Singapore Maritime Week (SMW), is the leading maritime event in Singapore, was held on 19 – 24 April with several senior executives speaking at key events during the packed programme.
The Norwegian-owned ship management service company Thome Group gave its full support to the event, with Group President Claes Eek Thorstensen and new Chief Executive Office Olav Magnus Nortun, attending a wide range of high profile events and functions.
Thome Group’s Director of Group Strategy, HR & Support, Michael Elwert, chaired a session to discuss Navigating Challenges: The Way Forward. He also discussed 21st Century Ship Supply at the celebratory 60th annual Convention of the International Ship Suppliers and Services Association and was a panel member at the 2nd Offshore Marine Crewing & Manning Conference where he debated Compensation, Welfare and Retention.
Phillip Chamberlain, Chief Operating Officer for Thome Offshore Management and Thome Oil & Gas discussed market prospects and trends in vessel capabilities, in a panel discussion at the 7th Annual Offshore Support Vessels Conference.
Security matters also came into sharp focus when Thome’s Head of Group Security, Benny Low, moderated a panel discussion to examine Piracy and Sea Robbery at the ReCAAP ISC Piracy and Sea Robbery Conference 2015.
Thome Group proudly sponsored the Norway Night at The Lantern in the Fullerton Bay Hotel where guests were treated to the best Norwegian seafood and entertainment as they celebrate the close ties between Norway and Singapore.
Claes Eek Thorstensen said: “Singapore is a prominent international shipping centre and Singapore Maritime Week is an excellent opportunity to showcase the wealth of maritime expertise which is available here. Thome Group is delighted to be able to give its full support to this important series of events.”
Olav Magnus Nortun took up the position of CEO of Thome Group on 1 April.
Mr Nortun, a Norwegian national, brings with him vast experience in the maritime industry, especially in the areas of strategic development and governance of production, knowledge management and systems related to ship classification.
The story of Thome Group is borne out of Norway’s historic affinity with the sea. The original bearer of the Thome name, Fridtjov Thome, set up Thome & Co in 1963 and undertook agency work mainly for Scandinavian owners, in addition to his chartering and ship-broking activities.
Thome Ship Management was established in 1976 with its head office in Singapore. Today Thome is widely recognized in the international ship owning community as a provider of personalised, high quality ship management services. It ranks among the world top best performing global ship management companies with a wide range of clients from every corner of the world.
Thome Group remains fully owned by Olav Eek Thorstensen and his family.