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ASMI Milestones 1968 - 2014

 
ASMI MILESTONES 1968 - 2014

1960s

 

1968

The Singapore Association of Shipbuilders and Repairers (SASAR) was formed in April with ten members representing a third of the shipyards in operation.

1970s

 

1970

SASAR launched its logo to create a more visible identity for the Association.

1972

SASAR introduced a five-year apprenticeship scheme to meet industry's increasing need for skilled workers.

1975

SASAR launched a scholarship scheme to attract young talents into the marine industry.

1976

SASAR organised the first Singapore Pavilion at Posidonia 1976 International Shipping Exhibition in Greece to promote the ship repair and shipbuilding industry.

 

SASAR organised the first ship-in-service seminar in the world, shipcare 1976, which drew 321 delegates from 20 countries.

1977

SASAR organised its first trade mission to China for a 13-member delegation.

1979

Singapore played host to Marintec Asia 1979, one of the largest international marine exhibitions to be organised, with 500 exhibitors from 21 countries.

1980s

 

1981

SASAR introduced safety checklists for all key marine trades to instil safety consciousness among the rank-and-file workers.

 

SASAR carried out a publicity campaign aimed at school leavers, reservists and technical graduates to encourage them to carve a career in the ship repair and shipbuilding industry. The campaign culminated in the Careers 1981 Exhibition.

1982

SASAR led an 11-member team on a study mission to Japan to study mechanisation in shipyards.

1983

Singapore became the largest shiprepair centre in the world with an aggregate deadweight of 2.82 million tonnes.

1984

The first Inter-Shipyard Quality Control Convention was held to promote Quality Control Circle concept in the industry.

1987

The Association introduced a new scholarship for students enrolled in the Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering diploma course in Ngee Ann Polytechnic to retain trained manpower in the industry.

 

SASAR organised a 10-day trade mission to East Africa for members to assess the business climate of Kenya, Mauritius, Nairobi and Mombasa.

 

SASAR and the unions jointly organised a study mission to visit shipyards and steel mills in South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, to look into labour-management practices, productivity improvement, job enrichment, human resource management and flexi-wage system.

1988

SASAR changed its name to “Association of Singapore Marine Industries” (ASMI) and a new logo was created.

The Association expanded its membership base to include the supporting ancillary companies operating in the marine industry.

1990

ASMI organised study trips to Batam and Indonesia for members to explore business opportunities.

1990s

 

1991

ASMI was appointed by the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) to serve as the industry co-ordinating body to conduct trade tests under its Public Trade Test (PTT) system for marine workers.

1993

ASMI participated in two overseas international maritime exhibitions - ‘Marine Indonesia 1993’ in Jakarta, Indonesia and ‘Shiprepair and Conversion 1993 Exhibition’ in London, United Kingdom.

 

A joint Ministry of Labour-ASMI delegation visited Japan to study Japanese safety practices in shipyards.

1994

The ASMI Meritorious Award was introduced to recognise members for their contributions to the Association and marine industry.

 

ASMI launched its 25th Anniversary Commemorative Book, “Anchored in Singapore’s History: The Story of the Marine Industry”, to chronicle the development of the marine industry in Singapore.

1995

The Marine Technology Programme was launched to advance automation in shipbuilding and repair, and develop new processes for enhanced safety and productivity.

1996

ASMI participated in the study mission to Europe organised by the Advisory on the Prevention of Accidents in the Shipbuilding and Shiprepairing Industry, to look into ways to improve safety and health in Singapore shipyards.

 

ASMI developed the Safety Management Code to provide a framework for shipyards to implement Safety Management Systems in their workplaces.

1997

The Rules and Regulations of ASMI were reviewed and redrafted to reflect changes in business environment and the new ASMI Constitution was subsequently adopted by members.

1998

ASMI released its 30th Anniversary commemorative publication, “ASMI – A Shared Purpose, 30 Years of Linking Up the Marine Industry”.

 

The ASMI Scholarship scheme was extended to students in the electrical and mechanical engineering courses in Ngee Ann Polytechnic in line with the industry’s needs for engineers in various fields.

