Captain Sukhjit Singh, Master Mariner, MS, PG Dip, AFNI

Captain Sukhjit Singh, Master Mariner, MS, PG Dip, AFNI Image

University of Gibraltar:

Head of School (Maritime Science)
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Captain Sukhjit Singh is a practitioner turned academic with over 25 years of experience in the maritime sector which includes last 8 years in the field of maritime training, education, and research. With years of active service on-board various types of merchant marine vessels, his key areas of specialization include new building supervisions & trials, dry docks, initial surveys, development, and implementation of Safety Management Systems (SMS) and Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plans (SEEMP).

He is an experienced auditor of Integrated Management Systems according to the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and ISM code. In addition to his professional qualification, he holds an MS in International management (Oil and Gas) from the University of Liverpool, a Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Energy Management from the World Maritime University and Certificate in University Teaching from Ontario University. Captain Singh is also actively engaged in various capacity building and training activities with International Maritime Organisation (IMO) projects.

Capt. Singh enjoys remaining close to sea and facilitate learning of next generation maritime leaders and executives.

Research Interests

Having a good grasp of various aspects of Maritime operations and experience in developing Human Resources and Energy management practices, Captain Singh’s research interests include Sustainable Shipping, Circular Economy, Climate action, Energy efficiency, Maritime informatics, Integrated Management Systems and Safety Management within Maritime domain. As a certified technical expert, Capt. Sukhjit Singh has also participated in the technical review of the fourth biennial reports of Parties included in Annex I to the UNFCC Convention.

He is currently Technical Head for the Maritime Technology Cooperation Centre (MTCC) Caribbean, one of the five centres established under GMN project to promote technologies and operations to improve energy efficiency in the maritime sector and help navigate shipping into a low-carbon future. Development and impacts of such initiatives in developing countries, in particular, Small Islands Developing States (SIDS), are his main areas of research.

Teaching and Lecturing Experience

  • Experienced in delivery of various courses on numerous subjects at Postgraduate and undergraduate level like Sustainable Shipping, General Ship Knowledge, Health and Safety, Safety Management, Navigation, Celestial Navigation, Naval Architecture, Cargo Operations, Ship Stability, International Conventions, Marine Passage Planning, Electronic Navigation Systems and Simulator training.
  • Management, accreditation and validation of Diploma, BSc and Masters progamme including online mode.
  • Taught courses at undergraduate – postgraduate levels >3000 contact hours.
  • Various MCA-approved STCW short courses.
  • Development, management and delivery of Officer Training Programme for Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard.
  • Supervision of MSc and BSc student research projects.

Selected Publications

  • Singh S., Sengupta B. (2021) Sustainable Maritime Transport and Maritime Informatics. In: Lind M., Michaelides M., Ward R., T. Watson R. (eds) Maritime Informatics. Progress in IS. Springer, Cham.
  • Forcellati C.L., Georgeson C., Lind M., Singh S., Sjöberger C., Woxenius J. (2021) Support for Financial Decision-Making. In: Lind M., Michaelides M., Ward R., T. Watson R. (eds) Maritime Informatics. Progress in IS. Springer, Cham.
  • Singh, S., Nanan, S., Balkaran, S., Rambarath-Parasram, V., Parris, T., Razack, M. and Mahabir-Lee, S. (2020) Assessment of GHG Emissions Reduction Measures on-board Commercial Ships Operating in the Caribbean Region. Chaguaramas, Trinidad: MTCC Caribbean. Available at:
  • Singh, S., Parris, T., Mahabir‐Lee, S., Rambarath‐Parasram,V., Nanan, S., Balkaran, S. and Razack. M. (2020) An Assessment of Technology Needs in Energy Efficiency in Maritime Shipping in the Caribbean. Chaguaramas, Trinidad: MTCC Caribbean. Available at:
  • Rambarath-Parasram, V., Razack, M., Singh, S., Nanan, S., Balkaran, S., Mahabir-Lee, S., and Parris, T. (2020) Reflections on Capacity Building for Climate Action in Maritime Shipping in the Caribbean. Chaguaramas, Trinidad: MTCC Caribbean. Available at:
  • Singh, S. & Nanan, S. (2019) ‘Reducing emissions from ships in port areas of Trinidad and Tobago’. Proceedings of the 1st UTT research Symposium, August 10th, Port of Spain, Trinidad.
  • Singh, S. and Rambarath-Parasram, V. (2018) Considerations for the Latin American and Caribbean Region in Light of the Global Move Towards Low Carbon Shipping. In: García Alcaraz J., Rivera Cadavid L., González-Ramírez R., Leal Jamil G., Chong Chong M. (eds) Best Practices in Manufacturing Processes. Springer, Cham.
  • Rambarath-Parasram, V., Singh, S. and Aiken, D. (2018) Overcoming the Challenges to Maritime Energy Efficiency in the Caribbean. In: Ölçer, A., Kitada, M., Dalaklis, D., Ballini, F. (eds) Trends and Challenges in Maritime Energy Management, 1st ed. Springer Nature. Chapter DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-74576-3_6
    The WMU publication, “Trends and Challenges in Maritime Energy Management” was one of Springer’s most downloaded law books in 2018. The book provides an overview of contemporary trends and challenges in maritime energy management (MEM) including broader industry perspectives, as well as academia, and regulatory bodies.
  • Lind, M., Haraldson, S., Carson-Jackson, J., Gardeitchik, J., Singh, S., Zuesongdham, P., Morton, R., Pettersson, S., Pernia, O. and Larsen, S. (2021) Ports as Multidimensional Hubs. In: Lind M., Michaelides M., Ward R., Watson R.T. (eds) Maritime Informatics. Progress in IS. Springer, Cham.
  • Watson, R. T., Haraldson, S., Lind, M., Rygh, T., Singh, S., Thomas, D.,Ward, R. (2021) FOUNDATIONS OF MARITIME INFORMATICS. Proceedings of 2021 World of Shipping Portugal. Presented at the 2021 World of Shipping Portugal. An International Research Conference on Maritime Affairs 28-29 January 2021, Online Conference, from Portugal to the World. Retrieved from
  • Sookram, N., Ramsewak, D., & Singh, S. (2021) The Conceptualization of an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Ship–Shore Delivery Service for the Maritime Industry of Trinidad. Drones, 5(3), 76. MDPI AG. Retrieved from