The 7th biennial Sea Asia 2019 Conference and Exhibition successfully concluded on Thursday (12 April) with more than 400 exhibiting companies.
The event saw a record 13 national pavilions including new attendees from Oman, Poland and Turkey.
A highlight of this year’s event was the Innovation Arena, which showcased eight start-up companies who are supporting new thinking and innovation across the industry.
During the conference, MOUs were signed between several companies, highlighting the increasing collaboration between technology and maritime companies.
Singapore’s homegrown maritime solutions firm Claritecs signed three MOUs with bunker operators including Sinanju Tankers Holdings, Sentek Marine & Trading and Global Energy Trading, to testbed the BunkerMaestro bunker operations scheduling platform. It also signed an MOU with MarineTraffic to tap on its datasets for synchronising the locations of receiving vessels with the position of bunker tankers.
Maritime cybersecurity company Threatspan signed two MOUs with MarineTraffic and Athena Dynamics respectively, to establish partnerships as a follow-on from the PIER71 Smart Port Challenge accelerator programme.
Sea Asia 2019 closed the afternoon with the final conference session on applications of blockchain technology in the maritime industry, where leaders discussed the practical applications and implementation of blockchain initiatives to improve productivity.
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Published 12 April, 2019
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