Students visit Norway’s Singapore-based shipping terminals

Norwegian Embassy staff visited the Stolthaven Terminals together with students from NTU to learn more about chemical shipping. Many of them are taking an exchange semester in Oslo. nor_sg_chemshipping

To be proud of the history and impact of the shipping industry was one important message that was given to the students who visited the Stolthaven Terminals on August 29.

“Stolt” means proud in Norwegian. To be proud of the history and impact of the shipping industry was one important message that was given to the students who attended a field trip to the Stolthaven Terminals at Jurong Island. Moreover – long history does not preclude current day success. The Norwegian shipping industry is probably stronger than ever – in particular in offshore oil and gas and other advanced market segments.

Stolt-Nielsen Limited is a leading global provider of bulk-liquid transportation, storage and distribution services. Stolt Nielsen Singapore, Youngship Singapore and the Maritime Business Society from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) jointly organized a trip for the students in the shipping course in NTU to visit the Stolthaven terminal to learn more about chemical storage and chemical shipping.

During this program at NTU, the students go for one semester on exchange to BI, the Norwegian School of Management, in Oslo. The collaboration between NTU and BI started over 10 years ago and the students get to learn about the industry from two great shipping nations – Norway and Singapore. As a result, a large number of students from both countries form part of an interesting talent pool for the shipping industry in both countries.

Hopefully many of them embark on careers in Singaporean or Norwegian maritime companies – and help these countries stay ahead as global maritime nations. That is certainly something to be proud of!

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