New centre focused on decarbonisation, digitalisation of Southeast Asia’s maritime sector set up in Singapore

A new centre focusing on the digitalisation and decarbonisation of SEA’s maritime sector has been set up in Singapore by classification body DNV GL. Supported by EDB, the Maritime Decarbonisation and Autonomy Centre of Excellence will focus on digitalisation, decarbonisation and smart port capabilities, contributing to the country’s ambition of developing a “smart and sustainable maritime ecosystem” in the region, the Norway-based firm said on Thurs. “DNV GL experts will help establish new maritime processes, standards and frameworks; and will explore novel fuel technologies to accelerate the decarbonisation of the maritime industry to meet IMO (International Maritime Organization) targets,” it said. “The industry efforts that the Centre of Excellence will undertake in the areas of alternative fuels and autonomous shipping will reduce the environmental impact of shipping and related activities,” said EDB’s VP and head of Commercial and Professional Services Dawn Lim. The Centre of Excellence’s director Shahrin Osman said it would take a holistic approach when advising companies on decarbonisation, taking into account their own strategies and plans, as well as helping them monitor emissions from their existing fleet…. Continue Reading


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