The Sea Transport sector comprises our vibrant port, shipping, and maritime services clusters. Together with companies in the marine and offshore engineering cluster*, there are 5,000 maritime companies that employ more than 170,000 people and account for about 7 per cent of Singapore’s Gross Domestic Product.
Singapore has one of the highest concentrations of international shipping groups globally and is home to more than 140 international shipping groups. The Sea Transport sector encompasses a wide range of established maritime services areas, such as ship management, shipbroking, marine insurance, ship finance, and maritime law and arbitration. As one of the world’s busiest ports, the Port of Singapore is also the top bunkering port.
The importance of the Sea Transport sector will increase further with the development of our future ports. Leveraging on greater automation, intelligent systems, and data analytics to optimise port operations, our future ports will require highly skilled manpower.
To support our growth as a premier global hub port and a leading International Maritime Centre, we need a strong workforce in both shore-based and seafaring jobs. As ships become larger and more sophisticated, skilled teams of captains, engineers, and crew are needed to man them. Similarly, as Singapore’s vibrant International Maritime Centre continues to grow and expand, there will be increased demand for deep expertise across diverse shore-based careers in both commercial and technical roles.
These developments mean that professionals will discover more opportunities for fulfilling and exciting maritime careers in Singapore’s Sea Transport sector.
* Applicants may refer to the SkillsFuture Study Award for Marine & Offshore Engineering Sector
Singaporeans with minimum 2–3 years of work experience in the Sea Transport sub-sectors namely Port, Shipping, and Maritime Services
Committed to deepening skills in the sector
Has track record of contributing to the learning or training of self and/or others
Attend pre-selected courses listed below that facilitate progression in key Sea Transport sub-sectors
Provide proof of admission into the selected course of study
Provide a letter of support or recommendation from current or former employer
Should be commencing, or currently in the course as at application closing date
Can be used on top of existing co-funding schemes under the Maritime Cluster Fund – Manpower Development Programme
Not a current recipient of the Tripartite Maritime Scholarship (TMSS)
Not a previous recipient of any SkillsFuture Study Award
|Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law & Arbitration||National University of Singapore|
|Master of Laws (Maritime Law)|
|Master of Science in Maritime Studies||Nanyang Technological University|
|Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (With Specialisation in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering)|
|Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers Tutorship Programme leading to Professional Qualifying Examinations||Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers|
|Master of Science in Marine Technology (International)||Newcastle University|
|Certificate of Competency Class 1 & 2 Deck Officer||Singapore Maritime Academy|
|Certificate of Competency Class 1 & 2 Marine Engineer Officer|
|Certificate of Competency Class 4 Master (Special Limit)|
|Certificate of Competency Class 4 Chief Engineer (Special Limit)|
|Hydrographic Surveyor (Category B) course||STET Maritime Pte Ltd|
* Subject to update from time to time.
Application Period and Evaluation Process
|Course Commencement Period||Application Period for SkillsFuture Study Award|
|Apr 2015 to Mar 2018||Applications close on 31 Dec 2017|
Evaluation of applications will take about 8 weeks after the closing date. Shortlisted applicants will be notified.