The roles of the International Committee are:
1. to address policy issues affecting international shipping and trade;
2. to maintain relations with foreign shipping bodies to promote mutual interests to the benefit of international shipping and trade;
3. to make representations to governments or bodies, local or foreign on any policies or actions that directly or indirectly affect international shipping and trade;
4. to represent the Association at international shipping meetings and conventions;
5. to work with the national government on matters affecting international shipping and trade.
The roles of the Technical Committee are:
1. to address technical, safety, security, environmental and training issues and proposals of various bodies such as but not limited to the International Maritime
Organisation and the International Labour Organisation, and which may affect the shipping industry;
2. to make representations to government departments and other relevant authorities;
3. to work with regional and international industry associations in support of its courses of actions
4. to develop standards in compliance with international conventions to enhance the marine industry in Singapore.
The roles of the Services Committee are:
1 to address the national government’s policies which affect the shipping industry in Singapore, not already addressed by the International Committee;
2. to work with the national government on matters affecting domestic shipping and trade;
3. to make representations to government departments, statutory bodies, industry organisations or individuals on matters relating to domestic operations and policies affecting the shipping industry;
4. to network with other local industry organisations in furtherance of the objectives of the Association
5. to promote Singapore’s reputation for reliability and high standards in the marine industry,
6. to develop and conduct vocational training courses, talks, seminars and conferences to encourage greater understanding of the latest shipping developments and
trends for the benefit of shore-based personnel.
Legal & Marine Insurance Committee
Sham Jacobrao PALAURE
Senior Loss Adjuster
Whitelaw Chartered Loss Adjusters and Surveyors
The roles of the Legal Committee are:
1. to review any proposed or new international conventions and regulations directly and significantly affecting Singapore ship operators and to advise the IAMCS Council
or the appropriate IAMCS Committee or Sub-Committee on their potential effect on IAMCS Members and to make recommendations as to their adoption by Singapore;
2. to review any proposed or new Singapore legislation and regulations directly and significantly affecting Singapore ship operators and to advise the IAMCS Council or
the appropriate IAMCS Committee or Sub-Committee on its potential effect on IAMCS Members and to make any recommendations;
3. to review, as the Committee considers appropriate, legal decisions of the courts of Singapore, England and other major maritime jurisdictions brought to the
attention of the Committee and directly and significantly affecting Singapore ship operators and to advise the IAMCS Council or the appropriate IAMCS Committee or
Sub-Committee on their potential effect on IAMCS Members and to make any recommendations;
4. to review marine insurance wording and market developments, and identify and seek to resolve any issues arising;
5. to advise on ways to enhance the provision of marine insurance;
6. to accept referrals from the the association Council and, as appropriate, from the Committees and Sub-Committees for advice on legal matters;
7. to liaise with and make representations to the Attorney-General's Chambers and the Maritime and Port Authority and International Chamber of
Shipping regarding the matters given in (a) to (f) above, but in all cases not to commit the IAMCS to any matters of policy without the prior approval of the the association Council.
Offshore Services Committee
The newest of the Association’s Operational Committees, the Offshore Services Committee was formed in 2015:
1. To address all technical, safety, environmental and training issues and proposals that may affect the offshore marine industry;
2. To address domestic and international policy guidelines, rules or regulations affecting the offshore marine industry;
3. To make representations to governments or bodies, local or foreign, on problems or issues affecting offshore marine operations in Singapore;
4. To work with regional and international industry associations in support of its courses of actions;
5. To promote and protect the interests of the association offshore & marine industry members in general;
6. To promote and enhance Singapore’s reputation as a hub for the offshore marine sector.
Young Executive Group Committee
Under the guidance of the Councillors, the YEG will undertake the following tasks:
1. that new YEG members are recruited on a regular basis;
2. ensure an interesting and relevant series of networking events and programs are developed for the benefit of YEG members,
3. maintain ongoing contact with governmental, educational or corporate organizations for suggestions on possible events and speakers,
4. elect appropriate venues and price events to meet financial prudence,
5. solicit sponsorships for key events.
6. assist in any other activities that will be recommended by the IAMCS Council from time to time in order to support and achieve the objectives of IAMCS.
General Affairs Committee
Osmar DE OLIVEIRA MARTINS
Mananing Director (Business Development)
VCA International Loss Adjusters
The roles of the General Affairs Committee are:
1. To handle general publications of the Association
2. To organise social activities for the Members
3. To deal with the news media
4. To handle the administrative affairs of the Secretariat.