-19
Individual
  • Contribution to Singapore's development as an IMC
  • Impact on the Singapore economy and/or maritime community
2. Excellence in Manpower Training and Development Award Awarded to the company, organisation or institute of higher learning that has contributed to the growth and development of Singapore's maritime manpower by demonstrating their commitment towards supporting employment and training efforts.
  • Contribution to the development of Singapore's maritime manpower
  • Develop, provide and promote quality maritime education and training programmes
  • Offer structured training and development initiatives that support career development
  • Supported manpower initiatives that may lead to the employment or training opportunities during COVID-19 (New)
3. Maritime Service Provider Award Awarded to the maritime service provider that has demonstrated exceptional professional performance and contribution to Singapore's maritime industry.
  • Contribution to Singapore's development as an IMC
  • Growth and quality of maritime services offerings
  • Demonstrated resilience by adapting business activities and operations in view of COVID-19 (New)
4. Outstanding Maritime R&D and Technology Award Awarded to the company or research institution in Singapore that has demonstrated outstanding innovation in the research, development or test-bedding of technology for the maritime industry.
  • Innovation
  • Contribution to Singapore's development as an IMC
  • Impact on the global maritime industry
5. SRS Ship Owner of the Year Award Awarded to the outstanding owner of quality Singapore-registered ships.
  • Fleet size and growth
  • Technical management
  • Port State Control detention records
  • Safety records
  • Demonstrated resilience by adapting business activities and operations in view of COVID-19 (New)
6. Bunker Award Awarded to the outstanding bunker supplier or bunker craft operator in Singapore that has demonstrated commitment to quality standards, quantity assurances and customer satisfaction, in line with the objective of promoting Singapore as the preferred bunkering hub.
  • Contribution to Singapore's bunkering industry, including digitalisation efforts to increase the efficiency of bunkering operations
  • Bunker quality and quantity assurances
  • Customer satisfaction
  • Demonstrated resilience by adapting business activities and operations in view of COVID-19 (New)
7. Sustainability Award (New) Awarded to the company that has contributed significantly to environmental sustainability efforts in the maritime industry.
  • Impact on and value creation in the global maritime industry
  • Innovation
  • Scalability: adoption within the maritime industry and applicability to other industries
Based on Internal Evaluation (Not Open for Nomination)
8. Green Ship of the Year Award Awarded to the outstanding owner of quality green Singapore-registered ships.
  • Use of energy-efficient ship designs (EEDI % reduction)
  • Use of alternative fuels such as LNG
9. SRS Green Ship Owner Award (New) Awarded to the ship owner with the largest proportion of ships participating in the Green Ship Programme (GSP).
  • Highest % of green ships registered under the SRS, as compared to the total number of ships which the ship owner has registered under the SRS
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