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Thank You, Mr Lim Hng Kiang
SLA joined 30 other Trade Associations & Chambers at the Appreciation Dinner held in the honour of Mr Lim Hng Kiang - Special Adviser to the Ministry of Trade and Industry on 5 June 2018 at the TA Hub.  It was a gallant occasion, with presentation of tokens of appreciation from the chambers and an insightful reflection dialogue moderated by Mr Ho Meng Kit, CEO of SBF.  No doubt, the exchange with the diners touched on improving productivity for sustainable growth, SMEs to scale big for  internationalisation, Singapore's connectivity and his vision for Singapore’s economic growth and prosperity.
SLA first embarked on the Local Enterprise and Association Development (LEAD) programme in 2007.  Over the years, the projects were successfully carried out through ESG, with much support and encouragement from Mr Lim.  We wish him well and happy in the many more years to come.  

SLA Council for the Term 2018/2019
Congratulations to the new line up of office-bearers, led by Mr Kay Kong Swan of CWT Pte Limited.  The new office for the term 2018/2019 was elected at the Council Meeting held on 28 May 2018.  
The SLA organisation has also been restructured with several new committees to bring about greater synergy in view of industry developments and in alignment with the Industry Transformation Map for the Logistics sector.  

Congratulations to HPC Group
Congratulations to the HPC Group, for the successful listing of HPC Holdings Limited in the Hong Kong stock exchange on 11 May 2018.
In Singapore, HPC Builders Pte Ltd joined as a SLA member on 1 September 2017.  The Group principally engaged in the provision of construction works involving in industrial, logistics and warehouse, infrastructure, residential and commercial construction projects in Singapore.  
Addressing close to 100 member-representatives and staff at the SLA 44th Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on 11 May 2018, Mr Stanley Lim – Chairman welcomed all present to the Trade Association (TA) Hub. 

General members present elected the SLA Council for a 2 year term (2018 and 2019) and approved the minutes of the 43rd AGM held on 26 May 2017, Report of the Council and financial statements of the association for the year ended 31 December 2017. PKF-CAP LLP was reappointed as Auditor until the next AGM. 

Mr Kay Kong Swan was appointed as a Trustee in respect of the Association’s immovable property at 153B Goldhill Centre in accordance with Article 20 of the Constitution. Members also received an update on the developments in relation to the collective sale of Goldhill Centre.

Mr Lim 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 secretariat team. 

Following the SLA 44th AGM, the Association lined up as series of presentations covering:

  • Future Singapore Logistics by Mr Tan Puay Hin – SLA Chief Executive
  • Tax Impact to Businesses, in Light of 2018 Budget by Ms Chua Hwee Theng – Tax Director, RSM Chio Lim LLP
  • “hive” – Transforming Logistics in the Digital Era by Mr Simon Lai – Business Development Director, GeTS Asia Pte Ltd
Members present were attentive throughout the presentations which were both informative and beneficial to their operations. 

Following the presentation, GeTS Asia presented Mr Stanley Lim with a token of appreciation for his contribution to the success of “hive”. 

The evening concluded with a delicious buffet spread in a cozy cafeteria set up for everyone to network with one another.
Supply Chain Challenge++ 2018
The 7th Season of the National Supply Chain Challenge (SCC) was launched on 27 April 2018, Friday at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS). This year’s theme is “Digitalisation = Smart Logistics = ?” with onboard GeoWorks as participating partner.  The new partner brings industry solutions to mentor-companies through its vibrant geospatial ecosystem, in addition to receiving innovative solutions from students. SCC is now enhanced to SCC++ with the excellent combination of “Skills Learning and Technology Adoption” and bringing greater value to the 6 participating mentor-companies namely:

