Digital Connectivity & Data Standards


As a prologue to the Maritime Perspectives series, this webinar will focus on how the industry can come together to achieve efficiency and interoperability across different maritime platforms / systems in the new normal. We will also witness the signing of an MoU on common data standards and API specifications.

Since 2019, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Facilitation (FAL) Convention has made the electronic exchange of information for clearance processes in ports mandatory. With the rise in adoption and usage of electronic platforms, and to address the growing need for interoperability across maritime platforms, MPA is spearheading a rallying call for platform-providers, port authorities and shipping representatives to converge towards common data standards and data exchange via Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

The MoU signing will feature six partners, with more to come onboard. This MoU marks the beginning of our quest to bring on more partners as we work together towards concrete deliverables on data harmonisation and API specifications development for seamless data exchange across global partners.

The webinar has concluded. Catch the full video recording below.

Programme
Date: Tuesday, 28 July 2020
Time: 4.00pm - 5.40pm (SGT)

4.00pm
Opening address by MPA Chairman, Mr Niam Chiang Meng

4.05pm Keynote Speech by IMO Secretary General, Mr Lim Kitack

4.10pm MoU Signing Ceremony

4.15pm
Panel 1: What would the future of global trade with common data standards look like and how do we get there?

Panellists:
Mr Chong Kok Keong, CEO, Global eTrade Services (GeTS)
Mr Thomas Sproat, Senior Director, TradeLens
Mr Loh Sin Yong, Director of Trade, Infocomm Media Development Authority

4.55pm
Panel 2: How ready are Regulators and Ports to digitalise port-ship processes and embrace enablers of data exchange such as APIs?

Panellists:
Mr Julian Abril, Head of Facilitation, International Maritime Organisation
Mr Paul Walter, Head Digital Strategy & Technology Innovation, Port of Rotterdam Authority
Mr David Foo, Senior Director of Operations Technology, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore

5.35pm
Closing remarks


Speakers:

Mr Chong Kok Keong

CEO, Global eTrade Services (GeTS)

Mr Thomas Sproat

Senior Director, TradeLens

Mr Loh Sin Yong

Director of Trade, Infocomm Media Development Authority

Mr Julian Abril

Head of Facilitation, International Maritime Organisation

Mr Paul Walter

Head Digital Strategy & Technology Innovation, Port of Rotterdam Authority

Mr David Foo

Senior Director of Operations Technology, Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore


Moderator:

Mr Michael Phoon

Executive Director, Singapore Shipping Association