MORE than 160 shipping professionals from Singapore and the region have gathered this week for the 2019 Nautical Institute Singapore branch annual conference.

The conference has already dealt with some of the industry’s challenging issues such as disruptive technologies, the approaching IMO 2020 sulphur cap deadline, maritime diversity as well as training and education.

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The one-day event is said to have become one of the institute’s major initiatives in the Asia Pacific region.

An opening address was provided by Quah Ley Hoon, chief executive of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and the keynote address was delivered by Captain Nick Nash, president of the Nautical Institute.

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