SOS' Strong Digital Presence at Capital Link Operational Excellence in Shipping Forum

At the 10th Annual Capital Link Operational Excellence in Shipping Forum, Singapore Organisation of Seamen (SOS) set up a digital booth where it provided participants the opportunity to engage themselves with a virtual tour and view the union’s consistent effort in safeguarding the interest and well-being of seafarers.

SOS is one of the many global and recognised industry leaders that appeared at the two-day networking event on 16 and 17 June 2020. Through several interactive and digital platforms at the event, participants were able to get in touch with different components of the maritime industry – think shipping companies, charterers, government and non-governmental industry associations, to name but a couple – and, even, join in group discussions as well as conferences online.

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SOS Samudra: Shipping forum

SOS digital presence was flying high at this year’s biggest digital maritime conference – the 10th Annual Capital Link Operational Excellence in Shipping Forum.

Held on 16 and 17 June 2020, the forum featured a stellar line-up, with industry leaders from all over the world, connected on-line and addressing a global audience on critical industry topics.

The unique two-day networking event enabled through technology connected stakeholders in the maritime industry such as shipping companies, charterers, government, and non-government industry associations, classification societies, P&I Clubs, Registries, technology & service providers, and the financial and investment community. Through an interactive platform, conference attendees could join live chat rooms, participate in group discussions, tour and engage with exhibitors, and could even manage their conference materials with their own virtual briefcase.

SOS had a digital booth set up at the forum, where participants could go on a virtual tour and view how the union has been looking after the welfare of seafarers who are key workers. It was a unique experience for the global audience and a great way of connecting through technology.

Into it’s 10th run, the Capital Link Shipping Forum is the only forum that showcases Operational Excellence in the Maritime Sector and explores Best Industry Practices across all major areas such as fleet management, technological innovation, crewing, energy efficiency and the environment, safety & security. This year, the forum paid special attention to operational challenges brought about by COVID-19, sustainability and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) considerations, and new challenges on ship safety, security, and human resources.