 

ASMI organised the first Safety Improvement Teams (SIT) Convention for marine industry to provide a platform for members to share successful safety improvement projects with one another for mutual benefits.

 

ASMI introduced the Certified Marine Supervisor Award to encourage upgrading of supervisory personnel and to give recognition to outstanding marine supervisors.

1999

The ASMI Safety, Health and Environment Management Manual was produced to assist companies to implement safe work practices and safety management systems at their workplaces.

2000

The ASMI Scholarship Scheme was extended to students in the electrical, mechanical and marine engineering diploma courses in Singapore Polytechnic to attract more engineers to join the industry.

 

ASMI was appointed as Accredited Assessment Centre under the National Skills Recognition System for assessing workplace skills competencies for marine industry.

2000s

 

2001

ASMI organised its first Singapore Pavilion in Norway at Nor-Shipping 2001 held in Oslo.

 

ASMI jointly organised the 'Marine Industry Fair 2001: Anchor Your Career with Us’ with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to attract more Singaporeans to join the industry. It was the first major collective promotion and recruitment exercise for the industry.

 

The ASMI Productivity Road Show was staged to promote productivity improvement and showcase innovative projects within the industry.

2002

The ASMI Marine & Offshore Technology Scholarship was launched to attract outstanding O-level students to enrol in the Marine and Offshore Technology diploma programme as the first choice course of study in Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

 

ASMI entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Singapore Mediation Centre to jointly promote the use of mediation for dispute resolution in marine industry.

 

ASMI was appointed by ITE as Accredited Skills Assessment Centre to conduct Skills Evaluation Certification trade tests for the marine industry. 

 

ASMI participated in the EDB-JTC Marine Industry Study Trip to Dubai and Netherlands on Multi-User Yard facilities.

 

ASMI and MOM collaborated to produce the ‘Safety In Shipyards’ video programme to promote general awareness of safety in shipyards to new supervisors and workers joining the marine workforce.

 

ASMI produced a ‘Guide To Good Business Practice For The Marine Industry’ to provide guidelines on good business conduct and practices for members' adoption to foster more congenial business relationships.

 

50 workers from shipyards and marine companies received the Model Worker Awards presented by the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) to recognise contribution of workers in key sectors of the Singapore economy.

 

The Marine Industry Work Orientation & Familiarisation Programme was launched by ASMI and MOM to expose job seekers to working environment in shipyards as part of the ASMI’s efforts to attract more Singaporeans to join the industry.

2003

Four Safety Guides on lock-out & tag-out procedures, crane inspection and maintenance, hot work certification and safety briefings, were produced by ASMI to serve as reference guides for industry members.

 

ASMI and Marine Group LIUP (Local Industries Upgrading Programme) jointly organised the Marine Innovation Competition to encourage innovative solutions to problems encountered by the industry.

2004

ASMI organised a series of shipyard tours for secondary school students to raise awareness on marine industry and interest the young towards the industry as a career of choice.

 

The ASMI Marine Engineering Scholarship was introduced for O-level students applying for the Diploma in Marine Engineering as the first choice course of study in Singapore Polytechnic.

 

ASMI launched the Marine and Offshore Undergraduate Scholarship scheme for final year Mechanical and Production Engineering students of Nanyang Technological University enrolled in the marine and offshore specialisation module.

 

ASMI collaborated with Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) to launch a Marine Place and Train Programme to select and train displaced workers from other industries for marine tradesmen’s jobs.

 

50 Chief Executive Officers and senior management representatives reaffirmed their commitment to creating a safe and healthy work environment in their shipyards in a pledge signing ceremony jointly organised by MOM and ASMI.

 2005

ASMI and Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN) launched the RSN-ASMI Career Transition Scheme to facilitate the transition of naval specialists completing their naval contracts into the marine industry.

 

The ASMI Super V Scheme was launched under the Marine Job Re-Creation Programme in collaboration with NTUC and WDA to make jobs in the marine industry more attractive to Singaporeans.


2006

ASMI received the 'Job Re-Creation Programme Breakthrough Award' for its role in helping to re-create higher value-added and better paying jobs for marine workers.

