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Wärtsilä Voyage and MPA ink smart port and digitalisation MoU

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Wärtsilä Voyage has inked a strategic partnership with the Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) covering collaboration in smart port innovation and digitalisation.

The Memorandum of Understand (MoU) signed virtually on Tuesday has the main objectives to initiate, develop and promote innovative solutions that accelerate digitalisation; foster interoperability in e-navigation and ship-to-shore secure data communications to enable port-to-port optimisation.

The collaboration also covers the development and field-testing of intelligent vessel capabilities.

Chris Chung, Director of Digital Innovation and Strategic Projects, Wärtsilä Voyage, said, “Together, we will work with other industry stakeholders, such as Wärtsilä’s customers whose vessels would be calling at the Port of Singapore. Subject to their consent, we will use the vessel’s nautical data to test-bed reliable and secure information exchanges using applications like Wärtsilä Navi-Port.”

Koh Chin Yong, Chief Information Officer and Acting Director (IT), MPA, said “This collaboration with industry partners like Wärtsilä, using its Navi-Port for Just-in-Time planning and coordination on the digitalPORT platform, further solidifies our commitment towards digitalisation to support port-to-port optimisation and maritime decarbonisation.” 

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