WOMAR is pleased to partner with the Singapore Management University (SMU) in a first of its kind program called Maritime Economics Concentration (MEC) to develop undergraduates for the maritime sector.

Today’s growing and dynamic maritime industry requires a dedicated workforce with holistic skills & knowledge to assume positions of responsibility across shipping companies, shipyards, rig builders, ports and maritime logistics companies. SMU’s MEC will give students a rich blend of academic knowledge and industry immersion through courses like Maritime Economics, Port Economics & Management, Ship Financing, Maritime Law, Shipping Business and Supply Chain Management. The programme is further fortified with experiential learning opportunities comprising internships, overseas Industry Study Missions and site visits to companies operating in the maritime sector.

“There is a great need for students with specialised background knowledge of Singapore's shipping and maritime companies. WOMAR is proud to be partner of the Maritime Economics Concentration, and we are happy to offer scholarships and internships to enhance the learning experience of SMU’s MEC students” , says Mr Hans Van der Zijde, CEO of Womar Logistics and an industry partner of the MEC.

MEC is supported by MPA and a growing number of other industry partners such as Shell, DNB bank & Pacific International Lines.