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A sustainable upturn for the shipping industry?

THERE was a lot of confidence in the air during last week's Singapore Maritime Week. Indeed, according to a panel of senior shipping people, the shipping industry is witnessing a sustainable upturn for the first time in a decade.

However, while reaching that conclusion at the Singapore Shipping Forum, they also warned of the need to manage issues arising from geopolitics, environmental regulations ...more

Govt subsidies not needed for int'l shipping, says Maersk Line CEO

Singapore

GOVERNMENTS no longer need to subsidise or fund international shipping, which operates in "a competitive and effective market", Maersk Line CEO Søren Skou said on Thursday.

Mr Skou added, while addressing maritime leaders at this year's Singapore Maritime Lecture, that governments have "almost" exited container shipping on realising there is a functioning international shipping ...more

MPA steps up measures to align marine fuel industry with new rules

Singapore

SINGAPORE has stepped up efforts to align its marine fuel industry with an upcoming regulation aimed at cutting ship emissions.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore's (MPA) assistant CEO for operations M Segar said at an industry dinner on Thursday that the regulatory body will impose the use of mass flow meters (MFMs) for delivering cleaner-burning distillates bunker ...more

S'pore shares its initiatives to promote sustainable shipping

Collaboration is key to making shipping cleaner and greener given it is a global enterprise, said Senior Minister of State for Transport and Health Lam Pin Min.

He told the Asia Europe Meeting Conference yesterday how Singapore has fostered such collaboration to improve sustainable shipping.

One was the creation of a focus group between the port authorities and maritime administrations ...more

PSA, CrimsonLogic unit in tie-up to build global supply chain platform

Singapore

PSA International has teamed up with a unit of CrimsonLogic to develop a global common trade and supply chain platform.

PSA Group CEO Tan Chong Meng unveiled the business-to-business and business-to-government platform named Calista during his keynote speech at TOC Asia.

He explained that global trade goes beyond the physical movement of goods. It also overlaps ...more

Shipping steers a tentative carbon-free course

DESPITE considerable obstacles, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) earlier this month adopted an initial strategy on the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ships and set out a vision to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping. This was in response to increasing pressure on the industry to commit to slashing and eventually eliminating its GHG output to reflect the objectives ...more

Industry still moving slowly on digitalisation

Singapore

A SIGNIFICANT percentage of senior maritime executives responding to a poll on Monday harboured doubts about a digital future for the sector, an indication of the industry at large taking small, incremental steps in going digital.

Some 125 senior maritime executives responded to a poll at the inaugural conference "Global Perspectives: The Future of Shipping" held in conjunction ...more

MPA inks MoU to develop 'future-ready' seafarers for Singapore's maritime sector

Singapore

MARITIME Singapore is ramping up efforts at developing a pool of digital future-ready seafarers.

On Monday, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) aimed at equipping seafarers with the skills to cope with digitalisation and automation in the maritime sector.

It was signed with the Singapore Shipping Association ...more

Building a vibrant ecosystem for the maritime industry

AS PART of its efforts to help build a vibrant and innovative ecosystem for the maritime sector, the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has an MOU with NUS Enterprise for the Maritime Technology Acceleration Programme (MTAP). The MOU aims to encourage Singapore's maritime industry to accelerate the adoption of innovation and venture into new growth areas through working with tech startups.

"With ...more

Jurong Port to use video analytics to safeguard container cargoes

Singapore

TECHNOLOGY is giving Singapore a leg-up in the fight against tainted containerised cargoes after they pass through the port nation's immigration checkpoints.

In the second half of this year, the use of video analytics to detect anomalies in container trucks entering Singapore via the West Gate Jurong Port will enter full production.

Jurong Port would reach a decision ...more
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