Five Easy Steps to the MCF 50% Training Grant

The MCF Training Grant is available to Singapore Citizens and PR’s employed by a Singapore company. For Key Elements of Shipping (KES) 20 – 22 Nov 2018 course attendees, the MCF Grant is 50% of the course fee of SGD 3,725.00. Our ‘5 Step’ summary takes you through the simple KES registration process and application[…]

‘Top 10’ Reasons to Attend ‘Key Elements of Shipping’, 20 – 22 Nov 2018

Participants will take away a career boosting comprehension of the complex and challenging business of shipping and the functions of its principal stakeholders. Our ‘Top 10’ outcomes are listed below. As a KES attendee you will:   Experience a big picture view of ‘the Business of Shipping’ as the world’s ‘90% of everything’ transport industry, its multiple components and their[…]

Singapore’s Maritime Road Map: on course & full ahead to 2025 and beyond

Singapore is now world renowned for its city state dynamism and excellence in shipping, trading, port services and high tech ship building. But Singapore knows that to stay out in front, you must have a carefully charted voyage plan. And you need the skills and determination to implement and keep the maritime industry engine operating[…]

A whale of a time! – a day out with Dax in Albany WA

My daughter Amanda and grandson Dax, who live in Canada, are visiting our small hobby farm near Albany WA (500 km. south of Perth). It’s a great little town that boasts no traffic lights, free parking everywhere, lots of fresh sea air and a long history (by Australian standards!) as the first British colony in[…]

KES 16th Run: new topics & speakers for 13-15 March 2018

  SeaProf Course Calendar The Singapore KES course of 10 – 12 October 2017 marked the 15th Run milestone for the ‘Key Elements of Shipping’ course. The first KES course was delivered in 2010 through collaboration between SeaProf Executive Education and the BI Norwegian Business School, Oslo. The collaboration continues as the KES course steams[…]

Key Elements bonus topic: ULSTEIN’s X-BOW and X-STERN wind ships.

SeaProf and the BI Norwegian Business School greatly value the time and dedication provided by all of our academic and industry guest speakers. Many of them have been supporting the production of the Key Elements of Shipping course since its first run in 2010. KES, now an iconic shipping course in Singapore, would not be[…]

Singapore’s MCF Training Grant ‘powerhouse’: setting a global bench mark

Singapore, strategically situated on the Malacca and Singapore Straits, has long been a centre of international trade and shipping. Foresight, long-term planning and positive leadership have taken Singapore to a position of global influence in these industries. A critical part of this process has been to develop a world standard Maritime Cluster of high quality[…]

Tortoise and Hare: Shipping’s slow race to a steady recovery

Faced with the ‘double whammy’ of the end of the China commodity demand boom and a Saudi contrived collapse of oil prices, it’s been a tough time for shipping over the past years. The obvious question of, “so what’s the future?”, is clearly on everyone’s mind. SeaBlog’s quest for the answer is often assisted by[…]

Merchant Ship Types and Fleets

Our new video delivers a concise look at the essentials of merchant ship types and trades. It includes familiarisation with shipping market terms such as MPV, RO-RO, LR 1 and 2, SUPRAMAX, CHINAMAX, AFRAMAX, OSV and many more. Confident of what all of these acronyms mean? You will be after watching our video!  

Not again! USS JOHN MACCAIN and ALNIC MC collision

Another US naval vessel collision and 10 more US navy sailor deaths. What on earth is going on that two similar naval and merchant ship collision catastrophes can have occurred so close together in time? Is the human element the primary cause once more? Many photos, videos and news reports have already been posted. Only[…]