Sponsor Profiles


ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design, construction and
operation. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.

Through a global network across 70 countries, ABS delivers services and solutions to clients—using the same consistent approach when applying various rules and requirements—providing core competencies of survey and engineering. This commitment to service is what distinguishes ABS as a true class leader and a trusted partner to our clients throughout the life of their assets.

Standing on its record of independence, exceptional class service, safety and technology leadership, ABS delivers value at every stage of development of an offshore asset or marine vessel.


BMT is a leading international design, engineering, science, program, and risk management consultancy with a
reputation for engineering and delivery excellence. We’re driven by a belief that things can always be better, safer, faster and more efficient.

Our vision is to be recognised in our core markets as the trusted partner for scientific and engineering-led advice, solutions, programs, and services, addressing the most challenging needs of our clients.

 We deliver clarity from complexity.


Founded in 1899, ClassNK is a ship classification society dedicated to safer and cleaner seas. On top of diverse technical services including surveys and classifications of ships and marine structures based on its own rules, statutory certifications on behalf of more than 110 flag states, management system certifications in line with ISO and other international standards, ClassNK has committed to provide the industry with its full support to pave the way for digitalization and decarbonization challenges.

Devoting significant resources and expertise to R&D, the society works in close partnership with the industry players to develop and implement a broad array of innovative and cutting-edge technological solutions aimed at securing a safer, greener, and sustainable future.

ClassNK is a global organization providing the highest quality services and supporting its clients 24/7 through a network of competent and well-experienced professionals at 130 exclusive surveyor offices worldwide. With roughly 260 million gross tons or some 20% of the world’s merchant fleet on the register, ClassNK is one of the world’s largest classification societies in terms of gross tonnage.



DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks, and inspires and invents solutions. 

Whether assessing a new ship design, optimizing the performance of a wind farm, analyzing sensor data from a gas pipeline or certifying a food company’s supply chain, DNV enables its customers and their stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence. 

Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps tackle the challenges and global transformations facing its customers and the world today and is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies. Find out more at dnv.com 


Inmarsat is the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. It owns and operates the world’s most diverse global portfolio of mobile telecommunications satellite networks, and holds a multi-layered, global spectrum portfolio, covering L-band, Ka-band and S-band, enabling unparalleled breadth and diversity in the solutions it provides. Inmarsat’s long-established global distribution network includes not only the world’s leading channel partners but also its own strong direct retail capabilities, enabling end to end customer service assurance.

The company has an unrivalled track record of operating the world’s most reliable global mobile satellite telecommunications networks, sustaining business and mission critical safety & operational applications for more than 40 years. It is also a major driving force behind technological innovation in mobile satellite communications, sustaining its leadership through a substantial investment and a powerful network of technology and manufacturing partners.

Inmarsat operates across a diversified portfolio of sectors with the financial resources to fund its business strategy and holds leading positions in the Maritime, Government, Aviation and Enterprise satcoms markets, operating consistently as a trusted, responsive and high-quality partner to its customers across the globe.

For further information, follow us on LinkedIn or on Twitter @InmarsatGlobal.

Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP

Established over 30 years ago, JTJB is an internationally recognised law practice headquartered in Singapore.

We have extensive experience and expertise in maritime law and have handled many complex, high value cases and transactions involving novel points of law and cross-border issues.

Our sound tactical and strategic advice, depth of industry knowledge and our ability to understand the practical aspects of the maritime industry are recognized by the various international industry watchers such as Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500, Benchmark Litigation and AsiaLaw Profiles. 

JTJB’s clients include P & I Clubs, H & M underwriters, shipowners, charterers, shipyards, brokers, ship managers, ship agents, insurers and cargo interests.

With offices around the globe together with our membership in ADVOC (a global network of law firms), we have a global reach and can provide our clients with advice, assistance and representation across jurisdictions.

