Singapore National Day - Part 1

Bureau Veritas expands certification for local and global markets

(From left) Romain Petit, executive vice-president, Asia Zone, industry and facilities division, and Rakesh Kumar, country CEO for Singapore, industry and facilities division

From Jules Verne's mention of Bureau Veritas in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, the certification company has built a long history of excellence.

Monday, 12 August, 2013, 3:38pm

WEB Biotechnology's Spyder eases heart monitoring with real-time results

Philip Wong, medical director and co-founder

While a CEO is meeting with clients in Taipei or in Paris, his cardiologist in Singapore is checking his electrocardiogram (ECG) in real-time. A triangular medical device measuring 5cm and weighing 50 grams rests hidden on the executive's chest and automatically sends vital information via Bluetooth to his mobile phone, which seamlessly uploads the data to a cloud database.

15 Aug 2013 - 12:35pm

PIL evolving to serve the global market

 Kelvin Lim, founder and managing director

With HK$310,000 seed capital and a staff of two, Pacific Integrated Logistics (PIL) started a traditional freight forwarding business in 2000. Guided by the vision of Kelvin Lim, founder and managing director, the company has grown to become a fully integrated contract logistics provider like no other.

15 Aug 2013 - 9:17am

Austral Asia Line expands fleet

Austral Asia Line expands fleet

Expanding beyond the Australian and Asian regions, Austral Asia Line (AAL) takes delivery of its 12th newbuilding, the AAL Hong Kong.

4 Oct 2013 - 10:11am

MTM brings best practices to ship management

Vijay Rangroo, managing director

Known for its modern technical expertise and adherence to international standards, MTM Ship Management continues to exceed customers' expectations with its knowledge management system and culture of excellence. Having acquired its mother company's chemical trading experience,

4 Oct 2013 - 10:16am

Global Energy expansion benefits maritime industry

Refuelling or bunkering in marine terms is carried out using a small tanker to pump the bunker fuel into the bigger ship.

When Singapore liberalised its petroleum industry in 1985, master mariner Loh Hong Leong saw the opportunity in the trading of bunker fuels in one of the world's busiest ports. He co-founded Global Energy International, a company that stood out in the industry. Then, some companies traded in bunker fuels but did not have their own tankers to deliver the products themselves and vice versa.

12 Aug 2013 - 3:35pm

Swissco charters complete solutions for the region's shipping industry

Alex Yeo, CEO and director

International maritime company Swissco is steadily growing as it focuses on servicing the marine sector's logistics, maintenance and consultation needs. With strong growth and stable demand, niche player Swissco operates in one of Asia's bright spots amid certain volatility encountered by conventional shipping companies.

4 Oct 2013 - 10:37am

Company philosophy drives success for Braemar Offshore

 Chan Yew Wah, managing director

With a strong Singaporean work ethic and emphasis on fostering good relationships, Braemar Offshore has become one of the preferred providers of marine, offshore engineering consultancy and marine warranty survey services in the Asia-Pacific region.

12 Aug 2013 - 3:32pm

Oceanic Group makes waves in Asia's cruise industry

Daniel Chui, managing director

The tide that carried leisure ships in North America and Europe has shifted. Asia's nascent cruise industry is touted as the last frontier and Hong Kong's Kai Tak Cruise Terminal is destined to become Asia's leading cruise hub. As these develop, Oceanic Group, Asia-Pacific's leading ship management company, is poised to make significant ripples in the region's luxury lifestyle space.

12 Aug 2013 - 3:30pm

BSM brings world-class ship management to one of the globe's busiest ports

Sandip Mirchandani, managing director, BSM Singapore

Singapore, the busiest transshipment port and second-busiest port globally in terms of total shipping tonnage, finds an invaluable partner in Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM). With 31 locations, about 700 vessels, 18,000 people and 40 nationalities, the group leverages more than a century of expertise rooted in a family legacy of ship owning in Germany.

15 Aug 2013 - 12:45pm

SMU reinvents tertiary learning and teaching for the Asian century

Arnoud De Meyer, president Photo: Singapore Management University, reproduced with permission

Managing organisations in a rapidly changing world requires an agile mindset that recognises and takes advantage of opportunities that arise with every transformation.

The Singapore Management University (SMU) has risen to the challenge with innovative teaching that develops creative and entrepreneurial leaders for the emerging Asian century.

12 Aug 2013 - 3:25pm

ESSEC grooms Asia's leaders via collaborative learning

Hervé Mathe, professor and dean of ESSEC Asia-Pacific

The vibrant growth of Asia-Pacific calls for equally dynamic business leaders. The bigger feat, however, lies in grooming such leaders - from young, ambitious individuals to skilled, well-equipped decision makers who can rise to the challenges of an increasingly globalised world.

12 Aug 2013 - 3:23pm

Mitsui builds strong local partnerships for global gain

Yuji Murakami, deputy chief operating officer of Mitsui Asia-Pacific and general manager of Singapore branch

From its roots as a trading firm in Meiji-era Japan, Mitsui & Co knows the immense value of harnessing the right partnerships. A conglomerate worth roughly HK$850 billion, with close to 600 operating companies, Mitsui creates opportunities in many different localities, adding value worldwide and contributing to the global good.

12 Aug 2013 - 3:21pm

EDB nurtures a home for global companies at crossroads of Asia

Yeoh Keat Chuan, managing director

Asia's emergence as a key market and economic driver has given the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) momentum for the nation's evolution as a global business hub.

12 Aug 2013 - 3:19pm

DZ Bank supports co-operative bank businesses in Asia

Klaus Borig, managing director and general manager of DZ BANK Singapore

Challenging times call for a bank whose track record shows long years of being a reliable partner of the business sector. As Germany's fourth-largest bank, DZ BANK fits the bill, serving as central bank for nearly 900 co-operative banks.

15 Aug 2013 - 12:48pm