The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Voyager Worldwide to promote joint projects supporting voyage optimisation and just-in-time port arrivals.
Voyager Worldwide will support the initiative by opening up access to its new Voyager Living Lab in Singapore, an innovation and collaboration facility dedicated to improving port to port voyage efficiency that offers a mix of physical and virtual infrastructure for maritime technology development across research, ideation and testing.
Working with MPA and the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA), the Voyager Living Lab’s Collaborate Programme will also provide an incubator environment, bringing maritime start-ups together with major brands to solve wider maritime challenges, providing free access to the Lab’s resources and funding.
The Lab will also work with maritime-related education institutions to provide internship opportunities, support post-graduate programmes and projects, and collaborate on maritime-related academic and research initiatives.
“The maritime decarbonisation challenge is a huge undertaking, spanning shipping, ports and inland supply chains and it’s clear that optimised voyage management solutions have a central role to play,” said Kent Lee, Chief Executive Officer, Voyager Worldwide.
“Our investment in the Living Lab, our work with the MPA Singapore and other partners around the world is helping to prepare for that changing world.”