Singapore, 2012 – The Singapore Ship Sale Form (SSF) was officially launched by Mr Michael Chia, Chairman of Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) at the SMF New Year Cocktail Reception on 6 January 2011. To date, there are close to 80 known shipping transactions that have adopted the SSF. The SSF has been off to a good start and has proven to be a viable alternative option next to existing forms.

As part of SMF’s continuous efforts to heighten awareness of the SSF to key maritime players, both in Asia and beyond, SMF has newly launched the publication, “A Guide to the Singapore Ship Sale Form (SSF)” during the recent Singapore Maritime Week organised by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore. This publication provides an overview of the rationale of the SSF, highlights of the form and milestones since its inception. Commentaries and articles written by legal practitioners on the new SSF and academic papers by the Centre for Maritime Studies, National University of Singapore and the Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton are also featured in this new publication. To date, 3,000 copies of publication have been produced and are distributed free to the maritime community. We hope that this publication would allow you to gain a better understanding of the SSF.

Free copies of the publication can be made available to you and your maritime associates. Should you be interested to get a copy of the publication, please use the request form as attached and contact Ms Dorothy Ng, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications and Development, Singapore Maritime Foundation at Email: [email protected] or Contact: 6325 0227 so that she can prepare the materials for collection at the SMF office.

  • About Singapore Maritime Foundation

    The Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) was established on 27 January 2004 to facilitate dialogue and cooperation among maritime stakeholders from the public and private sectors. As the bridge between the public and private sectors, SMF aims to provide the industry with a clear and representative voice, and spearhead projects to boost its development.

    SMF also organises and participates in a host of maritime events to strengthen the Maritime Singapore brand. To date, SMF has significantly benefitted from strong support from all sectors of the industry which has enabled the organisation to reach out directly to the community for new areas of work to improve the current maritime ecosystem.

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  • Singapore Maritime Foundation

    Dorothy Ng
    Senior Manager, Corporate Communications & Development
    (65) 6325 0227