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SAF Day 2020

While Singapore continues to take on the challenges due to COVID 19 and embracing the new normal, our National Servicemen continue to steadfastly play their roles in safeguarding our borders as well as supporting our nation’s fight against COVID-19 - readily stepping up to discharge their duties to the nation with full commitment and professionalism.   CDAS salute our National Servicemen for all their contributions to the nation’s peace and security, particularly in this time of unprecedented need. As we commemorate SAF Day on 1 Jul, we would like to encourage you to join us in showing appreciation and support [...]

By |2020-06-30T17:01:27+08:0030 June 2020|News|0 Comments

CDAS Virtual Annual General Meeting

(Note this event is exclusive to CDAS Members only) Notice is hereby given that the 29th Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held by electronic means on 26 June 2020 at 10:00 a.m. The notice and invitations has been sent out to members via email. Members who wish to attend are advised to check their email and contact us if they have not received it. In light of the COVID-19 situation and pursuant to the relevant order under the COVID19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020, the following arrangements will be adopted for the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”):- Members will [...]

By |2020-06-12T10:08:29+08:0011 June 2020|News|0 Comments

Key Requirements for Safe Management at Workplaces

From 2 June, more businesses will be able to gradually resume activities at workplaces. Before you can do so, businesses will need to put in place mandatory Safe Management Measures. To reinforce the importance of these measures and allow your staffs to better understand the key requirements, MTI has produced the following communication collaterals for your easy reference: Click here to download Infographic – individual frames Click here to download Materials published in main dallies (in all four languages) Click here to download Animated video For more information on Safe Management Measures and sector-specific requirements, please visit: https://covid.gobusiness.gov.sg/safemanagement/general (“Safe Management [...]

By |2020-05-29T14:58:32+08:0029 May 2020|News|0 Comments

Fortitude Budget 2020 for Businesses

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat had announced the $33 billion Fortitude Budget in Parliament yesterday. The fourth Budget contained additional and enhanced support measures to help workers and businesses cope with the economic fallout of COVID-19. In total, the Government has set aside $92.9 billion to help our people get through this unprecedented crisis. The booklet and infographics from the Ministry of Finance (MOF) will give you an overview of the various measures. You may wish to visit https://www.singaporebudget.gov.sg/budget_2020/fortitude-budget/fortitude-budget-statement to read DPM’s speech in full and refer to the Budget Annexes for more details on the [...]

By |2020-05-27T12:53:16+08:0027 May 2020|News|0 Comments

Exiting the Circuit Breaker on 2 June 2020

The Government has announced Circuit Breaker measures will be gradually eased from 2 June 2020, and businesses will be allowed to resume activities in a phased manner.   The road ahead to a new COVID-safe environment may be long. But with everyone playing their part and staying united, we can get through this and emerge stronger from this experience.   Gradual Resumption of Activities and Services   Besides the businesses that have been operating as at 1 June 2020, firms that operate in settings with lower transmission risks may resume activities.   The list of businesses (accurate as of 19 [...]

By |2020-05-20T12:12:09+08:0020 May 2020|News|0 Comments

Requirements for Safe Management Measures at the Workplace

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM), the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) have issued details on Safe Management Measures required of businesses allowed to resume operations. Businesses must: Implement a system of Safe Management Measures at workplaces; Reduce physical interaction and ensure safe distancing at workplaces; Support contact tracing requirements – through implementing SafeEntry; Require employees to wear personal protective equipment where needed, and observe good personal hygiene; Ensure cleanliness of workplace premises; Implement health checks and protocols to manage potential cases.   Please ensure the necessary Safe Management Measures are prepared and implemented [...]

By |2020-05-11T08:50:16+08:0011 May 2020|News|0 Comments

#SGUnited and Standing in Solidarity with Our Friends and Healthcare Workers

As Singapore continues its fight against the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, many have come together to show their support and solidarity with us. One of which was Switzerland, who illuminated the Swiss Alps with projections of images, including the flags of countries around the world. On 25 April, they projected Singapore's flag onto the alps, along with a message of solidarity, "In the city-state Singapore, different ethnic groups live together peacefully. The country is well organized and clean: similar characteristics are attributed to Switzerland. We show solidarity with the people of Singapore and send a sign of hope." On 25th April, [...]

