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Visit by Thai Trade Center
The following representatives from the Thai Trade Center paid a courtesy visit to the Association on 29 January 2019:

  • Ms Supranee Kongkiatkamon – Minister Counsellor (Commercial)
  • Mr Pongkarn Brohmsarn – Counsellor (Commercial), Office of Commercial Affairs
  • Mr Chua Geok Siong – Senior Trade Officer.
The discussion centred on recent initiatives undertaken by the Association for the logistics industry and members of the ASEAN Federation of Forwarders Associations (AFFA).  Expounded at length is the hive – Highly Interconnected and Vibrant e-Trade project.   
Visit by Hainan Government Officials
Senior officials from the Hainan Government called on SLA on 28 January 2019 to understand the Singapore logistics industry and to make preparation for a 5-day visit of senior government officials to Singapore in the third week of February 2019.  They were received by Mr Kay Kong Swan – Chairman, Mr Thomas Sim – 2nd Deputy Chairman, Mr Stanley Lim – Honorary Treasurer, Mr Tan Puay Hin – Chief Executive and Ms Ng Soo Hwa – Executive Director. 

To be led by the Hainan Provisional Party Secretary, Mr Liu Ci Gui, the objective of the impending visit is to promote the whole Hainan Special Economic Zone to Singapore companies and a focus group meeting is planned on 22 February 2019 at Shangri La Hotel.
Logistics Companies to Go Digital
In the age of digital transformation, logistics companies are always on the lookout to leverage on new technologies to enhance their business processes and deliver sustained values to their customers. At the inaugural Logistics Digital Forum held on 17 January 2019 co-organised by SLA, IMDA, A*STAR and SBF, it was a chance for these companies to hear what was planned to help them go digital. 

At the forum, participants were updated on the Logistics Industry Digital Plan and support available for SMEs from IMDA’s SMEs Go Digital Programme whilst Mr Tan Puay Hin – Chief Executive presented on Digitalisation to Create New Logistics Solutions.

Held concurrently with the forum was a showcase of ready-to-go technology solutions curated by IMDA and A*STAR, as well as clinics for enterprise on a 1-to-1 consultations with the SME Digital Tech Hub Consultants on their digital needs. The whole session was well attended by over 100 attendees and the clinics received overwhelming response with back-to-back sittings throughout the whole programme.
Most Safety Conscious Haulier Drivers Lauded at the PSA Health, Safety, Security and Environment Launch 2019
The PSA Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE) was launched on 15 January 2019. In conjunction with the launch, there was also a presentation of the Most Safety Conscious Haulier Drivers awards to drivers who had done well in the area of safety performance.

SLA congratulates all 9 winners, 7 of whom are hailed from member-companies. As in previous years, each winner won himself a $200 voucher, sponsored by SLA together with Container Depot and Logistics Association (Singapore) and Singapore Transport Association.

Congratulations to the Most Safety Conscious Haulier Drivers Winners!

  • Eng Lee Logistics Pte Ltd* - Loh Kai Fock
  • Hiap Logistics Pte Ltd - Mohd Ramadan bin Abdullah
  • Pan Ocean Transport Pte Ltd* - Sng Chek Hack 
  • Pioneer Districentre Pte Ltd* - Adnan Bin Musa 
  • RichLand Logistics Services Pte Ltd* - Ong See Suan
  • SG Sagawa Ameroid Pte Ltd* - Mohd Rosdin Bin Ahmad
  • SH Cogent Logistics Pte Ltd* - Mohd Yassin Bin  Ahmad
  • Thong Lee Container Services Pte Ltd - Azmi bin Abdul Kader
  • UBTS Pte Ltd* - Sah Han Hoe
*SLA members
Unmanned Systems Asia 2019

SLA is pleased to be supporting Unmanned Systems Asia 2019, Asia Pacific’s premier platform presenting cutting-edge unmanned innovations and solutions across a wide spectrum of commercial applications.

Drones has been a buzzword in logistics of late and with retail giants like Amazon and Walmart investing in the use of drones in warehouses and distribution centres, it is in no time this will become a widespread commercial reality.

We invite all SLA members to register for Unmanned Systems Asia, 9-11 April 2019 and take this chance to discover how you can count on drones to save costs in your operations! 

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2018 2nd China (Ningbo) International Shipping Logistics Fair
SLA supported and participated in the 2018 2nd China (Ningbo) International Shipping Logistics Fair that was held from 10 to 11 December 2018. The fair was jointly organised by the Ningbo Municipal People's Government, Ningbo Port and the Anti-Smuggling Office, and Ningbo Yinzhou District People's Government to actively integrate Zhejiang’s Ningbo Zhoushan Port with the Belt – Road Initiative and to bring about accelerate developments in metropolises, international shipping businesses and cross-border e-commerce. 

into China's development of the "Belt and Road" economic layout, based on the advantages of Ningbo Zhoushan Port, the world's largest port, promote the construction of international ports, 

Mr Kay Kong Swan, Mr Stanley Lim and Ms Ng Soo Hwa represented SLA and witnessed the launch of the Asia-Pacific International Shipping Logistics Alliance.
SLA CEO Night
The SLA CEO Night on 07 December 2018 was created for members to get together with government agencies, education institutions and partners in the logistics community. It was a crowd and full house at Enterprise Singapore’s Bugis office. Graced by Mr Satvinder Singh – ESG Assistant Chief Executive Officer, close to 130 representatives and CEOs as well as guests were present. Amongst them were also colleagues from the Logistics Alliance. 

Asia Ports Business Forum
Mr Kay Kong Swan – Chairman and Mr Stanley Lim – Honorary Treasurer represented SLA at the Asia Ports Business Forum that was held from 26 to 27 November 2018 in Kobe, Japan. The program delved on logistics businesses development from Asia to the world and was well attended by several port administrators and private logistics enterprises such as freight forwarders, shippers and shipping companies.
Roundtable on How to Tackle Counterfeit Trade in the Logistics Process
5 members attended a roundtable on 23 November 2018 guided by Ms Regine Picard, CEO of Selective Trademark Union for Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement. Joining the meeting was Mr Jarrod Ho - Corporate Partnerships Manager from PortXL. The session covered the following topics: 

  • Overall current logistics flows for inbound & outbound of counterfeit products with Singapore as a Global Trading Hub
  • Processes for transhipment merchandises and handling parties
  • e-declaration for the transactions
  • Areas of observations / verifications
  • Identify opportunities for synergy
Meeting Italian Delegation
A 40-member strong delegation from Italy, representing the International Propeller Clubs, PSA Voltri Terminal Europa SpA, Spediporto, Assagenti, Eastern Ligurian Sea Port Authority, ALSEA and Western Ligurian Sea Port Authority was on a mission to Singapore from 20 to 23 November 2018.

Focusing on North West Italian Logistics System, the delegates met Mr Thomas Sim – 2nd Deputy Chairman on 22 November 2018. The discussion centred on the works of SLA and in particular, the intro of “hive” where there were much interests amongst the Italian delegates.

Logwin Air + Ocean Singapore, a member of SLA, hosted a luncheon for the Italian delegation on 23 November 2018 at Tower Club. Mr Teo Woon Hun – Deputy Honorary Secretary and Ms Andelyn Oh – Deputy Honorary Treasurer attended the luncheon.
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