Association of Singapore Marine Industries

The Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI) is a non-profit trade association set up in 1968 to promote the interests and advancement of the marine industry in Singapore. From humble beginnings, ASMI has grown and matured into a reputable organisation that is recognised locally and internationally as the official trade body representing the Singapore marine and offshore engineering (M&OE) industry. The Association has grown and transformed itself over the last five decades, and broadened its representation to encompass a wider spectrum of marine and offshore related businesses.

Today, ASMI is the nucleus for the promotion and advancement of the Singapore ship repair, shipbuilding, rig-building and offshore engineering sectors. The Association plays an important role in unifying industry players towards shared objectives as well as directing industry resources towards achieving common goals.

The Association’s objectives are to:
• Actively represent and promote the interests of the Association’s members to the local and international communities;
• Foster close co-operation among members of the Association;
• Promote regular programmes to improve productivity, technology, skills upgrading and to raise safety, health and environmental standards;
• Regularly consult and liaise with the relevant regulatory bodies in Singapore and internationally; and
• Participate actively in community programmes.

ASMI represents a wide cross-section of companies in the business of ship repair, ship conversion, shipbuilding, rig-building and offshore engineering. Its membership comprises major shipyards, local and foreign manufacturers and suppliers of marine and offshore equipment, components and services. ASMI members also include M&OE companies, marine consultants and contractors as well as others whose business activities are directly related to the industry.

ASMI members’ business activities comprise the following:
• Ship repair and conversion
• Shipbuilding
• Rig-building and offshore engineering
• Air-conditioning and refrigeration supply and services
• Corrosion control services
• Electrical and electronic equipment supply and servicing
• Engine supply and servicing
• Marine engineering services
• Marine and offshore equipment and materials supply and services
• Survey and inspection services
• Marine design and consultancy services
• Safety and IT systems, equipment and services

ASMI’s main roles are:
• To enhance the knowledge and skills of the industry’s workforce
• To promote the collective interests of the M&OE industry
• To link up and integrate the M&OE industry

Enhancing the Knowledge and Skills of the Industry Workforce
− Organises briefings and sharing sessions to disseminate, update and share information on regulations, practices and schemes
− Conducts workshops to impart knowledge and enhance competencies
− Coordinates industry-wide initiatives on workplace safety, productivity and capacity building
− Organises and conducts training to train and upskill the marine workforce
− Manages skills assessment schemes to certify workers’ skills standards
− Administers scholarship schemes to attract and recruit talents into the industry
− Develops industry generic guidelines to set minimum standards for the industry
− Publishes manuals and guides to provide reference and guidance to members

Promoting the Collective Interests of the M&OE Industry
− Organises participation in trade fairs to promote industry and members’ capabilities, technologies and products and develop business leads
− Participates in committees and work groups to represent the industry and safeguards its common interests
− Organises study trips and business missions to help members identify business opportunities and access markets
− Holds dialogues with government bodies, marine-related organisations and industry partners to address industry issues and concerns
− Publishes newsletters, annual reports, directories and other publications to broadcast information, disseminate news and share industry updates

Linking Up the Marine Industry
− Organises outreach programmes to promote the industry, create public awareness and enhance the industry’s image
− Organises social activities to create networking opportunities and enhance business cooperation
− Organises friendly competitions and sports tournaments to build rapport and camaraderie among members

The Association operates through five main Committees to carry out its roles and organise the events and activities for members. These are the Manpower, Workplace Safety and Health, Productivity and Future Economy, Supporting Industry and the Social, Youth and Membership Committees.

There are three types of membership:
• Ordinary Member
• Associate Member
• Honorary Member

Ordinary and Associate memberships are applicable for Singapore-registered and Singapore-based companies whose business activities are directly related to the M&OE industry. Honorary membership is extended to relevant organisations by invitation. Membership subscriptions are payable on an annual basis and will commence annually on the first day of May. There is also a one-time entrance fee for new members.

Application for membership must be made on the prescribed membership application form. Membership application must be endorsed by a Proposer and a Seconder who are members of ASMI.

Membership benefits include:
• Concessionary rates for training courses and skills certification tests
• Concessionary rates for seminars and workshops
• Discounted rates for publications, advertisement bookings and activities
• Priority enrolment for trade fairs, business missions and other programmes
• Free subscriptions for newsletters, annual reports and directories
• Regular updates on industry developments and other industry relevant information
• Participation in industry dialogues, networking events and social activities
• Opportunities for business networking

Association of Singapore Marine Industries 9 Jurong Town Hall Road #04-03 Trade Association Hub Jurong Town Hall Singapore 609431 Tel: 6264 6436 Fax: 6264 6486 Email: Website: