French Maritime Cluster

 

French Maritime Cluster

 

President: Mr Gilles Bonavita, GB-Performance

Vice-President: Mr Nicolas Sartini, APL

Vice-President: Mr Frédéric Vazzoler, Total Marine Fuels

 

French Chamber Contact: Sylvie Berthaud

 

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French Maritime Cluster (CMA CGM)

Description

The French Maritime Cluster Committee in Singapore (FMCCS) has been created by the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore with Cluster Maritime Français (CMF). The committee’s main goal is to promote the French maritime economy in the Asia-Pacific area. With the interest of all French Chamber and CMF members in mind, this committee offers opinions and expertise on current issues and business trend perspectives. It delivers key insights into doing business in the maritime sector in Singapore and in the region. 

 

This committee endeavours to be an accurate tool for the promotion and strengthening of maritime sector in the region, thanks to a business club led by dynamic members with a regional perspective. 

Supported Events

Cyber Resilience Forums, taking place during APM on 15 March 2018.

Members of the French Chamber of Commerce will benefit from 30% discount. Please contact Sylvie if you are interested: sberthaud@fccsingapore.com

Cyber Resilience Forums Cyber security is high on our agenda with ever-increasing threats being proven to disrupt business continuity. Real life examples in the maritime industry, and related sectors; including ports, terminals and the supply chain, clearly demonstrate the impact of cyber-attacks. An up-to-date insight into the cyber-threat landscape is imperative to protect our business processes and data from attacks, damage or security breaches.

Ship operators need to analyse potential risks, explore legal aspects, and incorporate cyber resilience into their daily operations in order to organise business operations to reduce vulnerability. 

In this era of the connected ship, with developments such as the cloud, IoT, electronic data exchange in the logistic chain, electronic navigation systems, we rely increasingly on technology, which makes cyber resilience business critical.

So, how do we embed this into the maritime organisation, and how do we incorporate cyber security into all our systems and operations? If incidents occur, how do we respond and make the necessary contingency or recovery plans? We will also investigate regulations and guidelines to develop a safe, compliant, cyber capability in shipping.

The human factor is often claimed to be the weakest link. Ship operators need to increase cyber awareness both in the office and on-board. In this Forum, we will discuss ways to mobilise internal commitment, set up training and incorporate cyber awareness into daily procedures. More information: http://www.singapore.thedigitalship.com/

 

Highlights

 

On 11 December 2017 took place the mid-term meeting with the ESSEC Students for this year's Asian Strategy Challenge.

Diane DUQUESNE, Isabelle OLIVERI, Paul FIASCAN and Alexandre LEMOINE have "carte blanche" to find out how to settle a Maritime Digital Ecosystem in the area and think about an innovative product or service for the members of the French Maritime Cluster.

 

The project team can count on the support of:

 

Xavie PAVIE, Asia Strategy Challenge Tutor, Director of the iMagination Center at ESSEC

Gilles Bonavita, President of the French Cluster Maritime Committee, Director of GB-Performance

Frederic VAZZOLER, VP of the French Cluster Maritime Committee, Global Sales Director at Total Marine Fuel

Benoit COSSERAT, Business Development Manager at CMA CGM Asia Regional Office

Sylvie BERTHAUD, in charge of the French Cluster Maritime Committee at the French Chamber of Commerce

 

 

 

  • Oct 2017 | Exceptional Meeting with Mr Frederic Moncany de Saint-Aignan President of the French Maritime Cluster (CMF)

On 4 October 2017, the French Chamber organised an exceptional networking meeting and drink with the President of the CMF, Mr Frederic Moncany de Saint-Aignan. Following the meeting, the President invited some of the principal actors of the maritime industry in Singapore for a casual dinner.

 

 

  • Apr 2017 | French Maritime Positioning: Final Report and Recommendations by ESSEC Students

With the support of the French Chamber of Commerce in Singapore and the French Maritime Cluster in Singapore, SMIB students from ESSEC Business School have produced a report on recommendations on how French companies can match Singapore’s maritime strategy on the long run.

 

 

After the first event organised at ESSEC Campus in February, students emphasised on the main challenges the industry is facing along with executives coming from all sectors: Environment, New technology and Education.

 

Taking into account the feedback received from the stakeholders, students worked hard to deliver a final report which established recommendations to answer those challenges and help French companies to be at the forefront of maritime industry.

 

The meeting was also an opportunity for Maritime industry players to network over a great breakfast.

 

Download the Final Report here and the presentation slides here

 

  • Feb 2017 | Visit of PSA Port of Singapore

Nicolas Sartini, CEO of APL & VP of French Maritime Cluster Committee in Singapore (FMCCS) and his team welcomed members of the French Chamber’s FMCCS, on 17 February 2017, on a journey into the container shipping world.

 

 

Photo Gallery

Committee Documents (members’ only)

Apr 2018  | A Conversation with Frédéric Barnaud, Group Ceo of Pavilion Energy
Feb 2018 | One Belt One Road and its impact on the maritime industry
Apr 2017 | Report on Maritime Strategy - ESSEC Business School.pdf
Mar 2017 |

Piracy in South East Asia - French Naval Academy

Jan 2017 | LNG as a clean bunkering fuel for a green mobility - ENGIE.pdf
May 2016 | A Key Player in the Container Maritime Industry Consolidation - CMA CGM.pdf
Apr 2016 | Singapore an International Maritime Centre - MPA.pdf
Mar 2016 | Maritime Singapore Green Initiative - MPA.pdf
Sep 2015 | World Ocean Council.pdf
Jun 2014 | French Maritime Cluster Committee Guidelines.pdf

Past Events

10 Jan 2017 - 08:30
Speakers: Mr Denis Bonhomme, Senior Vice President Business Development Asia, ENGIE Global LNG
29 Nov 2016 - 18:30
Speakers: Aeronautics, Space, Defence & Security, French Cluster Maritime and Energy/Infrastructure Networking Event
18 May 2016 - 08:30
Speakers: Mr Nicolas Sartini - Group Senior Vice President, Head of Mission - CMA CGM
5 Apr 2016 - 08:30
Speakers: Mr TAY Yeow Min, Ms Ina FOO, Ms Bernice YEOH from the International Maritime Centre department of MPA