Logo of the MPA
|Formed||2 February 1996|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Singapore|
|Headquarters||460 Alexandra Road, #18-00, PSA Building, Singapore 119963|
|Parent agency||Ministry of Transport|
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA; Chinese: 新加坡海事及港务管理局, Pinyin: Xīnjiāpō hǎishì jí gǎngwù gúanlǐjú; Malay: Lembaga Pelabuhan dan Maritim Singapura) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Transport of the Government of Singapore.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) was established on 2 February 1996 by the MPA Act of 1996 through the merger of the Marine Department (which was under the then Ministry of Communications), National Maritime Board and the Regulatory departments of the former Port of Singapore Authority (PSA). PSA was subsequently corporatised on 1 October 1997 and became known as PSA Corporation. In 2004, to further streamline all maritime-related functions, the industry promotion function for shipping was transferred from IE Singapore to MPA.
As Port Authority, MPA regulates and manages port and marine services, facilities and activities within the Singapore waters. This includes vessel traffic and navigational safety and security, through regulation on operational efficiency and on the environment.
As Developer and Promoter, MPA works with other government agencies and maritime industry partners to make Singapore a leading global hub port and a top international maritime centre. Its aims include attracting a core group of shipowners and operators to set up operations in Singapore, broadening the breadth and depth of maritime ancillary services offered here, and improving on the business environment for the maritime industry.
As the National Sea Transport Representative, the MPA safeguards Singapore's maritime/port interests in the international arena. This extends to being the Government's Advisor on matters relating to sea transport, and maritime/port services and facilities.
Singapore registry of ships
The Singapore Registry of Ships (SRS) was established in 1966. Today, Singapore is reputed for its quality Ship registry and is ranked among the world’s top ten largest ship registries, with a fleet of 3,843 vessels and tonnage of 43.7 million gross tons (as of end December 2008). SRS has also one of the youngest fleets among the top ten registries, with an average age of ten years.
The steady growth of the SRS attests to the effective administration and "quality flag" strategy that the MPA develops and promotes since its establishment. The SRS has grown steadily by about 8 per cent, from 18 million GT in 1996 to 43.7 million GT in 2008.
MPA is constructing a high-tech port in Tuas, Singapore, where PSA Singapore will be the sole operator. It is expected to be fully operational by 2040 and handle 65 million twenty-foot cargo units a year.
International Maritime Centre
The International Maritime Centre (IMC) 2030 Advisory Committee, which comprises 22 business leaders and experts, was set up by MPA to chart the direction of Singapore as a maritime hub.
MPA is partnering Fujitsu to test the Fujitsu Human Centric AI Zinrai system, which detects ship collision risks and predicts risk hotspots through artificial intelligence. This aimed to warn ships about potential collisions.
Chairman of the Board
The current chairman is Mr Niam Chiang Meng.
The other 12 members of the board are:
- Ms Quah Ley Hoon, Chief Executive, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
- Mr Carl Krogh Arnet, Chief Executive Officer, BW Offshore Limited
- Mr Walter Fernandez, Editor-In-Chief, MediaCorp Pte Ltd
- Mr Luke Goh, Deputy Secretary (Trade) Ministry of Trade and Industry
- BG(NS) Ishak Ismail, Regional Director Business Development (APAC), BAE Systems Hagglunds AB
- Mr Kam Soon Huat, General Secretary & Chief Operating Officer, Singapore Organisation of Seamen
- RADM Lew Chuen Hong, Chief of Navy, Republic of Singapore Navy
- Dr Vincent Lien, Director, Wah Hin & Company Pte Ltd
- Mr Chris Ong Leng Yeow, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director (Offshore), Keppel Offshore & Marine
- Mr Esben Poulsson, Executive Chairman, Enesel Pte Ltd
- Mrs Quek Bin Hwee, Director, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
- Mr Teo Choo Wee, Executive Director, Fleet Division Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd
Chief Executive's Office
|Chief Executive||Ms Quah Ley Hoon|
|Assistant Chief Executive (Development)||Ms Tan Bee Tee, PPA(P)(L), PPA(P), PBS|
|Assistant Chief Executive (Operations)||Capt Muhammad Segar, PPA(P)(L), PPA(P), PPA(G), P Kepujian, PBS|
|Director (Special Project)||Mr Tan Cheng Peng|
|Deputy Director (Operations Special Project Office)||Yao Yi Kai|
|Corporate Secretary||Peter Tan Kim Seng|
|Mr Tan Suan Jow, Dean|
|Local Programme||Mr Peter Tan Kim Seng, PPA(G), PBS, Deputy Director|
|International Programme||Ms Chong Lee Fee, Assistant Director|
Communications & Community Division
|Director: Ms Fua Lee May Catitlin
|Corporate Communications Department||