By |2020-04-26T13:11:32+08:0026 April 2020|News|0 Comments

Extension of Circuit Breaker Period and Tightened List of Essential Services

1.    The Government is extending the Circuit Breaker period by another four weeks until 1 June 2020 (inclusive). They will monitor the situation closely, and may be able to gradually ease some of the measures if there is a significant decline in our local transmission numbers. 2.    The Government will provide the same level of support to workers and businesses for the extended Circuit Breaker period. Tightened list of essential services and measures for workplaces that remain open 3.    The Multi-Ministry Taskforce has announced that fewer businesses will be permitted to operate during the Circuit Breaker. This will further reduce the [...]

By |2020-04-22T10:50:46+08:0022 April 2020|News|0 Comments

Solidarity Budget 2020 for Businesses

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat introduced the Solidarity Budget yesterday, 6 April 2020. The Solidarity Budget measures are in response to the circuit-breaker measures announced and are over and above those introduced under Budget 2020 and the Resilience Budget.   The attached booklet and infographics from the Ministry of Finance (MOF) gives businesses an overview of the various measures. You may wish to visit https://www.singaporebudget.gov.sg/budget_2020/solidarity-budget to read DPM’s speech in full and refer to the Budget Annex for more details on the measures announced.   Solidarity Budget Booklet Solidarity Budget Infographic Infographic on support for businesses [...]

By |2020-04-08T15:26:18+08:007 April 2020|News|0 Comments

COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill: 6 month Relief from rental payments, loan instalments, etc. (FAQs, Infographics)

The Ministry of Law will be passing a new legislation, entitled “COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill”.   The new law will enable companies’ whose businesses have been adversely affected by Covid-19 to seek relief from fulfilling their contractual obligations such as paying rent, paying instalments on bank loans, fulfilling their construction contracts, etc for a period of six months. The bill will be read in Parliament and come into effect in mid-April. This legislation should be seen as part of an overall package containing the two budgets and the measures from MAS and the banks.   The objectives of the Bill [...]

By |2020-04-07T15:30:17+08:007 April 2020|News|0 Comments

Notice of Office Closure in View of Current COVID-19 Situation

In view of current COVID-19 situation, CDAS has decided to put in place additional stricter precautionary measures following MOM’s guidelines to reduce risk of further local transmission of COVID-19. Thus, please be informed that with effect from 6 April 2020, all CDAS secretariat will be adopting a work-from-home practice until further notice. Rest assured that our operations remain unaffected, and that we will continue to serve the industry and maintain our daily operations via emails, telephone and video conferencing. We will also remain reachable via all of our existing telephone lines. Your kind understanding will be most appreciated. For any [...]

By |2020-04-03T17:20:50+08:003 April 2020|News|0 Comments

Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contractual Obligations Due to COVID-19 Situation

The Ministry of Law has just announced its intention to introduce the “COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Bill”. The Bill will enable companies’ whose businesses have been adversely affected by Covid-19 to seek relief from fulfilling their contractual obligations such as paying rent, paying instalments on bank loans, fulfilling their construction contracts, etc for a period of six months.   The Bill will cover the following categories of contracts: Leases or licences for non-residential immovable property (e.g. lease for factory premises); Construction contract or supply contract (e.g. contract for the supply of materials); Contracts for the provision of goods and services (e.g. [...]

By |2020-04-03T09:19:27+08:003 April 2020|News|0 Comments

Supplementary Budget 2020 for Businesses

In the Supplementary Budget 2020 Statement delivered on 26 March 2020, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat shared about the additional support measures for workers, businesses and households in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Booklet and infographics from the Ministry of Finance (MOF) give businesses an overview of the various measures attached in the links below: 1. Resilience Budget – Infographics link 2. Stay Healthy Biz link 3. Resilience Budget – Budget Booklet link   You may wish to visit https://www.singaporebudget.gov.sg/budget_2020/resilience-budget to read DPM’s speech in full and refer to the Budget Annex for more details on [...]