  • Allied Container (Engineers and Manufacturers) Pte Ltd
  • Bok Seng Logistics Pte Ltd
  • Sin Chew Woodpaq Pte Ltd
  • ThunderQuote
  • Versafleet
  • Winspec Logistics Services Pte Ltd
Over a span of 6 years, the SCC++ presents an impactful ecosystem where :
  • Mentor Companies provide their live business problem statements.
  • Students from the Nanyang Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Republic Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, Temasek Polytechnic and Institute of Technical Education propose their solutions as part of their learning journey.
  • SUSS – the co-organiser contribute their academic expertises. Recognising the high quality of works presented by students thus far, the esteemed university has made special arrangements for the finalists of SCC++ to be eligible for provisional offer of admission into the full-time programme Bachelor of Science in Supply Chain Management with Minor (terms and conditions apply).
  • Now with GeoWorks, the mentor companies’ problem solving capability will be enhanced through the technology track. 
The launch was triggered by Mr Dave Ng, Council Member of Singapore Logistics Association, Prof Cheah Horn Mun, Assistant Provost and Dean of S R Nathan School of Human Development, SUSS and Mr Simon Ong, Deputy Chief of Singapore Land Authority amongst 387 guests, IHLs students and lecturers.
Pyeongtaek Port Delegation
A delegation from Pyeongtaek Port comprising senior officials of transport companies called on SLA on 25 April 2018. The visit aimed to build trade collaboration and introduce Pyeongtaek port business opportunities, incentives and port hinterland development projects. 4 representatives from 3 SLA member-companies joined in the session. Members that like to get in touch with the Pyeongtaek Port officials may contact [email protected].
Engagement Session with Enterprise Singapore
Following the merger of SPRING and IE Singapore to form Enterprise Singapore (ESG) on 02 April 2018, the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SCCCI) organised an engagement session with ESG’s Chairman - Mr Peter Ong on 12 April 2018. Mr Ong and senior ESG officials called at the office of SLA prior to the session, which included sharing from SCCCI on the TAC Transformation Map and a short presentation by Mr Tan Puay Hin on the work activities of The Logistics Alliance. 
TLA Graduation
On 28 February 2018, a total of 53 graduates from the Advanced Diploma in Supply Chain Management (Oct 2015 & Mar 2016 Intakes), Diploma in Integrated Logistics Management (Jan 2016, May 2016 & Aug 2016 Intakes) and Diploma in International Freight Management (Apr 2016 & Sep 2016 Intakes) received their well-deserved Certificates from the TLA Board of Directors. This was the first time TLA Graduation Ceremony was held in the Trade Association (TA) Hub which houses several Trade Associations and Chambers for greater work synergy amongst their members across different industries. Tapping on shared facilities like meeting rooms and training facilities, equipped with up-to-date equipment help to facilitate fruitful discussions and professional trainings. TLA being the fully owned subsidiary of the Association, benefits from this strategic move to TA Hub. The office premise now houses a training room in addition to the conference room, with easy access to wifi to facilitate learning. TA Hub caters for conducive collaborative corners for discussion amongst members and participants.  

Special thanks to following companies and TLA lecturers who generously sponsor TLA Best Achiever Awards and Book Prizes :
  • Ampway Industries Pte Ltd 
  • Global Container Freight Pte Ltd
  • ST Logistics Pte Ltd 
  • Yusen Logistics (Singapore) Pte Ltd
  • Mr Daniel Chew, TLA lecturer
  • Ms Charmaine Fu Simin, TLA lecturer
  • Dr Ong Geok Quee, TLA lecturer
  • Mr Tan Tee Hwa, TLA lecturer 
  • Mr Goh Wee Yaw
  • Mr Larry Thian
  • Mr Peter Chua
  • Mr Ryan Lin
  • Mr Tan Hock Chuan
  • Mr Toh Yew Soon 
  • Mr Vincent Lee
Republic Polytechnic’s School of Engineering Industry Partners Appreciation & FYP Exhibition 2018
SLA was presented a Token of Appreciation by Republic Polytechnic during its School of Engineering Industry Partners Appreciation & FYP Exhibition 2018 on 31 January 2018. This was in appreciation of SLA’s support towards its industrial engagements.
Introducing SLA New Chief Executive – Mr Tan Puay Hin
Mr Tan Puay Hin joined the association as Chief Executive on 18 January 2018 after his retirement from PSA International. His last vocation was Senior Advisor (Group Port Design & Connectivity). Prior to that, he was PSA Regional CEO for South East Asia where he was responsible for the overall responsibility and accountability for the port’s operating terminals in ASEAN region including PSA Singapore Container Terminals, the flagship terminal of PSA Group. 

Mr Tan is currently serving in the Board of Singapore Maritime Foundation. He is also a Governing Council Member of the Singapore Maritime Institute, Member of the Maritime Industry Advisory Committee of Singapore Maritime Academy, Member of the Workplace Safety and Health Council and chairs its Logistics & Transport Committee.

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