|Engagement Department||Ms Geraldine Cheang, Assistant Director
Engineering & Project Management Division
|Mr Tham Wai Wah, Chief Engineer / Director|
|Port-Industry Integration Planning Department||Dr Song Tiancheng, Deputy Director|
|Building & Infrastructure Development Department|
|Space Management Department|
|Design & Contract Management Department||Mr Ong Ah Kiong, Assistant Director|
|Tuas Port Reclamation Department 1||Mr Albert Cheng, Assistant Director|
|Tuas Port Reclamation Department 2||Eugene Khoo, Senior Assistant Director|
|Next Generation Port Office||Eugene Khoo, Project Director|
Finance, Procurement & Admin Division
|Ms Cindy Sim Poh Leng, Director|
|Financial Accounting Department||Ms Janice Aoi Siew Yen, Assistant Director|
|Financial Planning Department||Ms Low Lay Leng, Deputy Director|
|Procurement & Admin Department||Ms Jenny Lin Jit Lan, Assistant Director|
Human Resource Division
|Ms Ong Seok Bin, Director|
|HR Business Partnering Department||Ms Pia Boon Pui Phay, P Kepujian, Deputy Director|
|Talent Attraction & Development Department|
|HR Planning & Services Department||Ms Rachel Chan, Assistant Director|
|Organisational Excellence Department||Mr Andy Hue, Assistant Director|
|Ms Angela Png Lian Neo, Director|
|International Department||Mr Benjamin Kok Loon Wong, Deputy Director|
|International Organisational Unit|
Innovation, Technology & Talent Development Division
|Mr Kenneth Lim Khoon Seng, Director / CTO|
|Maritime Innovation & Talent Department||Ms Teo Mei Lyn Wendy, Assistant Director|
|Maritime Transformation Department||Ms Shen Wanling, Assistant Director|
|Maritime Technology Capability Department||Mr Desmond Tay, Assistant Director|
|Maritime Technology Ecosystem Department||Mr Thomas Ting Cheng Heong, Deputy Director|
Operations & Marine Services
|Capt Daknashamoorthy s/o Ganasen, Director
|Marine Environment & Safety Department||Capt Charles Alexandar de Souza, PPA(G), Assistant Director / Deputy Port Master|
|Operations Planning & Pilotage Department|
|Vessel Traffic Management Department||Capt Henry Heng Fok Yong, P Kepujian, PBS, Assistant Director|
|Marine Licensing & Permits Department||Mr Ang Tai Pheng Daniel, Assistant Director|
|Marine Fuel Development & Promotion Department||Yao Yikai, Deputy Director|
|Ancillary Services & Inspection Department|
|Bunker Services Department||Chew Siu Keong, Assistant Director|
Operations Technology Division
|David Foo Suan Jiong, Director|
|Port Systems Operations & Support Department||Teo Chee Beng, P Kepujian, PBS, Assistant Director|
|Port Systems Development Department||Sunny Lee, Assistant Director|
|Emergency Preparedness Department||Lim Chuan Teck Alan, Assistant Director|
|Safety Analysis & Promotion Department||Ramachandran Vadivelu, Assistant Director|
|Security Department||Seraju Deen, Assistant Director|
|IT Infrastructure & Services Department||Koh Chin Yong, Deputy Director (Information Technology) / Chief Information Officer|
|Maritime Cyber Security Department||Sieng Tong Ping, Chief Information Security Officer/Assistant Director|
|Data Science & Artificial Intelligence Department||Goh Kah Seng, PPA(G), PBS, Senior Assistant Director|
|IT System Operations & Support Department|
|Sectoral System Development Department||Gavin Yeo, Assistant Director|
|Enterprise System Development Department||Marie Wong, Assistant Director|
|Goh Chung Hun, Director
|Flag State Control Department||Bert Chen Kit Jam, P Kepujian, Assistant Director|
|Port State Control Department||Ang Boon Yen Princet, Assistant Director|
|Ship Regulation and Development Department|
|Ship Investigation Department|
|Registry Department||Wan Fei Fei, Assistant Director|
|Seafarers Management Department||Wong Kai Cheong, Deputy Director|
|Training Standards Department||Capt I G Sangamesrar, PBS, Senior Assistant Director|
Strategy & Policy Division
|Ms Bernice Yeoh Saw Ee, Director
|Hub Policy & Development Department||Ms Frances Goh Poh Hoon, PPA(G), Deputy Director (Hub Policy & Development)
|Corporate Planning Department||Ms Lim Lay Phing, Acting Deputy Director (Strategy)|
|Hub Strategy Department||Cai Zonghan, Assistant Director|
Business Capability Development Division
|Deputy Director||Ms Caroline Goh Siew Ling|
|Assistant Director 1||Ms Chee Liping|
International Maritime Centre Division
|Ms Tan Woei Tyng, PPA(G), Deputy Director|
|IMC Industry Manpower Development Department||Tay Yeow Min, Assistant Director|
|IMC Promotion Department||Jasmin TAN Geok Meng, PPA(G), Assistant Director|
|IMC Services Development Department||Han Jie Hui, Assistant Director|
|Maritime Singapore Programme Office||Loy Li-Lia, Programme Head|
|Thai Low Ying-Huang, Chief Hydrographer|
|Disposal of Material at Sea||Thai Low Ying-Huang, Chief Hydrographer|
|Cartographic Department||Lim Wee Kiat, PPA(G), P Kepujian, PBS, Deputy Chief Hydrographer|
|Hydrographic Survey Department||Lee Weng Choy, Assistant Chief Hydrographer (Survey)|
|Aids to Navigation Department|
|GeoSpace-Sea||Jamie Chen, Deputy Chief Hydrographer (GSS)|
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