Four major lines – AP Moller-Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and ONE – have jointly established Digital Container Shipping Association (DCSA) to drive standardisation, digitalisation and interoperability in the industry.

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has announced the awarding of SGD650,000 ($480,500) seed funding to 13 technology start-ups from the Smart Port Challenge (SPC) 2018 for the development and test-bedding of their innovative solutions.

The environment, regulation and technology, and the links between all three, topped discussions at Sea Asia 2019 this week in Singapore.

Israeli-based Atlantium Technologies is readying its proprietary ballast water management system (BWMS) for a full commercial launch before the end of this year, as the UV-based system is undergoing a shipboard testing on a Zim mid-sized container vessel.

Singapore’s homegrown maritime solutions firm Claritecs has signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with several bunker operators to formalise collaboration to testbed its BunkerMaestro bunker operations scheduling platform.

Digitalisation and the uptake of technology for the shipping sector will eventually bring the industry up to a whole new level of digital connectedness, even as this driver of change is happening only at an incremental pace, according to a panel of industry leaders.

A field trial leveraging on Artificial Intelligence(AI) in predicting near misses between vessels conducted in the busy waters of the Singapore Strait has yielded positive results, according to Japan’s Fujitsu Limited.

The Singapore Maritime Week (SMW) 2019 has an eye on the future as the nine-day event is set to gather industry experts from around the world to delve deeper on how to drive connectivity, innovate and attract talent.

UBM (Seatrade) and the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), in collaboration with PIER71 (Port Innovation Ecosystem Reimagined @ Block71), are introducing the new Innovation Arena onto the exhibition floor of this year’s edition of Sea Asia.

Wilhelmsen, in partnership with Airbus has marked the first shore-to-ship trial deployment of drone technology in real-time port conditions in Singapore, delivery a variety of small, time-critical items to vessels at anchorage.

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