MPA Singapore and WMU Agree Leadership MoU


World Maritime University (WMU) and the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on global leadership training.

The agreement, which will also see the two parties collaborate on capacity building for the maritime community, was signed by Quah Ley Hoon, MPA Chief Executive, and Dr. Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU.

According to a statement, the partnership will focus on the education of maritime leaders and leadership development programmes.


Quah Ley Hoon, CEO of MPA, and Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry, President of WMU (Credit: WMU)


In addition to week-long field studies in Singapore for WMU students specializing in port management, the MPA Academy will also host the aforementioned field studies for students from the Shipping Management and Logistics (SML) specialisation.

Hoon said: “MPA Academy and the WMU are close partners in the area of advancing training in the maritime industry.

“This enhanced Memorandum of Understanding with WMU reaffirms Singapore's relentless commitment and support to global maritime leadership training and IMO’s agenda of training.”

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Doumbia-Henry added: “WMU is committed to post-graduate education, research and capacity building in the maritime and ocean fields that support the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

“Our students’ opportunity to visit one of the busiest ports in the world deepens their knowledge of port operations and administration, and supports the maritime-capacity building mission of WMU.

“The first-class research undertaken at WMU will inform decision-making in the maritime field and will benefit the shipping industry and all its stakeholders.”

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