The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Port of Rotterdam Authority (PoR) Wednesday renewed their Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in Information Exchange and Research and Development (R&D).
The MOU between the two ports, started since 2015, covers in key areas such as maritime cybersecurity, LNG bunkering and Next Generation Vessel Traffic Management Systems.
The renewal seeks to further the collaboration between the two counterparts in port digitalisation, port services, port safety and operations and handling of autonomous vessels in port.
“This renewal of the MoU between PoR and MPA reaffirms the commitment of both parties to jointly collaborate and exchange best practices and new ideas,” said Andrew Tan, Chief Executive of MPA.
“Collaboration in maritime cybersecurity, LNG bunkering and innovation not only fosters partnerships between MPA and PoR, but also benefits the maritime innovation ecosystem.”
Allard Castelein, Chief Executive Officer of PoR, believes further collaboration will benefit both counterparts.
“In a rapidly changing world, it has become more important than ever to join forces with other international partners to see how we can make our ports better, safer, smarter and more efficient,” he says.
“This renewed Memorandum of Understanding between the MPA and PoR is a good example of this. Together, we are working on the port of the future by exchanging knowledge.”
The renewal was signed at the sidelines of the 4th Port Authorities Roundtable (PAR) held in Long Beach, USA from 16 to 18 July 2018.
Photo credit: Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
Published: 19 July, 2018
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