Over the last few weeks, we have been sharing our thoughts about the implications of the global pandemic on our sector, especially concerning SE Asia and Singapore. We are fortunate to have one of the most stable economies in the world, with no net debt and high government revenue. We are also the world’s top maritime capital but we remain a small island nation whose fortunes are equally dependent on the ebb and flow of the wider global economy.
In our blog last week, we shared some thoughts on the “new normal” we’re facing in the maritime sector; as we begin to emerge from the pandemic crisis of the last 6 months, the risks to global trade and the benefits of digital disruption have come to the fore. Today, we’re looking at one of the early winners in all the chaos. If there is one aspect of life that is benefiting from the COVID19 pandemic, it’s the environment.
On our first day returning to work after the Chinese New Year holiday, the team here gathered to begin executing our business plan for the year ahead.
Suddenly, out of nowhere, we were blind-sided by the wrecking ball of COVID19 which took root in Singapore in late January, and with that, we had to begin accepting that perhaps we were no longer quite masters of our business destiny.
The Covid-19 situation and its implications to businesses call for radical changes of how we are operating. Safe distancing measures and the minimisation of direct human interaction have accelerated technological development and deployment. For our industry, the use and application of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) in the space of underwater hull inspections and hull cleaning activities will become the norm.
The Covid-19 pandemic has strongly disrupted lives, families, communities and businesses for the past few months with our Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) business being no exclusion. As we currently had to cease all our client facing operations, we have taken this opportunity to shift our focus to the continuous improvement of our internal processes, and in particular our quality and technical competency standards.
ogether, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global Covid-19 pandemic is affecting all of our families, businesses, communities, and the way we have been experiencing life.
I would like to share with you a brief update on how we, Dive Marine Group Services, are managing the current situation and its consequences to our business and services as well as your own. Read More
5 MARCH 2020
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Client Update – COVID-19
Preventative Policy at Dive Marine Group of Services (DMGS)
n 7 February 2020, the Ministry of Health raised the Dorscon Alert Level to Orange in response to the emerging COVID-19 virus in Singapore. To ensure we play our part in mitigating the risks we face in managing this virus, I have implemented a comprehensive set of measures laid out in our Biological Risk Response Procedures Policy. This has been fully briefed to all our staff, and I want to take this opportunity to share what we are doing to ensure the continued safety of our teams, our visitors, our suppliers and our clients. Read More
The biggest ever shake-up in Singapore’s shipping industry is set to come into force in less than a months’ time. In fact, all over the world, maritime regulators, ship owners, port authorities and countless stakeholders are feverishly preparing for January 1 2020.