Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and classification society DNV GL on Wednesday (30 October) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to further maritime research & development (R&D) efforts at Singapore.
The MoU maps out a three-year R&D collaboration in the key areas of decarbonisation and digital transformation for sustainable and smart maritime ecosystems including:
“The operating environment ahead for the maritime industry will be defined by three trends – digitalisation, disruption and decarbonisation,” said Ms Quah Ley Hoon, MPA Chief Executive.
“The unprecedented pace of change we face today would affect maritime trade flows, transform business models and impact our collective commitment to sustainability. These demands present the global maritime community with opportunities to come together and cooperate on these issues.”
“Decarbonisation and digitalisation are two important trends shaping the maritime industry,” notes Remi Eriksen, Group President & CEO of DNV GL.
“This agreement highlights the emphasis that MPA Singapore and DNV GL place on technological innovation and by working together we will unlock the potential of low and zero carbon shipping, autonomy as wells as smart port ecosystems.”
Photo credit: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Published: 31 October, 2019
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