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News ID: 72141 |
Publish Date: 10:35 - 06 February 2017

MPA, DNV GL to Expand Mutual Cooperation

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and classification society DNV GL have renewed and expanded on the scope a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on promoting R&D and innovation in the maritime industry.

MPA, DNV GL to Expand Mutual Cooperation
The renewed MOU will have an expanded scope to include autonomous systems and intelligent shipping, MANA correspondent reported.
The intelligent shipping systems include autonomous vessels and drones for maritime purposes, or the use of data analytics to create robust and optimal shipping solutions. These systems will help to enhance safety and sustainability of shipping and port activities.
Andrew Tan, chief executive of MPA, said: “MPA is pleased to renew the MOU with DNV GL to include autonomous technologies, intelligent shipping and data analytics."
The collaboration also includes green ports to examine environmental gains to be made through the use of energy saving and emission reduction technology in ports, marine environment projects to cut emissions and boost fuel efficiency, research into LNG as an alternative fuel, and organisation of thought leadership forums to promote Green Shipping, Green Ports and Green Technology within the Singapore maritime community.
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