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Smart port hackathon

Smart port hackathon
Over the weekend the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) held what it described as the first Smart Port Hackathon.

Some 120 participants in 25 teams took part in the 48-hour hackathon with an aim of producing maritime-related prototypes focused on productivity, efficiency and sustainability.

The hackathon, co-oragnised with the Urban Prototyping Singapore Community, used 20 different datasets with 32m data points from MPA and its supporting partners such as PSA Corp, Jurong Port, YCH Group, DHI, Orbcomm and the National Environment Agency.

The winner walked away with SGD5,000 ($4,029) and a Galaxy Tab for each team member. There were also two runner-up prizes of SGD3,000 and SGD2,000.

“As we develop our next generation port in Tuas, we hope to leverage on data analytics and mobile solutions as a way to improve productivity and efficiency,” said Andrew Tan, chief executive of the MPA. Through such hackathons, we hope to encourage greater collaboration and data sharing between our port operators, logistics players and industry solution providers to develop innovative ideas and co-solutions that can benefit the maritime sector.hackathon

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