By |2020-03-27T15:47:31+08:0027 March 2020|News|0 Comments

[Key Update] COVID-19 Advisory for Businesses – Updated 21 March 2020

Update: 21 March 2020 Enterprise Singapore has updated their business advisory based on the latest updates from the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Manpower, as attached. Advisory on COVID-19 for Businesses 200320_final 930pm  Updated Travel Advisory and Restrictions Everyone are strongly encouraged to review work-related travel plans, and defer all travel abroad with immediate effect. Do also obtain a travel declaration from your employees. Should any of your employees still proceed to travel overseas, you may require them to use their annual leave entitlements to cover the duration of their mandatory Stay-Home Notice (SHN), or any extended period of [...]

By |2020-03-23T10:32:07+08:0021 March 2020|News|0 Comments

Travel advisory and travel restrictions

Please note the latest precautionary measures to prevent further importation of COVID-19 cases, for immediate circulation and action. Attached are press releases from the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Manpower on the above matter; as well as Minister Chan Chun Sing’s Facebook post. (https://www.facebook.com/175816112470380/posts/3039000042818625/). Key updates to note: Travel advisory and travel restrictions Defer all non-essential overseas travel for the next 30 days, with immediate effect. This advisory will be reviewed thereafter. 1. From 16 March 2020, 2359 hours, all travellers (including Singapore Residents, long term pass holders, and short term visitors) entering Singapore with recent travel history [...]

By |2020-03-16T11:44:59+08:0016 March 2020|News|0 Comments

[CMS Update] Cessation of CMS Booking at Eng Kong Container Depots

This is a reminder for all CMS users for a circular that went out to users on 31 January 2020. Please be informed that Eng Kong Container Depots has ceased the requirement for CMS Bookings with effect from 15 February 2020. The last day users will require booking at their depot was on 14 February 2020. Please ensure that your controllers and drivers are informed of this change. For any clarifications, please do not hesitate to contact us at 6513-3173.

By |2020-03-11T11:45:40+08:0011 March 2020|News|0 Comments

Key Budget 2020 Measures for Businesses

Budget 2020 has unveiled new measures and initiatives to support Singapore businesses, as they continue to be the main focus for Singapore’s development and growth. To help businesses remain well-informed of key announcements, Enterprise Singapore has put together a useful list of resources and materials below.   Learn how Budget 2020 will impact your businesses and find out about the new programmes and schemes that will further support you. Enterprise Singapore Budget 2020 Overview Learn about new measures and initiatives that help businesses develop new capabilities and tap new growth opportunities. enterprisesg.gov.sg/budget-2020   Enterprise Singapore Keep Growing Content Hub Find [...]

By |2020-03-06T09:42:14+08:006 March 2020|News|0 Comments

[Key Updates] COVID-19 for Businesses

Enterprise Singapore has updated their advisory to businesses on their website in accordance with updates from the Ministry of Health (MOH) and the Ministry of Manpower (MOM): www.enterprisesg.gov.sg/covid-19 Here are the key updates to note: Implementation of Stay-Home Notice (SHN) All Singapore residents and long-term pass holders with recent travel history to mainland China (outside of Hubei) within the last 14 days will now be issued a Stay-Home Notice (SHN) upon their return to Singapore. With the introduction of SHN, no new Leaves of Absence (LOA) will be issued. Those who are currently on LOA will continue to serve out [...]

By |2020-02-26T09:58:14+08:0024 February 2020|News|0 Comments

Singapore Budget 2020

In the 2020 Budget Statement delivered earlier today on 18 February 2020, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat shared about the measures that the Government will put in place to support businesses through the uncertainties in the global environment while preparing them to capture the opportunities in the future. During the budget speech, the CDAS ePayment Solution was also mentioned briefly. CDAS is hard at work to developing this solution to help address the long-term industry pain points, that aims to help the container depot and logistics players work Faster, Easier, and Better, with significant cost and [...]

By |2020-02-19T10:15:50+08:0018 February 2020|News|0 Comments

Supporting Our Frontline Healthcare Staff

CDAS together with 10 other Trade Associations, joined SCCCI to publish a poem written by local poet Tan Chee Lay, to mark respect and tribute to all our frontline healthcare workers for their selfless acts of courage in dealing with the COVID-19. To all doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals, we THANK YOU! CDAS fully supports our frontline and healthcare workers, who are working hard to fight the COVID-19 outbreak. Let us work together in a calm and supportive manner, and help each other in this time of need, and together we can pull through this together, as we have done [...]

By |2020-02-18T23:10:22+08:0017 February 2020|News|0 Comments