The Lloyd’s List Podcast: The View from Singapore
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We should have been in Singapore this week, setting the agenda for digitalisation and decarbonisation. But in the absence of a Singapore Maritime Week this year we’ve drafted in guests from the heart of Maritime’s Lion City to offer up a view of how the sector is coping with the coronavirus challenges, whether we can expect the current disruption to catalyse innovation and why we should expect more disruption to come. Joining this week are Esben Poulsson, chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping and Punit Oza, who’s supremely Singaporean CV includes positions at Klaveness Asia, the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration, Institute of Chartered shipbrokers and Singapore Management University.
THE annual Singapore Maritime Week events are well established part of the maritime calendar these days and have become a waypoint to take stock of industry progress towards the twin mega drivers of digitalisation and decarbonisation.
Our podcast guests this week sit at the heart of Singapore’s maritime cluster, and offer a remarkably upbeat view of the positives we can take out of the current crisis as well as an insiders’ view on how Singapore is faring against the current coronavirus challenges.
We start by talking to Esben Poulsson, chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping and Enesel about Singapore’s response to the crisis and why seafarers are still the number one priority and then I move on to a quick chat with Punit Oza who, although optimistic in the mid term, also has a few words of caution on the perils of charter party risk in the current climate.
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