MOUs and Programmes

MPA's Maritime R&D programmes conduct research and development into mutually beneficial areas of interest, including:

Enhancing maritime logistics and operations

PSA-MPA Port Technology Research and Development Programme to automate container handling operations, enhance productivity in the container terminal and develop green port technologies. Jurong Port-MPA Green Port and Productivity Solutions R&D Programme to improve productivity and implement green port solutions.

Fostering maritime thought leadership

MPA has also signed MOUs with class societies DNV GL and ClassNK to promote R&D and innovation and foster thought leadership on technology in the maritime industry. The ABS-MPA Maritime Technology Professorship programme set up at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) intends to build up SUTD’s capabilities in maritime education and R&D to further boost the growth of marine and offshore technology development in Singapore.

Supporting development of the Next Generation Port

To support smart port initiatives for the Next Generation Port at Tuas, the M1-MPA MOU helps the maritime community leverage on mobile technology to enhance productivity and crew welfare and the IBM-MPA MOU aims to improve maritime and port operations using analytics-based technologies.