 

ASMI was appointed by MOM as a Risk Management Assistance Fund (RMAF) Agent to promote, process and endorse RMAF applications for marine companies.

 

ASMI led Singapore's representation in the premier international offshore oil and gas exhibition, Offshore Technology Conference 2006, for the first time in Houston, Texas, USA, with the support of International Enterprise (IE) Singapore.

 

ASMI received funding support under the Local Enterprise and Association Development (LEAD) programme, a multi-agency government initiative jointly led by SPRING Singapore and IE Singapore.

2007

ASMI collaborated with Keppel Corporation, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) to commission a Mandarin drama serial, ' The Peak', which was broadcasted over prime time television.

 

ASMI and SMF co-organised Singapore's participation at the inaugural Sea Asia 2007, an exhibition and conference event showcasing the maritime industries across Asia.

 

ASMI organised Singapore’s first national participation at the marine exhibition, Marintec China 2007, in Shanghai, China.



 

2008

ASMI launched the ASMI-ITE Scholarship for students enrolled in the Higher NITEC in Marine Offshore Engineering course.

 

A new ASMI-Naval Architecture Scholarship was introduced for students enrolled in the Bachelor of Engineering in Naval Architecture with Honours course offered by the University of Newcastle in partnership with Ngee Ann and Singapore Polytechnics.

 

The ASMI Super V2 Scheme was launched to attract more ITE graduates embark on a career in the marine and offshore industry.

ASMI celebrated its 40th anniversary with a commemorative publication - "Braving New Waves Together".

ASMI launched a new logo to reflect a more vibrant image and in keeping with the dynamism of the industry it serves.

2009

ASMI organised Singapore’s first participation at the INMEX India maritime exhibition in Mumbai, India.

 

ASMI launched a new initiative ‘Marine Industry Safety Engagement Team’ (MIndSET) to adopt a pro-active approach towards Workplace Safety and Health performance in shipyards.

 

ASMI introduced Confined Space Safety training for Shipyard Workers, Supervisors and other personnel working in the shipyards.

2010

ASMI led Singapore’s participation at the Shipbuilding Machinery and Marine Technology (SMM) exhibition in Hamburg, Germany.

 

ASMI set up the Marine Industry Training Centre (MITC) in its new premises at 30 Tuas Ave 10 to make available training resources and facilities to conduct more customised training for industry members.

 

ASMI received funding support under the Local Enterprise and Association Development (LEAD) programme, for projects to upgrade the association’s capabilities and enhance the industry’s competitiveness.

 

ASMI organised its first Singapore Pavilion at the 18th edition of the international oil and gas exhibition OSEA 2010 held in Singapore.

2011

ASMI led Singapore’s first collective participation at the Middle East Workboats (MEWB) exhibition held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).

2012

ASMI, in collaboration with WDA, launched the MasterClass series for the Marine Industry with two modules – Hydrodynamics in Offshore Design and Hydrodynamics in Ship Design.

 

ASMI, together with WDA and Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), launched the Workforce Skills Qualification Operations MaNagement Innovation for Marine Industry Programme (OMNI@Marine) to help marine companies improve productivity.

 

ASMI collaborated with WDA to offer the STEP Marine & Offshore Scholarship Programme for existing employees in marine companies to enroll in a Master of Science in Marine Technology (International) programme with the Newcastle University.

 

ASMI, together with International Enterprise (IE) Singapore and SPRING Singapore, co-organised a business mission trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

 

ASMI and IE Singapore organised a business mission to Abu Dhabi, UAE.

2013

ASMI organised Singapore’s first representation at the Indonesia Maritime Expo (IME) in Jakarta, Indonesia.

 

ASMI organised Singapore’s inaugural participation in Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference (ADIPEC) held in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

 

ASMI and IE Singapore co-organised a business mission to Perth, Australia.

2014

ASMI formed Singapore Pavilion in the Australasian Oil & Gas in Perth, Australia.

 

ASMI led Singapore’s representation at the inaugural Offshore Technology Conference Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



 

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