DNV and MPA extend decarbonisation and digitalisation collaboration deal

DNV and Singapore’s Maritime Port Authority (MPA) have signed a new agreement to expand their collaboration efforts on decarbonisation and digital innovation in the maritime industry.

The new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covers a three-year period, with its scope including decarbonisation, digitalisation and talent development for sustainable and smart maritime ecosystems.

The agreement builds on a 2019 extension of an MoU first drafted in 2014 to cover critical emerging trends within the maritime industry, such as autonomous shipping, low and zero-carbon fuels, and operational models utilising additive manufacturing for ship spares.

Areas for future cooperation include Joint Industry Projects on the pathways to net zero and leveraging digitalisation as an enabler for energy efficiency. On the digitalisation front, DNV and MPA will explore projects to increase the adoption of remote survey inspections and audits, the standardisation of vessel operational data, and alignment on cyber and smart notations.

“The renewal of the MoU between MPA and DNV underscores the commitment to our decarbonisation and digitalisation aspirations, including talent development and R&D to chart the pathways to net zero for international shipping while complementing IMO’s GHG strategy,” said Kenneth Lim, Assistant Chief Executive (Industry and Transformation), MPA.

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