KVH Industries Pte Ltd

Founded in 1982, KVH is a pioneer in advanced, innovative maritime connectivity solutions. KVH’s mini-VSAT Broadband HTS network is now a leader in the global maritime VSAT market, with more than 12,500 VSAT terminals
shipped since inception. Commercial fleets worldwide rely on KVH for comprehensive, commercial-grade connectivity solutions, including:

  • Mini-VSAT Broadband, the No. 1 maritime VSAT network by units
  • KVH AgilePlans Connectivity as a Service
  • KVH Watch IoT Connectivity as a Service
  • KVH Link for delivery of licensed entertainment and leading operations content for crew and ships
  • KVH TracVision for maritime satellite TV via regional services around the world
  • KVH OneCare for comprehensive service and support in more than 4,000 ports around the globe

Leading fleets around the globe that rely on KVH include the U.S. Coast Guard, Transpetro, Seacor, Vroon, BW, Zeaborn Ship Management, Pacific Basin, Nordic Hamburg, and more.

Lloyd’s Register

We started out in 1760 as a marine classification society. Today, we’re one of the world’s leading providers of professional services for engineering and technology in over 75 countries.

The profits we generate fund the Lloyd’s Register Foundation, a charity which supports science and engineering-related research, education and public engagement around everything we do.

We provide classification, compliance and consultancy services to the marine and offshore industry, helping our clients design, construct and operate their assets to the highest levels of safety and performance, using our expertise and over 250 years’ experience to deliver the smart solution for everyone

Panama Maritime Authority (AMP)

The Panama Ship Registry, under the administration of the Panama Maritime Authority (AMP) has been a leader in the maritime industry since its creation in 1917 and provides support to the world's largest fleet of more than 236 million GT.

The mission of the AMP is to offer high quality service to the maritime industry, guaranteeing legal security, free enterprise and a competitive market through compliance with national and international regulations in full transparency and environmental social responsibility.

As a country, Panama prioritizes compliance with the Memoranda of Understanding on maritime safety and security, achieving important objectives for the Panamanian fleet.

Panama has been a member of the International Maritime Organization (IMO)’s category 'A' since 2002.

Customer service and global expansion are the Panama Maritime Authority's fundamental objectives as shows the inauguration, this year, of a new technical office in Hong Kong, thus maintaining worldwide coverage with 53 Consulates and 14 international technical offices in charge of Merchant Marine and Seafarers' issues.

The Registry has under its flag some 16% of the world's fleet and maintains its place as the world's largest Ship Registry.

PSA Corporation Limited

PSA Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSA International Pte Ltd, operates the world’s largest container transhipment hub in Singapore, handling 36.6 million TEUs of containers in 2020. With connections to 600 ports
globally, shippers have access to daily sailings to every major port in the world, operating 24/7 all year round. Beyond port operations, PSA also offers cargo solutions to customers operating in advanced manufacturing, cold chain, e-commerce, and energy & chemicals. This value adding service is enabled by CALISTA™, a digital platform that facilitates trade and helps shippers to better manage their physical movement of goods, trade financing and compliance.

Visit us at www.singaporepsa.com.

Pole Star Space Applications

At Pole Star we develop pioneering technologies, keeping you at the forefront of maritime insight and empowering your real-world decisions.

Since 1998, we have pushed the limits of innovation, mitigating growing threats to ships, supply chains, cargo, territorial waters and, most importantly, lives within the maritime infrastructure and beyond. Today, we continue to develop new ways of turning complex data into accessible insight across regulatory conformance, sanctions screening, trade compliance, tracking, monitoring, and ship security. Our wide range of solutions are designed specifically to enable time-critical decisions and mitigate risk across all facets of maritime activity - from cross-border trade to the monitoring of territorial waters and everything in between.

Pole Star - advancing technologies for a safer, more secure world.

Qatar Airways

A multiple award-winning airline, Qatar Airways was awarded Airline of the Year 2021 by AirlineRatings. Dedicated exclusively for seafarers and off-shore workers, the world’s first airport lounge at Qatar Airways’ hub in Doha, Hamad International Airport, the Mariner Lounge has welcomed more than 50,000 visitors since opening in late 2020.

Thome Group

For over 50 years, Thome Group offers a comprehensive range of services to the commercial shipping and offshore maritime sectors. To strengthen its business performance, Thome has focused on cost and operational efficiency by setting-up a process improvement team which concentrates on contract management, logistics, and high-technology systems. In light of its commitment to safety, crew welfare and training, anti-piracy measures, transparency of client relationships, investment in technology, and crew retention initiatives, Thome has implemented a robust IT platform, dedicated crew training schedules, and invested in its people to ensure it is ahead of the curve in terms of its competitiveness.


