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#DigitalFrontier - 45th Annual General Meeting
31 May 2019
Mr Dave Ng – 1st Deputy Chairman gave a warm welcome to more than 110 member-representatives, observers and staff at the SLA 45th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 31 May 2019 at the Trade Association (TA) Hub. Presiding the meeting, Mr Ng highlighted several happenings in Year 2018:

  • Establishment of 3 new committees namely, Internationalisation, Multimodal Transport and E-Fulfilment Committees
  • Commencement of Joint LEAD with the Logistics Alliance
  • Progress of the LEAD project “hive” – Highly Interconnected and Vibrant eTrade
General members present approved the minutes of the 44th AGM held on 11 May 2018, Report of the Council and financial statements of the association for the year ended 31 December 2018. PKF-CAP LLP was reappointed as Auditor until the next AGM. 

Mr Ng ended the AGM proceedings with a note of thanks to all members for their ardent and unwavering support. He also extended his sincere appreciation to the Council and the team from the SLA management office. 

Mr Stanley Lim – Honorary Treasurer thanked Mr Dave Ng for presiding the AGM in the absence of Chairman Mr Kay Kong Swan who was on medical leave. He had nothing but kind words for Mr Kay for his leadership during his first-year as Chairman of SLA. 
30 Years Long Service Award
31 May 2019
Ms Ng Soo Hwa – Executive Director was presented the 30 Years Long Service Award together with a commemorative plaque. She thanked the Council as well as the management office team and gave special mentions to several persons who have worked closely with her during those 30 years. She was simply overwhelmed at the standing ovation given by the crowd when they cheered for her to continue with her collective contributions for another 30 good years to come.

Congratulations, Ms Ng!
Get Together Session
31 May 2019
Following the SLA 45th AGM, the Association organised a Get Together Session with business associates and guests with a programme covering a series of presentations:

  • Doing it at Scale: Do or Die Technologies Transforming the Brutally Competitive Logistics Industry by Mr Janesh Janardhanan – Director, Transportation & Logistics, Frost & Sullivan
  • Does My Business Really Need a Data Protection Policy? by Ms Gina Ng – Associate, Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC
The presentations are engaging and the contents are both informative and beneficial to the operations of most of the attendees. 

The evening concluded with a delicious buffet spread, set up for everyone to refresh and network with one another.
WSH Innovation Awards for Logistics & Transport Sector 2019
23 May 2019
The annual Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Awards recognise companies and individuals for making our workplaces safer and healthier for everyone. For the fourth consecutive year, SLA organised the WSH Innovation Awards for Logistics and Transport (L&T) Sector 2019, a category of the WSH Awards 2019. 

Kudos to all who took part in this year’s award and all your efforts devoted to WSH. 

Our Heartiest Congrats to all recipients of WSH Innovation Awards for L&T Sector 2019:

  • Keppel Logistics Pte Ltd - Customized Wire Rope Lubricator
  • SMRT Trains Ltd - Speed Tester for Train Traction Control Unit (TCU) Blower

  • Jurong Port Pte Ltd - Improved Wire Rod Coil Lifting Spreader
  • SATS Ltd - Hi-Lift Enhancement

  • SMRT Buses Ltd - SMART Traffic Management System (STMS)

  • SATS Ltd - World's First 5-in-1 GSE Driving Simulator
  • Shalom International Movers Pte Ltd - Where Innovation Complements Workplace Safety and Health
  • SMRT Trains Ltd - Remote Third Eye
Teeing up high at STA 15th Golf Tournament 2019
17 May 2019
Singapore Transport Association organized its 15th Anniversary Annual Golf Tournament on 17 May 2019 at Orchid Country Club to strengthen network; as well as to promote and enhance healthy and close interactions among fellow trade associations. Mr S Iswaran – Minister for Communications and Information & Minister in charge of Trade Relations was the Guest of Honor.

SLA’s flight comprised Mr Kay Kong Swan – Chairman, Mr Gerry Tan – Honorary Secretary, Mr Stanley Lim – Honorary Treasurer and Mr Teo Woon Hun – Deputy Honorary Secretary. 

Mr Gerry Tan won the Nearest to the Pin award, just centimeters away and missed the hole-in-one prize.  
Are you exposed to liabilities that you do not expect?
09 May 2019
Freight forwarders and transport operators are exposed to multiple liabilities. They may be liable for loss or damage to customers' freight based on the liability provisions provided by law and their trading conditions. In addition, they may be held responsible for financial losses incurred by their customers as a result of errors and omissions. 

These are the fundamentals presented to 10 SLA member-representatives who attended the breakfast session on 9 May 2019 at Chubb’s premises, organized by SLA in partnership with Honan and Chubb. The session also covered on the Multimodal Freight Liability Insurance programs which are specifically designed to meet the needs of SLA members at any level of operation. Policyholders can enjoy enhanced insurance program at a lower premium. 

