The shipping industry is going to require more specialist expertise to address the changing business environment brought on by current geopolitical and economic issues, Singapore’s top shipowner has said.

“I think the core skills to run a shipping company are going to remain,” said Andreas Sohmen-Pao, speaking at Singapore Maritime Week. “It’s not going to be drastically different 10 years from now.”

“But obviously if we say we want to do digitialisation, and we want to do decarbonisation then we are going to need more technical people, more technological people.”