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Collaboration on digitalisation ramps up in Q2 2023

Collaboration on digitalisation ramps up in Q2 2023

25 May 2023

Q2 2023 has so far been a busy quarter for collaboration on maritime digitalisation - one of the key themes at this year’s Europort - with Singapore proving to be a hub for developments.

Early April saw the launch of 'Studio 30 50’, a Singapore-based digital venture studio led by local tanker company Hafnia. Focusing on a range of ESG topics concerning shipping, Studio 30 50 will fund innovations targeting enhanced efficiencies across the maritime supply chain.

During Singapore Maritime Week, the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) launched its Centre for Maritime Digitalisation (C4MD) with the goal of developing advanced digital solutions for smart shipping, port systems and decarbonisation.

News of A*STAR’s C4MD was followed by the announcement of a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Europort exhibitor Wärtsilä. Under the MoU, MPA and Wärtsilä will seek to enable the introduction of next-generation renewable fuels, optimise digital port operations and develop future talent.

Meanwhile, work continues to establish a green and digital corridor between MPA and the Port of Rotterdam following the signing of an MoU in August 2022. The longest of its kind in the world, the digital trade lane will facilitate safe, efficient and sustainable shipping.

Join the discussion on digitalisation at Europort 2023, 7-10 November at Rotterdam Ahoy.