Where is the shipping industry heading?

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Where is the shipping industry heading?

NBAS, The Norwegian Embassy and Innovation Norway, DNV GL, Odfjell SE and BW Group addressed the future of shipping in a specialist insights panel, broadcasted from Hong Bao Studios on the 28th October.

COVID-19 has brought immediate challenges to the shipping industry, with travel restrictions, crew changes and future workforce. Which solutions has the shipping industry developed to meet these challenges? What are the scenarios for the shipping industry to recover from Covid-19?

Also, there are the bigger, long term questions for the shipping industry. Who is willing to invest in ships? Will shipping be still be regarded as a national security issue, securing energy/food/goods-supply chains? How can Singapore continue to maintain its position as International Maritime Hub and what role does the public & private sector play in it?

Welcome to an educational hour, a must for anyone making operative and strategic decisions in the maritime and offshore industry!

This event was sponsored by the Norwegian Embassy in Singapore, Innovation Norway, Simonsen Vogt Wiig, Kongsberg Maritime and Flokk! Thank you to all sponsors for your support!

Watch the full recording here:

In dialogue

Anita Nergaard

H.E. Ambassador Anita Nergaard, Norwegian Embassy in Singapore

Welcoming Address

Andreas 500

Andreas Sohmen-Pao, Chairman of BW Group

Andreas Sohmen-Pao is Chairman of BW Group and its listed affiliates. He is also Chairman of the Singapore Maritime Foundation and a trustee of the Lloyd’s Register Foundation.

Cristina 500

Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria, DNV GL

Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria is regional manager South East Asia, Pacific & India at DNV GL. She also leads the “Shipping, Offshore and Energy transition” group within NBAS.

Paul Kastmann

Pål Arne Kastmann, Director and Commercial Counsellor at Innovation Norway Singapore

Pål Arne Kastmann has been conducting a foresight study on Recovery from Covid 19 in collaboration with the Norwegian maritime industry in Singapore

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Laurence Odfjell, Chair, Odfjell SE

Laurence Ward Odfjell is a member of the founding family of the company and former President of Odfjell Terminals BV. He has been chair of Odfjell SE since 2010.


Leonard Opitz Stornes


Leonard Opitz Stornes, Singapore

The dialogue will be moderated by Leonard Opitz Stornes. Managing Director for NHST Media Group Asia and President of the Norwegian Business Association in Singapore.

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