Standard Club Asia is celebrating its 25th year in Singapore in 2022. An offshoot of the Standard Club, it was the first protection and indemnity mutual to pick the Lion City as its regional head office for the Asia-Pacific region.

Most others started their Asian operations in Hong Kong.

The club has its own shipowner board, with Bhumindr Harinsuit of Thailand’s Harinsuit Transport as its chairman.

Speaking to TradeWinds, Standard Club Asia managing director David Roberts said Singapore’s keen interest in expanding its maritime services, coupled with the strong support of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore, attracted the Standard Club to the city-state.