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Call made to drive Singapore’s innovation in maritime tech

SEEDS Capital, the investment arm of Enterprise Singapore, is launching a Call-For-Partnership (CFP) with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to identify suitable investors to lead investments in the maritime technology sector.

CargoSmart completes proof-of-concept of data exchange platform

CargoSmart announced the successful completion of a proof-of-concept with eTradeConnect, of the new data exchange platform Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN). The engagement explored ways to enhance global trade through better collaboration among shippers, banks, terminal operators, and ocean carriers, with applications to be further developed once the GSBN is formed.

DBS, Trafigura to launch blockchain trade platform

DBS Bank and Trafigura, in collaboration with Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Enterprise Singapore and tradetech Perlin, are colalborating to develop an open-sourced blockchain trade platform (ICC TradeFlow platform).

The winners of first SMART4SEA – EUROPORT Awards announced

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 SMART4SEA – EUROPORT Awards on e-navigation, cyber security, initiative, technology and ship operator that have showcased excellence and innovation within the maritime industry towards a smarter and more sustainable shipping.

Malaysian ports are an attraction for Nokia’s 5G systems

Reuters reports that Nokia aims towards Malaysian ports in efforts to bring its 5G technology market in the area and prepare the Southeast Asian country for the launch of a fast mobile internet service next year. Nokia is expected to face challenges due to the fact that China’s Huawei has already signed 5G deals with telecoms firms in Malaysia as it battles a U.S. blacklist. 

Abu Dhabi Ports’ Maqta Gateway heads towards digitalization

Maqta Gateway, a subsidiary of Abu Dhabi Ports inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Etisalat to boost digitalization across its port facilities, by launching technologies such as  cloud computing, IoT and big data, paving the way for a new era of digital transformation in the maritime sector.

Singapore’s maritime single window system launched

Under the sidelines of this year’s Global Marine Forum, which took place in Singapore 30-31 October, Heng Swee Keat, Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, announced the launch of ‘[email protected]’, country’s maritime single window system that aims to drive decarbonisation and digital transformation.

Panama meets Greeks, promises digitalization of ship registry

The Panama Maritime Authority visited Greece, meeting the Minister of Maritime Affairs and Island Policy Ioannis Plakiotakis and discussing Panama’s plans on simplifying even more vessel registration through its “Electronic Ship Registration System”.


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