Singapore: The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Singapore Management University (SMU) to promote research and innovation for a clean and green next generation port.
MPA chief executive Andrew Tan said, "Singapore is committed to promoting a maritime industry that is not only competitive but also efficient, responsible and sustainable.” He said the tie up with SMU to will look at data analytics to improve the efficiency and sustainability of Singapore port.
The MOU outlines areas for collaboration on research and development (R&D) between MPA and SMU. Topics include clean energy and environment, energy management, simulation and data analytics for maritime applications that support Singapore's position as an efficient, green and sustainable port. The MOU extends beyond R&D and covers partnerships in education, public outreach programmes, as well as the provision of advisory services by SMU. [25/11/14]