To find out more, click here.
Gain Insights into the Vietnam Market
07 May 2019
Vietnam has shown robust growth in the recent years. With a large and dynamic population, the country has been growing and have emerged at the forefront of international trade and investments. This growth represents a business opportunity for transport and logistics companies.

Supported by Enterprise Singapore, SLA organized a session on 7 May 2019 at TA Hub for some 30 representatives from 20 companies to acquaint themselves with the latest Vietnam market insights and possible business channels for companies looking to set up or expand in the market. 

Mr Stanley Lim – Chairman for Internationalisation Committee gave a short welcome and introduction whilst Ms Thao Pham, Senior Trade Consultant from Orissa International Pte Ltd were invited to present on the Art of Doing Business in Vietnam.
Opportunities in the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor (CCI-ILSTC) and Digital Transformation
06 May 2019
Opportunities in the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor (CCI-ILSTC) and Digital Transformation is one of the programmes of Singapore Management University (SMU) Internationalisation Series. 
The 1-week programme will serve as a platform for SLA members to leverage on the connectivity in Chongqing to grow your businesses and to optimise transportation time and cost for the ASEAN-Western China-Central Asia-Europe supply chain. It will focus on experiential learning and incorporate case studies workshops, panel discussions, site visits and class presentations to enable participants to achieve the following:
  • Explore opportunities relating to the third national project between China and Singapore, the Chongqing Connectivity Initiative New International Land-Sea Trade Corridor (CCI-ILSTC);
  • CCI-ILSTC links 155 ports in 71 countries and regions globally;
  • CCI-ILSTC provides multi-dimensions of connectivity including trade, logistics, data, technology, talent & finance to link ASEAN, Western China, Central Asia and Europe seamlessly;
  • Manufacturers and retailers leverage on the connectivity and the local partners in Chongqing to expand business in Western China, Central Asia and Europe;
  • Shippers and logistics players leverage on the connectivity in Chongqing to optimise their transportation time and cost for the ASEAN-Western China-Central Asia-Europe supply chain.

  • Understand the dynamism of Chongqing and foreign investment incentives;
  • Benefit from business networking sessions with Chongqing University alumni (business owners & senior management) ; and
  • Design a business strategy for implementation.
Programme Dates: 9 – 15 June 2019
Accommodation: The Westin Chongqing
Travel: 2-way Airfare to and fro Singapore - Chongqing to be borne by participant
Fees and Funding (Skillsfuture Credits can be used to cover nett fees):
Full Fee: S$8,800 (nett) per participant 
Nett fee payable after SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) Funding for Individuals:
  • S$880 for Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above
  • S$880 for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents from SMEs
  • S$2,640 for Singapore Citizens below 40 and Singapore Permanent Residents

To register, please call 64999799.
Riding on Digital Economy to Moving Ahead
26 April 2019
The 8th season of the Supply Chain Challenge++ (SCC++) was launched on 26 April 2019 at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) with the theme “Riding on Digital Economy to Moving Ahead”. This is the second year to have Singapore Land Authority’s Geoworks participating as the technology partner and bringing a new dimension to the competition.

Prof Cheong Hee Kiat - President of SUSS, in his Welcome Address shared the need to be prepared for a digital future in an era of dramatic and rampant upheavals that challenged the way business were normally done and how sectors were being disrupted by digitisation, new technologies and the changing expectations of customers. He also highlighted the need to have a strong digital DNA, to learn new skills, adapt to the changing environment and innovate and encourage the students to embrace lifelong learning, keeping their skills updated so that they will become valued employees of the companies.

The launch was triggered by Prof Cheong, Mr Kay Kong Swan – SLA Chairman and Mr Ng Siau Yong - Director, GeoSpatial and Data Division of Singapore Land Authority amongst 286 guests, IHLs students and lecturers.

Following the overview briefing of the SCC++ Rules and Regulations by Mr Tan Eng Soon – SCC++ Lead, the 5 mentor-companies were invited to present a brief profile of their companies and their respective business cases. 
- Janio Technologies Pte Ltd
- Sin Chew Woodpaq Pte Ltd
- Shalom International Movers Pte Ltd
- VersaFleetTM
- Yang Kee Logistics Pte Ltd

Future is Unmanned
11 April 2019
SLA supported and participated as an exhibitor at the Rotorcraft Asia & Unmanned Systems Asia 2019 from 9 to 11 April 2019 at the Changi Exhibition Centre.

80 companies from 20 countries gathered to showcase a vast spectrum of cutting-edge and innovative solutions in rotorcraft and unmanned technologies covering aerial, ground, surface and underwater domains, providing insight into the innovations that unmanned technologies are enabling around the globe, not just in Asia-Pacific. Attendees met with industry leaders, academics and regulators to take part in thought-provoking discussions on where marketplace is heading and its challenges. 

The key highlights of the conference included a panel discussion on urban air mobility as rapid urbanization continues to put an increasing demand on existing transport systems and aggravate traffic situations.

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