Maritime & Offshore Committee



Both Singapore and Netherlands have a strong maritime history and aim to be the leaders in their region. To become a global maritime and offshore hub Singapore has been encouraging Dutch maritime and offshore companies to relocate their fleet and offices using various tax incentives. Over the years this has resulted in fruitful partnerships between Singaporean and Dutch companies in a fast growing maritime and offshore cluster with an ambition for innovation.


Via the Maritime Port Authority (MPA), the Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) and Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) Singapore is investing in research and education to promote advanced technology and processes in sustainable transportation. Dutch companies have the opportunity to play an important role in this field.


Key Objectives

  • Provide a networking and information platform for companies active in this sector in Singapore (and SEA) and be a source of information for newcomers
  • Facilitate interaction between Singaporean and Dutch entities (government, education institutes, research entities and businesses)
  • Promote commercial interests and trade between the Netherlands and Singapore

Committee members

  • Dave Wisse
    SMIT Singapore (Boskalis), Chair
  • Maarten Jongen
    Damen Shipyards Singapore
  • Jaap Zwikker
    Heerema Marine Contractors
  • Elvin Sng
    Boskalis Offshore
  • Rutger Bierman
    London Offshore Consultants

Year Plan 2018

Regular events are organized such as seminars and lectures by ADB-Dutchcham members or guest speakers about interesting topics in the maritime & offshore industry. Furthermore, we try to organize visits to Dutch and/or local maritime & offshore companies in Singapore; experience the challenging working environment at a yard, warehouse or on board of a vessel in combination with networking, knowledge sharing and ‘building cultural bridges’.


Resources and links


Dave Wisse:


Mirjam Hansen: