Singapore Port


The office should pay a lot less. There is a lot of value to being home every night. The office usually has much better benefits and status too?

It’s a trade off. Which is better depends upon the person and his stage of life. Sometimes the office is better. Sometimes going to sea is better. It’s good if one can do both as it best suits his needs.


sure but do those skilled mariners end up in the office to support all those guys still at sea?
No some 2nd mate flunky enjoys his position of power over all the captains and that explains the industry.


Another oil storage tank went up in flames in Singapore yesterday:

More details from CNA:


The biggest is yet to come…


Singapore is cracking down even harder on the cheaters in the bunkering industry:


Singapore aim to become a regional gateway for LNG traders:


Another collision in Singapore waters:

But maybe this new development will reduce the risk??:


From Fairplay today:


The saga of OW Bunker bankruptcy may be coming to an end:


Singapore is moving up a notch to ensure safety of shipping in the port and Singapore Strait:


Thome has won a MPA Award for their innovative “Operations Hub”:

Thome is one of the oldest Ship Management companies operating in Singapore, with a history that goes back to the 1960’s:

Thome is now one of the leading ship managers and with an impeccable safety record:

I sailed on ships managed by Thome & Co. from 1967 - 1970.


Singapore retain top position as shipping hub, with Hong Kong now in second place:

NOTE: 6 of the top 10 are now in Asia. Three are in Europe, but only New York reach up in the Americas. (No.8)