TotalEnergies is a broad energy company that produces and markets energies on a global scale: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. The Company’s 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, clean, reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people.

TotalEnergies Marine Fuels is TotalEnergies’ dedicated business unit in charge of worldwide bunkering activities, with over three decades of market experience. Leveraging the Company’s R&D capabilities and investments in renewable energies, TotalEnergies Marine Fuels is committed to providing cleaner marine fuel solutions that will help its shipping customers decarbonize their fleets. It is one of the first movers in the supply of marine LNG, and has actively invested infrastructure in Rotterdam, Marseille and Singapore to enable the uptake of this fuel. Its other marine fuels offerings currently include Low Sulphur Fuel Oil, Marine Distillates, bioLNG and biofuels.

Veson Nautical

Founded to transform the way the maritime world works and makes decisions, Veson is the global market leader in developing, implementing, and supporting the solutions that propel maritime commerce. Driven by a commitment to continual innovation, a spirit of collaboration, and an enduring focus on customer success, Veson is a trusted partner to maritime operations as they navigate evolving business realities and new possibilities in a digital age. 


Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) were the pioneers of marine fuel testing in 1981, plus bunker quantity surveys in 1987 and very quickly became established as a world-leading partner to the maritime industry.

Before the International Marine Fuel Testing Standard, ISO 8217, was introduced in 1987, we were already global leaders in marine fuel quality testing and 40 years on, remain so to this day.     

From the introduction of IMO MARPOL Annex VI in 2005, environmental legislation aimed at reducing SOx, NOx and Particulate-Matter emissions, has driven many developments in marine fuels and lubricants, with our innovations providing valued-solutions to the world’s shipping fleet.

To achieve a sustainable shipping industry, attention is now focused on reducing CO2 and Green-House-Gas emissions over the next 30 years and we are at the forefront in fuel and oil advisory testing services supporting the maritime sector to achieve these goals.

VPS operates a global network of offices and technical experts integrated with four ISO 17025-accredited, wholly-owned fuel testing laboratories located in Rotterdam (RvA, L096), Singapore (SAC-SINGLAS, LA-2014-0573-A), Houston (A2LA, 2744.01) and Fujairah (DAC, LB-336-TEST). Our bunker quantity surveys are available at all key international ports.


Wärtsilä Marine Power
Wärtsilä Marine Power leads the industry in its journey towards a decarbonised and sustainable future. Our portfolio of engines, propulsion systems, hybrid technology, and integrated powertrain systems deliver the reliability, safety, and environmental performance that Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine vision encompasses. We offer our customers performance-based agreements, lifecycle solutions, and an unrivalled global network of maritime expertise. 

Wärtsilä Voyage
Wärtsilä Voyage transforms how vessels perform their voyage by leveraging the latest digital technologies to deliver a step-change in safety, efficiency, reliability, and emissions. We are committed to creating a Smart Marine Ecosystem, whereby every vessel can connect to digital services that make voyaging safer and greener. With the broadest Smart Marine portfolio in the market, we are well positioned to lead the industry towards becoming digitally connected across the entire value chain and to be the first partner of choice when leveraging the latest digital technologies.


WinGD is a leading developer of low-speed gas and diesel engines used for propulsion power in merchant shipping.

WinGD sets the industry standard for environmental sustainability, reliability, efficiency and safety. WinGD provides designs, training and technical support to engine manufacturers, shipbuilders and ship operators worldwide.

Headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, since its inception as the Sulzer Diesel Engine business in 1893, it carries on the legacy of innovation in design.

Yxney Maritime

VPS, has acquired Yxney Maritime, specialists in data-driven decarbonisation. This acquisition is part of VPS’s strategy to support the marine industry’s efforts to decarbonize and operate more sustainably. It also expands VPS’s growing digital services offering.

Yxney Maritime is a Norwegian-based business providing data-driven solutions to assist ship owners and energy companies in decarbonising maritime operations to create a sustainable energy future. Yxney’s advanced analytical software, Maress, combines available data from vessels with other relevant data sets to create the insight needed to decarbonise maritime operations and help create a more sustainable future. In 2020 current Maress users achieved combined savings in excess of 60,000 tons CO2. By joining forces, VPS and Yxney can now serve a bigger market and deliver even greater carbon reductions to every customer.